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CPHI Worldwide is one of the biggest exhibitions in the pharmaceutical world. It covers a variety of sectors within this market, such as ingredients, clinical trials, contract manufacturing, medical devices, and packaging.
DS Smith understands the challenges of the market The pharmaceutical and medical market is currently facing numerous challenges and changes. Not only is the market becoming more globalized, with a fast growth in the emerging countries such as China, but the main players are diversifying too. Expiry of major patents leads to considerable loss of income for big pharma and the rise of the generics consumption. No less important are societal changes with increasing proportion of the elderly and the occurrence of civilizational illnesses. People resort more and more to self-medication, helped by the development in e-commerce and smart devices. Progress in research brings new ways of treatments, such as biologics.
A dedicated team for your needs As leading providers of sustainable packaging solutions worldwide, DS Smith is aware of the diverse challenges the pharmaceutical and medical markets are facing today.
As the only global player in packaging, it provides a dedicated business unit to pharmaceutical customers with experts in the field. Customers are thus provided with a single point of contact for all their packaging needs which simplifies their day-to-day job. With a dense network of plants across Europe and our growing presence worldwide (China and USA), we are able to cover for a great number of needs, however specialized. DS Smith is a truly global company, never far from you and able to deliver to your needs in a timely manner.
Offering DS Smith is at the heart of the performance of our customers. We are able to cater a wide range of multi-material solutions and services to such a demanding sector to cover the whole supply chain. Our customers include primary packaging manufacturers, pharma labs and OTC producers, medical devices companies and wholesalers. With focus on optimization, continuous improvement and compliance, we deliver results every day by increasing productivity and reducing complexity. DS Smith has its own division for packaging machinery, building custom made end-of-line packaging machines and associated services. In terms of packaging material, our capabilities include rigid and flexible plastic solutions, corrugated and cardboard solutions, as well as multi-material solutions, covering needs all across the supply chain. Discover DS Smith’s pharmaceutical offering in the attached brochure and at dssmith.com/pharma.
PS9000 Pharmaceutical accreditation for DS Smith Cartons
DS Smith Neath, part of DS Smith Plc, has achieved PS9000:2016 certification for its carton plant in South Wales, UK. The accreditation validates the Neath site to produce printed cartons for the pharmaceutical sector.
PS 9000 is a global certification developed by the Pharmaceutical Quality Group (PQG) for the pharmaceutical packaging supply industry, and it defines specific requirements and guidance for Good Manufacturing Practice (GMP) in conjunction with implementation of the appropriate quality and monitoring systems, including full reporting and traceability.
“Having been an accredited BRC supplier for over ten years, our GMP standards are extremely high, which enabled us to have a smooth transition to PS9000” Comments Lyndon Powell, DS Smith Neath General Manager. “The PS9000 accreditation confirms
the sites continuous improvement culture and should provide reassurance to prospective and existing customers that the site is manufacturing to the highest possible standards.”
DS Smith Neath already supplies cartons to the food, drink and nutritional sectors. The implementation of this accreditation will now enable the site to offer its extensive range of packaging solutions to the pharmaceutical sector.
DS Smith Plastics Launches a new Product line of Extruded Polypropylene Packaging Dedicated to Pharmaceutical Applications
DS Smith Plastics, Extruded Products France announced the launch of AkyPure® − a new line of extruded polypropylene packaging for the pharmaceutical industry.
AkyPure has been developed in collaboration with key players in the industry. The new product line consists of hygienic, fiber-free and moist resistant packaging solutions manufactured in compliance with International Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP) that ensures products are consistently produced and controlled according to established quality standards.
"The close and privileged relationship we have world-class laboratories and primary packaging suppliers has allowed us to develop a fiber-free and durable polypropylene packaging solution that meet and exceeds the demands and expectations of this industry." Pascal Schelcher, market segment Pharma Manager.
The AkyPure line of extruded polypropylene packaging is composed of three distinct product categories; AkyPure Tray, AkyPure Box and AkyPure bulk container.
To learn more about DS Smith Plastics’ AkyPure hygienic & fiber-free packaging contact us at [email protected] or visit our page dssmith.com/akypure.