Alpla Group, an international plastic packaging specialist, is combining its expertise and services for customers in the pharmaceutical industry under the ALPLApharma brand name. ALPLApharma is a brand of the Alpla Group and not a legal entity of its own.
Walter Knes, Global Sales Director Closure Systems, Injected Parts”and Pharma at Alpla states that the company is consolidating all the previous work for pharmaceutical customers under this brand. For customers, Knes says that means a larger selection of products and more service at an international level.
Alpla has previously been known principally for its customised packaging solutions. “In the pharmaceutical sector, however, standardised products play a large role”, explains Knes. The current product portfolio ranges from bottles for liquids and solids and containers for tablets and pills to closures and dispensing systems – especially eyedroppers and nasal sprays – as well as devices for administering medication with and without measuring function. However, Alpla is hoping to excel in this market segment just as much with custom-made designs, too.
CRC justONE: a new generation of child-resistant closures
ALPLApharma will be presenting a light, childproof closure at CPhI trade show in Frankfurt, Germany in the form of CRC justONE. Normally, there are three parts to a childproof closure with a tamper-evident band that can only be opened by simultaneously pushing and turning the closure. These parts are produced in three separate production steps and then assembled later. ALPLApharma has streamlined the production process for a more efficient workflow: All parts are manufactured in just one injection moulding process with straightforward assembly. The new closure is certified under 16 CFR § 1700.20 and ISO 8317 for childproof packaging for bottles ranging from 30ml to 1.5l.
The improved manufacturing process is claimed to reduce material consumption by 25 per cent. For the consumer, though, nothing changes: CRC justONE works just like other child-resistant closures and product safety is just as reliable, states the company.