Coster has just announced the signature of an agreement with Catalent Pharma Solutions for the development and construction of a line designed for filling pMDIs (pressurized Metered Dose Inhalers). The high-output state-of-the-art line will be part of Catalent’s currently expanding Inhalation Center of Excellence in Research Triangle Park (RTP), N.C, USA.
The filling line will have a capacity of 150 cans per minute and will incorporate Coster’s proprietary technology, aimed at meeting stringent quality standards and advancing process robustness, continuity and consistency. The new line is part of Catalent’s $20 million investment at the site which will expand existing capabilities and will further enhance Catalent’s ability to provide clients with integrated "molecule to market" turnkey solutions.
"The expansion at RTP is set for completion in the first quarter of 2015 and will at least double the capacity in the short term, to more than 20 million units annually, with the potential for much more over the long term," commented Christie Dolan, Vice President and General Manager of Catalent’s Development and Clinical Services business.
Features of the main filling line include:
- Cutting-edge camera vision systems for validation of crimping parameters using statistical analysis;
- Coster Air-Q system controlling the environment within an integrated clean room system by continuously blowing sterile air into key areas of the manufacturing process.
This is a milestone achievement for Coster as it reinforces its presence in the US market and helps strengthen its role in this regulated market.
A leading provider of aerosol and spray solutions for the personal care, cosmetic, and pharmaceutical industries, Coster is the sole company that manufactures filling equipment too. With an annual turnover of €178 million, this year Coster will celebrate its 50th anniversary.
Coster’s pharmaceutical product portfolio includes:
- pMDI valves and inhaler actuators
- Filling lines for inhaled, nasal, oral and topical products
Coster’s robust and reliable technology allows it to meet the pharmaceutical industry’s stringent quality standards and product safety features. Its R&D center offers formulation and re-formulation services for select aerosol and spray products.
For more information visit www.coster.com.
Catalent Pharma Solutions is the global leader in development solutions and advanced drug delivery technologies, providing world-wide clinical and commercial supply capabilities for drugs, biologics and consumer health products. With over 75 years serving the industry, Catalent has proven expertise in bringing more customer products to market faster, enhancing product performance and ensuring reliable product supply. Catalent employs approximately 8,500 people, including over 1,000 scientists, at nearly 30 facilities across 5 continents and generates more than $1.7 billion in annual revenue. Catalent is headquartered in Somerset, N.J. For more information, visit www.catalent.com.
Coster receives two BAMA awards
Coster had a great night at the British Aerosol Manufacturers Awards [BAMA] 2019 evening scooping two highly coveted prizes. Receiving Highly Commended awards in the Aerosol Packaging and Sustainability categories is a great achievement and testament to the vision and hard work of the Coster team.
Coster and Catidom form a strategic alliance for metal anodization
Coster, a multinational provider of spray packaging solutions and filling equipment headquartered in Italy, and Catidom, a French leading supplier of anodized metal components, announce a strategic partnership to drive joint growth in beauty packaging.
Coster starts production of new Unilever Lynx/Axe custom spray cap in the UK
Coster, a multinational provider of spray and aerosol dispensing systems headquartered in Italy, is among the lead suppliers chosen by Unilever for the relaunch of the world’s #1 male deodorant brand. The production of the new spray cap (codenamed “Dark Matter”) officially started in Coster’s state of the art Barlborough (Chesterfield) manufacturing facility.
Coster awarded ECOVADIS Gold Medal for CSR achievements
Coster Group has been awarded this year, for the first time, with the Gold medal in recognition of CSR achievements and efforts by Ecovadis across four themes: Environment, Labor & Human Rights, Ethics & Fair Business and Sustainable Procurement.
Coster extends cosmetic GMP to pump production
ISO 22716:2008 certification for good manufacturing practices in cosmetic products has been achieved by Coster's pump production plant located at Calceranica al Lago, Trento. All dispensing, perfumery and spray pumps produced at "Coster 2" will be made in line with the highest manufacturing and service standards required by the industry.
Coster opens its second UK plant
Coster Group, a leading multinational provider of spray and dispensing packaging components and filling machines, has started production in the new facility located in Barlborough, Derbyshire (UK). The Barlborough plant is dedicated to the production of aerosol valves and extends over a 10,000 m2 lot in a small industrial park, strategically located in close proximity to the M1 motorway.
Coster is the first aerosol valve and actuator manufacturer to achieve cosmetic GMPs
Coster Group, a leading multinational manufacturer of spray and dispensing packaging components and filling machines, has announced that it has obtained UNI EN ISO 22716:2008 certification on cosmetic Good Manufacturing Practices (GMPs) in three Italian plants.
