Gerresheimer has produced the flacon for Baldessarini Signature on behalf of Mäurer & Wirtz. The heavy, high-quality glass flacon is finished in elegant deep blue and symbolizes simple, stylish and timeless elegance. Its clear, elegant design with a certain extravagance matches the expressive fragrance composition.
Gerresheimer is now manufacturing the first Gx RTF ClearJect plastic syringe made of COP in Europe
COP does not leach any metal ions into the liquid pharmaceutical drug. The entire syringe, including the needle overmould, is produced in one single step and the product is also tungsten and adhesive-free. COP has a high pH tolerance and, unlike glass, there is no change in pH value over time during storage. Another key argument in favor of the Gx RTF ClearJect syringe is excellent user safety. COP is extremely inert and break resistant, so it is an excellent choice as a packaging material for sensitive or toxic active ingredients. High elasticity in comparison to similar materials also enhances the Dupont impact strength of COP syringes.The use of a high-viscosity silicon oil to coat the inside of the syringe barrel reduces the level of syringe content contamination with silicon particles, and the integration of standardized closure components also offers the pharmaceutical manufacturer flexibility. The application of a concept to create the entire innovative COP syringe out of standard components ensures its cost-efficiency. It has standard needles, plungers, plunger heads, backstops and closures.
COP is an interesting alternative to the traditional glass syringe as a result of the new demands on primary packaging posed by innovative active ingredients. Oncological drugs can be extremely aggressive, so syringe break resistance is an important criteria in the selection of their primary packaging. Innovative biotech drugs, on the other hand, are often administered in tiny dosages and many of them are very expensive. With this type of drug, it is important to rule out any interaction between the syringe material and its content. COP meets all these requirements.
Presentation on the use of tungsten in the glass syringe moulding process
“A few liquid dose pharmaceuticals react to the traces of tungsten that are left behind during the drilling part of the syringe manufacturing process,” said Bernd Zeiss, Biologist and Technical Support Manager at Gerresheimer Medical Systems in Bünde. He explains why this is the case and talks about low-tungsten and tungsten-free syringe alternatives for sensitive applications in his presentation.
Presentation on DUMA Twist-Off Protect – the new generation
“Pharmaceutical drugs are often sensitive to moisture vapor and oxygen. As a result, they need more effective protection from suitable packaging,” said Dr. Wolfgang Dirk, Product Management and Innovation at Gerresheimer. “That’s why we’ve extended our established range of Duma-family products to include an additional model with improved barrier properties for enhanced air-tightness and more reliable content protection.” He will be explaining the key aspects, potential pitfalls and applications for multilayer containers and their closures.
Ampoules and vials are top sellers
Vials are one of Gerresheimer’s most popular and top-selling products. There is high demand for them because they are one of the most frequently used pharmaceutical packaging products in the world. Gerresheimer manufactures them in the USA, Asia and Europe with filling volumes of between 1 and 50 ml.
Consumers are placing great importance on sustainable products, specifically on sustainable packaging solutions that can be disposed of in an environmentally friendly way. A pioneer in the quest for greater sustainability, Gerresheimer offers an extensive standard range of plastic packaging and devises customized solutions made from PET, R-PET, and BIO-PET plastics.
Glass production begins with engineering the mould. The more accurately the moulds are designed and made, the greater the quality of the bottle. A perfect and even distribution of glass is the key to success when it comes to ensuring the robustness and sustainability of these highly sensitive products. Gerresheimer employs innovative simulation software for this purpose.
Gerresheimer is driving sustainable cosmetic glass packaging by using more post-consumer recycled glass
As a leading producer of glass packaging for cosmetic products, Gerresheimer is committed to driving sustainability in the sector. Gerresheimer has been successfully producing glass with a high proportion of post-consumer recycled (PCR) material for over 10 years in Momignies, Belgium.
"People buy scent with their eyes,” says Bernd Stauch, Senior Director Sales Cosmetics at Gerresheimer. Gerresheimer’s new high-performance Decoration Centers at Momignies in Belgium and Tettau in Germany employ the latest technology such as UV printing, to ensure that perfume products look as good as they smell.
Gerresheimer’s factories in Tettau (Germany) and Momignies (Belgium) specialize in the industrial production of cosmetic glass and have been supplying notable customers in the cosmetics industry for decades. At both sites, newly created, high-performance “Decoration Centers” use modern techniques to customize sophisticated branded products for the cosmetics market.
Gerresheimer's Gx Elite vials help ensure patient safety
With its Gx Elite and Gx RTF vials, Gerresheimer presents two new type I vials made from borosilicate glass. The Gx Elite vials are the result of a careful product development process spanning several years. The highly shatter-resistant vials are extremely durable, free of cosmetic defects and can be customized for specialized customer requirements.
Gerresheimer is investing a mid-double-digit million Euro figure in the new plant in the North Macedonian capital of Skopje, an amount that is already included in the company’s medium-term investment plans. Construction is beginning in the first half of 2019, with completion scheduled for the first half of 2020. It is expected that start of production will take place in the second half of 2020.
Gerresheimer will use this year's Pharmapack held in Paris, Porte de Versailles, as a platform to unveil their latest ophthalmology and rhinology services at booth B62. The company has teamed up with select certified partners to add surface finishing of plastic dropper bottles to their irradiation services.
The Gerresheimer Group increased revenues at constant exchange rates by 8.8% in the third quarter of 2018, from EUR 335.0m in the prior-year quarter to EUR 364.4m. This includes EUR 3.5m from Sensile Medical, which was acquired in July 2018. On an organic basis—meaning adjusted for exchange rate effects and Sensile Medical—revenues went up by 7.8% relative to the prior-year quarter.
Gerresheimer's handy Duma Pocket tablet containers are well-known for being drugs containers that fit into any bag. Because they are oval, they don't take up much space. Another great feature is that it can't open itself when it's inside a bag. It’s irritating when this happens and the tablets become loose. This is also beneficial when sending the product to users in the mail.
Gerresheimer extends business model and increases growth forecast
Gerresheimer is acquiring Swiss technology company Sensile Medical AG and thus fundamentally extends its business model. The acquisition enables Gerresheimer to offer drug delivery platforms with digital and electronic capabilities for pharmaceutical and biopharmaceutical customers.
Cosmetics packaging – Gerresheimer provides persuasive evidence through the appeal of glass
Gerresheimer belongs to the leading worldwide suppliers of glass for cosmetics. The company offers its visitors on May 10 and 11 at Luxepack 2017 in New York and at Beautyworld Middle East on May 14 up to 17 in Dubai the latest highlights out of enchanting new glass containers.
Gerresheimer introduces metal-free syringes
Biopharmaceuticals demonstrate a series of special features. They are often highly viscous and in individual cases tend to interact with silicone oil or, for example, tungsten residue from syringe production. Gerresheimer therefore offers integrated thin-walled cannulas for the improved emptying capability of the syringe for these applications.
Gerresheimer presents the first US bottle produced in multilayer at CPhI 2016
Gerresheimer is presenting an extension of our new multilayer plastic container, Duma Twist-Off Protect, at CPhI. Now the popular Triveni Round family has been extended by a 60 ml container with the multilayer features for the US market.
Highest quality vials: Gerresheimer consistently implements its vial machine strategy
Gerresheimer has set up an investment program spanning several years to install state-of-the-art converting machines for vial manufacturing at all its plants. The latest-generation machines and global high standards will enable it to meet even more stringent future requirements of product quality.
- Elias Bittan
- Company News
- Created 29 Jul 2016
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