Gerresheimer presents glass and plastic as a synergy bundle in modern pharma packaging

At the recent edition of Pharmapack 2010 in Paris, France, Gerresheimer presented highlights across the entire spectrum of glass and plastic: from sterile syringes to cartridges, ampoules, vials and b…

At the recent edition of Pharmapack 2010 in Paris, France, Gerresheimer presented highlights across the entire spectrum of glass and plastic: from sterile syringes to cartridges, ampoules, vials and bottles and even individual pen and inhaler systems. Gerresheimer now operates 40 plants in Europe, America and Asia – almost all oriented towards the pharma and healthcare industry. The PharmaPlusTM concept is a fundamental focus area for Gerresheimer, which has createdtailor-made premium quality in glass products for the growing segment of sophisticated biosubstances for injections. The German company“s (ready to fill) RTF sterile syringes were also a key focus of attention at Pharmapack, presented not only with multi-functional accessories such as TERNS and TELC safety closures and intelligent labelling. The latter uses new multicolour heat transfer printing to distinguish product information, calibrations and barcodes from each other by means of colour separation, displaying them in detail on the glass. Laser coding stores the product ID in a single square millimetre of the finger flange surface, thereby providing a reliable track-and-trace solution. Another feature is siliconization specially tailored to biomedicines: Baked-On RTFTM. Here the silicone oil which is well tried as a glide coating is thermally fixed to the glass surface, reducing undesired interactions with proteins and other biomolecules to a minimum in many cases.