Coster introduces Capri, the new actuator for spray products
Capri, the new actuator from Coster, is a two piece spray actuator with overcap suitable for 1" male aerosol valves. It consists of a finger pad with integrated spray channel, conveniently fitted within the collar. The finger pad has been ergonomically designed with a ribbed finish for an easy and comfortable actuation. Capri has a universal unisex look, which makes it easy to adapt and customize to a variety of products.
Coster valves and actuators used to trace free kick lines in major football competitions
Football fans watching this summer's Brazil 2014 World Cup can't fail to have noticed the official vanishing spray used by the referees in all 64 matches and equipped with a Coster aerosol valve and V05.992 actuator ensuring that players respected the regulatory 9.15 metre distance between the free-kick position and the defenders.
Coster launches new global website
On 25th November, 2013, Coster, the global producer of aerosol valves, actuators, pumps and filling equipment, turned 50 and celebrated the golden anniversary by creating brand new website content. The site was specifically designed to be easy-to-use and provide a lean navigation tool for both current and future clients delivering up-to-date and relevant content about Coster.
Coster boosts BOV production in the USA
Reduced lead times and outstanding customer service: These are among Coster USA’s priorities in view of the fast-growing demand of BOVs (Bag-On-Valves) in the local market. Pursuant to this strategy, Coster is proud to announce the installation of a first-in-class high-output fully-automated line to produce BOVs at its South Elgin facility near Chicago.
2013 marks a milestone for Coster: the company’s 50th Anniversary
When Coster started up in 1963, the company’s only product was filling equipment. At a later stage, aerosol valves were developed and the company subsequently designed and brought to market a complete offering of sprays, dispensers, and perfume pumps.
Coster's innovative aerosol solutions for the pharma market
Pharmaceuticals have long been and are still being pre-dominantly produced in the form of pills, tablets, creams, unguents, syrups, powders and injectables. The aerosol form has proved its usefulness, effectiveness and versatility for the delivery of numerous active principles in many different health therapies. Coster has developed an integrated solution for clients wishing to expand their product portfolio with aerosols.
New CMPE Easyfit perfume pump by Coster
CMPE Easyfit is the latest Coster precompressed perfume pump: the dispensing system is the same as that of the MPE and MHPR, assuring the same high performance. This new micro-pump is available in 60 µl and 90 µl dosages. There is no contact between spring and product, and the metal closure is suitable to fit 15 mm FEA standard bottle neck. The metal closure is suitable to fit 15mm FEA standard bottle necks.
New V04.2480 nasal actuator for 20mm pumps
Coster, a leading multinational provider of aerosol spray dispensing packaging components and filling machines, has launched a new nasal actuator for crimp-on pumps which is suitable for adults and children alike. The actuator comprises two side wings for a proper and comfortable actuation and its long skirt hides the pump, increasing its visual appeal to users.
Coster launches the CPMR mini-sampler pump
The Coster subsidiary in Spain, Costertec, has recently launched a mini-sampler pump called CPMR. This new micro-pump is available in a 50 µl dosage and has reduced dimensions in comparison with the popular CPMS Coster pump. The new mini-sampler pump is suitable for nebulizing perfumes and other liquid products as the actuator is smaller and equipped with a newly-conceived, more compact micromist.
Coster USA receives its ISO 14001:2004 certification
Coster USA recently announced that it has newly been awarded its ISO certification, 14001:2004. An effective management tool, ISO 14001:2004 enables Coster to monitor and control the environmental impact of its production activities, improve its performance on a continuous basis and implement a strategy aimed at addressing significant aspects and meeting prioritized objectives and targets.
IBSA selects Coster BOV filling line for pharma products
In line with its strategy to increase its presence in the pharmaceutical field, Coster has recently installed a new fully automatic line for filling BOVs (Bag-On-Valves) for Swiss company IBSA. The line is now fully operational at IBSA’s manufacturing site near Milano. The line has a capacity of filling 3,000 cans per hour and has been conceived and designed to produce a variety of IBSA’s successful products, among them an anti-inflammatory topical gel.
A conversation with Dr. Claudio Contini
In this interview, Dr. Claudio Cortini gives the folks at Aerosol Europe his take on the latest Aerosol Congress. He makes sure to touch upon hot topics in the aerosol industry, such as sustainability, Eastern European expansion, and recent sales trends in the industry.
The new Garnier Deo Mineral spray, by Coster
Coster has developed a new ergonomic spray cap equipped with an innovative diffusion system, exclusively for the Garnier Deo Mineral personal deodorant line. The design also features Coster´s new sliding lock mechanism, which provides the consumer with the ability to lock the product shut with a simple finger slide.
HYDRA: new Coster spray caps for household and insecticide products
Coster, the Italian global player in the aerosol industry, has recently released the Hydra spray cap for household and insecticide products, available in two versions (directional and with micromist), suitable for use with Coster valves.
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