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Innovative packaging approaches for the Latin and South American pharma market: Gerresheimer presents highlights in glass and plastic under one roof

Post Time:May 27,2009Classify:Company NewsView:315

As plastic and glass specialists in the pharma sector the Gerresheimer plants in Brazil, Argentina and Mexico complement each other outstandingly well: valuable synergies for the South American pharma market are highlighted by their latest trade-fair appearance in the Brazilian metropolis of São Paulo. At FCE Pharma 2009 (May 26 to 28 in the Transamerica Expo Center) the sister companies jointly present a perfectly coordinated packaging and system range. The innovative spectrum comprises dropper bottles, tablet containers and PET bottles as well as ampoules, vials, cartridges and prefillable all-glass syringes.

The annual international trade fair ranks among the most important venues for the pharma & life science industry in the region. For the second time the products of Gerresheimer Plásticos São Paulo, Gerresheimer Buenos Aires und Gerresheimer Querétaro are brought together here under one roof. For one and a half years the Brazilian and Argentinean plastic specialists, formerly familiar as Allplas and EDP, have belonged to the worldwide Gerresheimer Group and have during this time further strengthened their leading market positions. The expansion of the Group has also benefited the strategically important Mexican plant, which concentrates on tubular glass, in the development of its operations in Latin and South America. “Locally the customers profit from the high level of specialist competence and modern technologies of our individual companies – and in addition from the advantages which have evolved from a living competence network with a regional and global orientation”, says Burkhard Lingenberg, Director of Marketing and Communication for the Gerresheimer Group.

In the plastics field the exhibition displays packaging and application approaches in an abundant variety of forms and design variants. With PET, HDPE, LDPE and PP as basic materials, this range caters for all the relevant types of liquid and solid medications. The wide choice of closures (for example with integrated desiccant) and application systems (for eye droppers or nasal sprays for example) it furthermore offers intelligent convenience features in practical use. In addition to a new PET product line from Brazil, the specialist public can see a closure cap which hermetically seals certain vials for liquid medications and is furthermore tamper-evident; available in various colors, it also helps to prevent confusion. Smart developments have also been achieved in the vials offered by Gerresheimer Buenos Aires with multilayer technology. Particularly for pharmacosmetic liquid or cream products, decorative multilayer finishing which gives the surface an especially attractive soft-touch effect is now available as an option.

Details of the entire pharmaceutical plastic range for Latin and South America are contained in a hot-from-the-press catalogue which Gerresheimer has updated and expanded right in time for the trade fair and presents there for the first time. The easy-to-follow work is issued in Portuguese and Spanish and – like all the Group’s catalogues - is available on the Internet under

Here in virtual form and at the trade fair in totally concrete form a wide range of amber and flint glass is at the same time opened up for pharmacists. The highlights of Mexican production which are displayed in São Paulo range from glass category III to neutral glass of type I – from vials in a wide range of different categories and performance levels to ampoules, cartridges and ready-to-fill disposable syringes. For production of such systems, which are also highly futuristic in terms of design options, Gerresheimer just recently commissioned new state-of-the-art clean-room facilities in Querétaro.

Source: Gerresheimer AGAuthor: shangyi

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