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Gerresheimer at CPhl: packaged well for better healthcare

Gerresheimer has now added plastic eye dropper bottle systems and US solid dosage containers to its North American production lines

Düsseldorf/Orlando (U.S.), April 19, 2018. Based at booth 2008, Gerresheimer’s presence at CPhl North America – held from April 24 to 26 in the Philadelphia Convention Center – will focus on glass and plastic primary packaging for solid and liquid drugs. The company will manufacture its well-known US type “Triveni” solid dosage containers and US eye dropper bottle systems at Centor in Berlin, Ohio, in a very near future. Part of the Gerresheimer Group since 2015, Centor is a leading manufacturer of plastic containers for prescription-only drugs destined for end users in the U.S. 

“From May, we will be making two products that are in high demand in the U.S. in North America itself. We have already installed and tested our production lines,” says Franck Langet, Business Development Manager North America, who will be on hand at CPhI North America to advise customers and visitors together with his team. In future, eye-drop bottles will be manufactured in Ohio under clean room conditions and with a fixed TE ring in accordance with the new FDA regulations, while Triveni dosing containers for tablets will also be produced there under the same conditions.

HDPE round containers for the U.S. market

Eye droppers with a fixed TE ring 

The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) now stipulates that the TE-ring must be firmly attached to the bottle to protect the original contents. Gerresheimer’s US type drop bottle comes fitted with a TE-ring that is fixed in place on the bottle. The existing “European type” bottle system has been slightly modified to comply with the US market requirements.   The dimensions, properties, and material remains however the same and minimize change control procedures. The bottle and the dropper are made from LDPE and the cap from HDPE. The US type dropper bottles can therefore be used for stability tests.

HDPE round containers for the U.S. market

Our “Triveni” containers have been specifically developed to meet the requirements of the U.S. market. The round HDPE containers are equipped with the tried-and-tested induction sealing liner to serve as TE protection and are available in among others 30, 50, 60, 75, and 100 ml sizes.

Gx Elite vials made from glass 

The Gx Elite vials’ high quality standard hinges on the proprietary technology used to make them. The highly shatter-resistant vials are extremely durable and free of cosmetic defects. 

Gerresheimer in North America

Gerresheimer manufactures glass and plastic containers for the pharmaceutical industry at several production sites in North America. 

Centor Berlin/Perryburg, Ohio

Part of the Gerresheimer Group since 2015, Centor is a leading manufacturer of plastic containers that meet the regulatory requirements and that hold prescription-only drugs destined for end users in the U.S. Its product portfolio includes its flagship 1-Clic vials and closure systems and Screw-Loc vials and closure systems as well as bottles made from recycled material, applicators, droppers, ointment containers, and other kinds of bottle. Centor supplies regional and national drugstore chains, supermarkets, and wholesalers.

Gx Elite vials made from glass
The Gx Elite vials’ high quality standard hinges on the proprietary technology used to make them.

Gerresheimer Chicago Heights | Primary Packaging Glass

Containers made from type I clear glass (coefficient of expansion of 35) are manufactured here. Its product range covers serum bottles (with 13/16.5/20/32 mm necks), screw-cap bottles (various necks), IV bottles (28/32 mm necks), and various other moulded-glass bottles. 

Gerresheimer Morganton | Primary Packaging Glass

The Morganton plant manufactures serum vials, vials with a large outside diameter (25-30 ml), and two-compartment vials (1-6 ml) made from type I clear and amber glass.

Gerresheimer Peachtree City | Medical Systems

Established in 1993, the site in Peachtree City near Atlanta makes customized inhalers, test cards for microbiological testing systems, all manner of different components for devices that administer insulin, and closures for ampoules.

Gerresheimer Vineland | Primary Packaging Glass

The Vineland production site specializes in type I clear and amber glass, making dental and pharmaceutical carpules, insulin pen carpules, onion skin tubes, shell vials, specialty vials, and syringes. 

Gerresheimer Forrest Grove | Primary Packaging Glass

Pharmaceutical containers are made here from type I clear and amber glass. Specifically, these are serum vials (2-20 ml), vials with a large outside diameter (30 ml), shell vials, specialty vials, and glass tubes for syringes.

Gx is a registered trademark of the Gerresheimer Group.

About Gerresheimer

Gerresheimer is a leading global partner to the pharma and healthcare industry. With specialty glass and plastic products, the Company contributes to health and well-being. Gerresheimer operates worldwide and its approximately 10,000 employees manufacture products in local markets, close to its customers. With our plants in Europe, North America, South America, and Asia, we generate revenues of approximately EUR 1.4 billion. The comprehensive product portfolio includes pharmaceutical packaging and products for the safe, simple administration of medicines: Insulin pens, inhalers, prefillable syringes, injection vials, ampoules, bottles, and containers for liquid and solid medicines with closure and safety systems as well as packaging for the cosmetics industry.

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