With its Gx Elite and Gx RTF vials, Gerresheimer presents two new type I vials made from borosilicate glass.
“These high-end tubular glass vials made of type I borosilicate glass are our response to increasingly stringent customer demands and expectations on the pharmaceutical market and greater demands for patient safety,” says Robert Hayes, Senior Director Innovation & Product Management, in his presentation, emphasizing the extent to which manufacturing improvements and avoiding glass-to-glass contact in the production process can affect the quality of the vials.
The Gx Elite vials are the result of a careful product development process spanning several years. The primary focus for Elite Glass products was to provide a safer product for the customer and patient. This effort has impressed our customers.”
Extremely durable and free of cosmetic defects
The highly shatter-resistant vials are extremely durable, free of cosmetic defects and can be customized for specialized customer requirements. Elite Glass vials are produced using the quality by design approach that creates a product that will exceed customers’ expectations. A combination of manufacturing and handling improvements along with specialized final packaging also ensures that Gx Elite vials can be supplied for end-to-end use on various filling lines. These types of improvements make it possible for our customers to sup-ply products to the market as needed and reduce costs for the industry, which will ultimately help everyone.
Intelligent defect recognition
All of Gerresheimer’s tubular glass plants that produce vials work with standardized monitoring, inspection, and packaging technologies, which essentially comprise the Gx G3 and Gx RHOC systems. The inspection systems, for one, are developed in house and form part of a close-knit testing system that ensures the highest precision and quality assurance in line with the latest standards. Complete with modern HD cameras, the Gx G3 inspection system makes sure that cosmetic defects are identified reliably, for instance. The intelligent software detects and classifies the defects in a few fractions of a second, while the Gx RHOC system ensures dimensional quality with HD matrix cameras and a hypercentric ID camera.
Gx RTF injection vials: two manufacturers – one packaging
The Gx RTF injection vials are made from type I borosilicate glass. They meet all current requirements of the applicable ISO standards and phar-macopoeias (USP and Ph. Eur.). By using the Ompi EZ-fill packaging format, the risk of glass-to-glass contact, which could result in break-ages, cosmetic defects, and particle contamination, is minimized.
Gerresheimer’s two areas of expertise – the moulding of vials made from tubular glass and the ready-to-fill process for pre-fillable syringes – are combined with recognized Ompi EZ-fill packaging technology for the new Gx RTF vials. The result is vials that are washed, packed in trays or in nests and tubs, and sterilized before being delivered to pharmaceutical customers. This enables our customers to start filling them straight away without the need for any intermediate process steps.
The new injection vials meet the customers’ increasing desire for com-prehensive solutions. By establishing a standardized packaging platform for sterile vials, Gerresheimer is fundamentally simplifying the process for the customer.
Flexibility through various packaging configurations
The new product currently exists in the 2R, 6R, and 10R formats for nests and tubs as well as in formats for 4 to 13.5 ml as trays. Further formats will follow. The new packaging solution allows the vials to be used from the development phase of new medications to small or large-scale production.
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 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.
Gerresheimer banks on photovoltaics in Kundli, India
Being the leading global partner for the pharmaceutical and healthcare industries, Gerresheimer is committed to sustainability and environmental protection. The majority of Triveni Polymers in Kundli (India) belongs to the Gerresheimer Group since 2012.
The Gerresheimer Group is one of the market leaders for plastic pharmaceutical packaging in Brazil. The three Brazilian production facilities in the Sao Paolo region collectively manufacture several hundreds of millions of plastic containers and closures for diverse health and well-being-related applications every year. In 2015, Gerresheimer modernized the clean rooms at its Brazilian plants to achieve sustainable improvements in production quality.
- Jo Webb
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