Plastic containers for the pharmaceutical and dietary supplements industries are produced using blow molding. This process is more sensitive and harder to control than traditional injection molding, which means the production of containers generates slightly more surplus material.
For this reason, Nolato has started a project to assess the possibility of using such material in the production of our standard containers instead of selling it for use in the production of plant pots and door panels.
“The surplus material is mostly what is automatically screened out from in-line systems that monitor each individual product for visual flaws such as oxidized material, thin sections, etc.,”
Explains Jonas Henriksson, Project Manager at Nolato Cerbo.
“We’re now seeing promising results, with the ability to produce our standard containers from raw material consisting of up to 100 percent of this material,” says Jonas. “But because it’s complex maintaining complete traceability, which is what the pharmaceutical industry requires us to have, the most appropriate use for these containers at the moment is for dietary supplements.”
Integrating Electronics During Injection Molding
Director at Nolato Beijing, Mattias Bengtsson, shares that Integrating electronics during injection molding can also be combined with in-mold labeling, IML, which involves printing the electrically conductive tracks onto a thin plastic film along with electronic components and creating a simple circuit board inside the plastic component.
Smaller carbon footprint from plastic pharma containers
How does a plastic pharmaceutical container fare in comparison with an equivalent container made from glass or aluminum in terms of its carbon footprint? To get some clarity on this issue, Nolato Cerbo in Trollhättan commissioned an independent party to conduct a comparative life cycle analysis.
Cope Allman Jaycare develops process for printing Braille directly onto plastic containers
Cope Allman Jaycare has developed a process that allows a lay down of up to a 0.5mm thickness of UV cured ink directly onto the surface of a plastic container. In-house screen printing facilities were adapted to maintain an even and consistent print height. Although originally developed for printing Braille onto containers, the process also can be used in traditional screen printing, allowing clients the opportunity to highlight particular parts of their artwork (i.e. logos, etc.) by raising the print from the surface of the container.
Cope Allman Jaycare introduces a new Child Resistant Spray Pack
Cope Allman Jaycare (CAJ) has recently developed a Child Resistant Dispensing Pack for a new anesthetic spray that is to be launched by a major US pharmaceutical firm. The packaging company has a history of designing Child Resistant Closure Systems and was approached specifically for the project, as no such product was commercially available.
- Juan Pablo Rueda
- Company News
- Created 02 Feb 2023
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