To Protect and Package - Pharmaceutical Technology

Latest Issue
PharmTech

Latest Issue
PharmTech Europe

To Protect and Package
Products at INTERPHEX focused on protection, compliance, and deterring counterfeiting. This article contains bonus online-exclusive material.


Pharmaceutical Technology
Volume 33, Issue 5

Guide to packaging materials


Equipped with one of four interchangeable pump styles, Filamatics AdaptaFil benchtop filler can vary filling speed and incorporate drawback at the end of the fill.
Misinformation about sustainability is widespread, and some packagers tend to favor one packaging material over another without considering all ramifications. In this light, one exhibitor stressed the need to look at the big picture and consider brand recognition, product integrity, smart service, compliance, and product security and logistics along with sustainability (iWheel Solutions, Alcan Packaging, Kirkland, Québec, Canada). It gave booth visitors at INTERPHEX a chance to play a game developed to educate its personnel about sustainability. The game tests knowledge of issues and points out common pitfalls (Eco-Challenge, Alcan Packaging). "The industry needs to elevate the conversation," says Nina Goodrich, director of sustainnovation [sic] at Alcan Packaging. "We don't want to reinforce the idea that packaging is garbage because it's not."

Dispensing tubes

A self-sealing actuator protects oxygen-sensitive lotions and creams in barrier tubes ranging in size from 15 to 150 mL and delivers a metered dose of 500 or 800 μL. The polyethylene-foil-polyethylene tube blocks oxygen and light transmission, while special seaming technology results in an almost invisible seam. The self-sealing design reduces the chance of product contamination and discoloration and prevents the contents from drying out. Although no products are commercially packaged in this tube yet, several formulas are undergoing stability testing (Airless pump, MegaPumps, Eaton-town, NJ, on polyfoil tube, Hoffmann Neopac, Oberdiessbach, Switzerland).

Another style of dispensing tube has just completed tooling validation. A conical silicone valve inside the dispensing closure makes it possible for this barrier tube to dispense a precise flow of product (Pinpoint closure from Seaquist Closures, Mukwonago, WI, on polyfoil tube, Hoffmann Neopac).


ADVERTISEMENT

blog comments powered by Disqus
LCGC E-mail Newsletters

Subscribe: Click to learn more about the newsletter
| Weekly
| Monthly
|Monthly
| Weekly

Survey
FDASIA was signed into law two years ago. Where has the most progress been made in implementation?
Reducing drug shortages
Breakthrough designations
Protecting the supply chain
Expedited reviews of drug submissions
More stakeholder involvement
Reducing drug shortages
70%
Breakthrough designations
4%
Protecting the supply chain
17%
Expedited reviews of drug submissions
2%
More stakeholder involvement
7%
View Results
Eric Langerr Outsourcing Outlook Eric LangerRelationship-building at Top of Mind for Clients
Cynthia Challener, PhD Ingredients Insider Cynthia ChallenerRisk Reduction Top Driver for Biopharmaceutical Raw Material Development
Jill Wechsler Regulatory Watch Jill Wechsler Changes and Challenges for Generic Drugs
Faiz Kermaini Industry Insider Faiz KermainiNo Signs of a Slowdown in Mergers
Ebola Outbreak Raises Ethical Issues
Better Comms Means a Fitter Future for Pharma, Part 2: Realizing the Benefits of Unified Communications
Better Comms Means a Fitter Future for Pharma, Part 1: Challenges and Changes
Sandoz Wins Biosimilar Filing Race
NIH Translational Research Partnership Yields Promising Therapy
Source: Pharmaceutical Technology,
Click here