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Healthcare Packaging Closures | Processes & Trends

Articles discuss trends and processes related to packaging closures for the healthcare packaging industry. Closures are plastic, metal, or glass tops or lids used to close or shut a container holding a medical or RX drug product. Key topics focus on reservoir caps, plug seal closures, pumps and other dispensers, and capping and torque stations.

March 19, 2015 | News

Who is most at risk for medicine poisoning?

A new study shows that in this age group there are more than 1,100 calls every day about this group getting into, or getting too much, medicine.
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REMIND-A-CAP: Pill bottle cap
March 18, 2015 | Materials Product Brief

REMIND-A-CAP: Pill bottle cap

Designed for ease and comfort, REMIND-A-CAP promotes patient compliance.
CURVE PATTERN. The curve features aided retention of the curve in the devices during sterilization process.
March 11, 2015 | Package Case Study

Voice of customer inputs key to catheter tray and lid combination

Boston Scientific’s catheter tray and lid provide numerous benefits, including a knurling pattern of grooves in the tray.
West Pharmaceutical Services: Vial seals
February 18, 2015 | Materials Product Brief

West Pharmaceutical Services: Vial seals

Sterile, ready-to-use drug vial seals help pharmaceutical manufacturers ensure drug safety.
A range of the medical packaging was tested, to represent the most commonly used types of openings.
January 22, 2015 | Column/Opinion

Accessibility of medical packaging: learning from people with impairments

Manufacturers must be aware of the wide range of impairments that can affect consumers, which means one design of accessible packaging may not be suitable for all.
Desmond Hunt, Ph.D., Senior Scientific Liaison, U.S. Pharmacopeial Convention (USP)
January 19, 2015 | Column/Opinion

Biologics and USP’s General Chapters on Container Closure Systems

Biologics present new challenges for packaging systems.
Comar: Closures
January 15, 2015 | Materials Product Brief

Comar: Closures

A new SecureCap closure is available for eye drops and nasal sprays that require child-resistant packaging.
Amcor: PET containers
December 12, 2014 | Materials Product Brief

Amcor: PET containers

Hot-fill PET containers are now available with metal lug closures.
Health supplement company launches innovative Twist-and-Shake bottle
October 8, 2014 | Package Case Study

Health supplement company launches innovative Twist-and-Shake bottle

Bottle stores powders in a plug and plunger under the cap, with liquid in the bottle. Consumers combine powders and liquid by twisting the cap.
Skincare kit package delivers differentiation
September 25, 2014 | Package Case Study

Skincare kit package delivers differentiation

MIO Skincare’s customized stand-up pouch with carry handle offers a sporty, modern appeal for Life Time Fitness club members.

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