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Gerresheimer: world-class quality with extensive upgrade and state-of-the-art technology

2016-04-20 | Specialist applications

Gerresheimer’s Primary Glass Packaging plant in Chicago Heights, Illinois, is its only plant in the US manufacturing type I borosilicate glass for moulded pharmaceutical packaging products. In late summer 2015 it not only secured a new furnace, but also underwent extensive conversion and modernization measures.

Gerresheimer: world-class quality with extensive upgrade and state-of-the-art technology
Important investments
Gerresheimer has made a mid-range double-digit million USD investment – almost USD 30 million – in the Chicago Heights plant with the objective of meeting both present and future customer requirements as increasingly stringent standards are introduced. Higher levels of quality will be possible as a result of investments in the best-available production and inspection technology, and infrastructure optimization. Efficient resource utilization and environmental friendliness were also key considerations.
The investment programme was set up with the objective of meeting both present and future customer requirements as increasingly stringent standards are introduced. Higher levels of quality, the more efficient use of resources and a better environmental footprint will be possible as a result of investments in the best-available production and inspection technology, and infrastructure optimization.


Chicago Heights
Gerresheimer’s plant in Chicago Heights, Illinois (US) is the only plant in the US manufacturing type I borosilicate glass for moulded pharmaceutical packaging products. This type of glass is suitable for very sensitive pharmaceuticals such as injectable drugs because of its excellent hydrolytic resistance and low alkaline leach rate. Gerresheimer has five other moulded glass plants in addition to the US Chicago Heights plant; four in Europe and one in India. The former moulded glass plant in Millville, New Jersey (US) was closed to consolidate Amer...





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