Gerresheimer Indian plant to manufacture vials and ampoules

With seven plants, Gerresheimer enjoys a strong position in the South East Asian market for the highly specialist manufacturing of glass and plastic products for the pharmaceutical sector. A new factory making vials and ampoules recently went on stream in Kosamba. “We are the specialist when it comes to vials, ampoules, and cartridges,” said Jens

Nelipak Healthcare Packaging announces new appointments and investments in Americas and Europe

Nelipak Healthcare Packaging (Nelipak), a global provider of custom thermoformed packaging that provides superior protection for medical devices and pharmaceuticals, continues to make significant investments to exceed the expectations of its global customers. As part of its ongoing commitment to the market, in July 2016 the business closed on the acquisition of its sixth facility,

Oliver-Tolas Healthcare Packaging and Mangar Medical Packaging announce shared company name

Oliver-Tolas Healthcare Packaging and Mangar Medical Packaging joined forces in May 2016 and recently announced that they will do business under the name Oliver. The new name and brand identity preserve the company’s legacy while reflecting its commitment to delivering the highest standards of quality and service for innovative healthcare packaging solutions. “Oliver-Tolas and Mangar brands carry rich legacies

How Atlas Vac Machine plans to gain on UDI

Atlas Vac Machine, a maker of medical tray and blister sealers, has added new features to its equipment to better aid medical device companies trying to keep up with FDA’s Unique Device Identification rules. Over the past year, the Cincinnati-based company has had its machines providing data logging of operator IDs and passwords, sign-ins, PW

J-Pac Medical announces new allograft processing products for tissue banks

J-Pac Medical, a trusted manufacturing and packaging outsourcing partner to medical device and diagnostic companies, recently announced new custom fabricated mesh bags and filters for tissue bank allograft processing. J-Pac’s custom shaped and assembled medical-quality textile components can be tailored to specific allograft processing needs and combined with other sterile devices in a single kit

Medical Murray adds clean room space in two facilities

Medical Murray, a device development and contract manufacturing company with ISO 13485 certification and FDA registration, has expanded clean room capabilities in their Illinois manufacturing facility and North Carolina location. The additions come less than a year after Medical Murray purchased their Lake Zurich, Ill., 44,000 square-foot manufacturing facility, and built a larger 10,000 square-foot

Why all medical tray sealers are not the same

The Atlas Vac seal tool nest is made from one piece of aluminum or multiple pieces screwed together. The sealing tool features a Category 3 safety light curtain system that reduces fatigue and increases operator output by permitting work to be done internal to the cycle rate. The tray sealer processes are controlled by a

Graphene-infused packaging is a million times better at blocking moisture

Plastic packaging might seem impenetrable—and sometimes nearly impossible to remove—but water molecules can still pass through. And this permeability to moisture can limit the lifespan of a product. To better protect goods such as electronics and medicines, scientists have developed a new kind of packaging that incorporates a single layer of graphene. They report their

Nelipak picks up thermoformer Tegrant Alloyd Brands from Sonoco

Nelipak said today that it acquired a thermoforming company in Puerto Rico, Tegrant Alloyd Brands, from Sonoco for an undisclosed amount. Cranston, R.I.-based Nelipak said Tegrant Alloyd, which makes rigid packaging, sells to medical device and pharmaceutical companies in Puerto Rico and the Dominican Republic. Based in Juncos, Puerto Rico, it will operate under the

Barger accepts AmeriStar Design Award

Barger, one of the leading custom medical device packaging designers and thermoformers in North America, has been honored with an Institute of Packaging Professionals (IOPP) AmeriStar award in the medical device category. Judged by industry experts, the IOPP contest is regarded as one of the most prestigious packaging design competitions in North America. The intelligent

Phototype exhibits new business intelligence tool

Phototype–a provider of fully integrated graphic solutions to the consumer packaged goods, medical/pharma, retail, printing and converting industries–will showcase Phototype BizIQ, its proprietary business intelligence tool, in Booth #3346 at EastPack 2016, June 14-16 in New York City. The robust data engine seamlessly integrates customer, supply chain and print quality analytics into intuitive reporting that

Mangar Medical Packaging joins forces with Oliver Products

Mangar Medical Packaging has been acquired by Oliver-Tolas Healthcare Packaging’s parent company, Oliver Products, on May 10, 2016. “We are proud of Mangar and all the work that the team has done to support the industry and our customers,” said Doug Coleman, CEO of Mangar. “Joining forces with Oliver-Tolas will present tremendous opportunities for the employees

Bemis closes SterilPack buyout

Bemis Co. (NYSE:BMS) said today that it closed its buyout of SteriPack Group for an undisclosed amount. Neenah, Wis.-based Bemis said the deal includes a facility in Ireland and packaging production plants in Malaysia and the U.S. The deal does not include SteriPack’s contract manufacturing business, which SteriPack is slated to keep and run on its

J-Pac Medical Announces Lab-on-Chip Reagent Blister Development Kits for Diagnostic Applications

Enables Customers to Test the Use of Frangible and Burst Seal Blisters With Their Microfluidic Formats SOMERSWORTH, NH–J-Pac Medical, a trusted manufacturing and packaging outsourcing partner to medical device and diagnostic companies, today announced that it will now offer development kits to allow customers to test the use of reagent blisters with their microfluidic formats.

J-Pac Medical offers dry room processing capabilities for assembly and packaging of environmentally-sensitive healthcare products

J-Pac Medical announced its dry room processing capabilities for the packaging of environmentally-sensitive healthcare products. J-Pac’s dry room capabilities feature low humidity processing in Class 7 cleanrooms with options for both low and high volume applications.  The low humidity environment extends the WIP Time (Open Exposure Time) for materials and components that are moisture sensitive. This reduces