Concentrated Competence for Innovative Label Concept
Schreiner MediPharm Develops Novel Label for Pharmaceutical Two-Chamber Tube from Neopac
Schreiner MediPharm designed the label for the Fleximed® Easymix tube of the Swiss company Neopac, a specialist in the development and production of pharmaceutical tubes. The transparent tube provides an alternative to conventional glass vials and consists of two separate chambers filled either with two different liquids or a liquid and a powder. They are mixed shortly before the medication is administered by compressing the tube chambers which are separated from each other by a flexible seam.
The marking solution developed by Schreiner MediPharm consists of a front and rear part and encloses the tube like a pocket. Due to its special design, there is ample space for text. A cutout in the label provides an unobstructed view of the individual components of the two tube chambers—an important function enabling the user to check if the two components have optimally mixed before the medicine is administered. Another benefit: The innovative label design enables smooth automatic dispensing on packaging lines. Schreiner MediPharm worked closely together with Harro Höfliger, a manufacturer of production and packaging equipment with high expertise in engineering special machines for the medical device and pharmaceutical industries and Neopac’s project partner in developing the tube filling and sealing processes.
Maximilian Jaeger, Development Manager at Schreiner MediPharm, summarizes the challenges posed to the label development forthe two-chamber tube: “The geometry and particularly the deformation of the tube when compressing it are not suitable for a conventional self-adhesive labeling solution. The label has to accommodate a lot of information which must be inseparably connected with the tube and readily legible. At the same time, the view of the tube content must not be obstructed and possible migration of the label adhesives into the tube content has to be excluded.”
About Hoffmann Neopac
Hoffmann Neopac is a privately-owned company, headquartered in Thun, Switzerland. The company produces high-quality metal and plastic packaging in currently four locations: HOFFMANN tins in Thun and through CMP in Holland; Polyfoil® and plastic NEOPAC tubes in Switzerland and Hungary. Its long-standing customers include internationally active pharmaceutical, cosmetics and consumer goods manufacturers in the European and North American markets. The company has recently taken a majority stake in 3D Technopack Ltd, from Mumbai, India, thereby securing its foothold in the Asian market. Including the new US Plant, the company has thousand employees in total and a tube capacity of 1.3 billion tubes.
About Harro Höfliger
Harro Höfliger specializes in the development of customer-oriented process and production solutions for pharmaceutical and medical applications as well as market-oriented consumer products. In addition to innovative machine platforms and packaging machines, customized turnkey system solutions for product assembly, processing of web materials, as well as dosing and inhalation technology are the company’s core expertise. The systematically structured portfolio of upscalable test machines and modules, as well as requirement-oriented technology platforms, results from many years of experience and targeted research and development. Thus, Harro Höfliger covers all phases from the laboratory stage to high-performance production.
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Schreiner MediPharm, a business unit of
Schreiner Group GmbH & Co. KG
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