PIA Evansville delivers 3-piece connector assembly and packaging system

Preh IMA Automation (PIA) Evansville – a systems integrator and builder of custom, automated assembly and test systems, – says it recently fulfilled a contract to provide a 3-piece IV connector assembly and packaging system to an undisclosed leading medical device contract manufacturer. The assembly and packaging solution includes error-proofing and traceability functions to assure product

WSI Global offering Braille embossing capabilities

WSI Global – a manufacturer of finishing equipment for the carton converting, liquid packaging and corrugated industries – recently announced that it offers Braille capabilities, using either the TaskMaster infeed system or with a standalone unit that can be integrated into nearly any folder gluer. WSI’s Braille offerings are ideal for meeting European pharmaceutical industry

J-Pac Medical appoints operations VP and business development manager

J-Pac Medical – which specializes in implantable textiles, turnkey packaging, thermoformed packaging, and manufacturing services for medical devices – today announced the appointment of Tim Valentine as vice president of operations and Fred Finocchiaro as manager of business development. Valentine has a successful track record of on-time delivery, cost reduction and team leadership in manufacturing environments.

Nelipak acquires Computer Designs

Nelipak said today that it has closed on its buy of thermoforming company Computer Designs (Whitehall, Pa.), which Nelipak will operate under the Nelipak Healthcare Packaging name. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed. Computer Designs makes thermoformed rigid packaging including trays, clamshells, and blisters, with manufacturing facilities in Pennsylvania, North Carolina, Arizona and Puerto

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