In a single day, DS Smith’s new state-of-the art box manufacturing plant is able to produce more than 17 million square feet of lightweight recyclable packaging. The opening of the corrugated plant heralds the company’s latest technology, keeping pace with increasing demands by consumers and retailers for fully recyclable boxes and “fit-to-product” packaging.
DS Smith Neath, located in South Wales, UK, has been awarded the PS 9000 pharmaceutical accreditation. The accreditation validates the Neath site to produce printed cartons for the pharmaceutical sector.
DS Smith Pharma business unit has come a long way from its launch in 2016. We created a network and a central team of packaging strategists to support customers’ needs in the most efficient manner globally. We built a dedicated offering of solutions and services for the pharmaceutical and medical market, in order to respond to the market expectations to optimize the buying process, manufacturing, and delivery. The accreditation of a PS 9000 for the Neath sheet plant, located in the South Wales in the UK, is a step to the next level in our pharmaceutical market approach.
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's factory in Portugal, specialised in displays for point of sales, has received a PAPIES 2019 award. The award-winning equipment, in the category of displays for point of sales, was a cardboard island, consisting of a modular structure, integrating real ropes as a true stand- out feature. This eye catching and attractive solution, structurally developed for Unilever FIMA, provided great prominence to the Tresemmé brand.
DS Smith's customisable and reusable AkyPak makes material handling and distribution easier
To create the ‘perfect reusable packaging’ most solutions may need to be customized to deal with the unique demands of a product and meet customer requirements. DS Smith Plastics, Extruded Products offer customisable and reusable packaging under their AkyPak® brand of bulk-containers, sleeves, boxes and storage bins.
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.
- Jo Webb
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- Created 03 Oct 2018
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