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PACKAGING BRIEFS Tuesday, May 1


Almac installs Uhlmann blister line
Almac, a pharmaceutical contract packaging firm, has installed a Uhlmann UPS4 high-speed blister line at its new facility in Audubon, PA. The equipment will process solid oral dose products, providing primary packaging into a range of materials including PVC, PVC/PVDC, Aclar and Alu/Alu. Outfitted with an integrated C2206 cartoner, the line reportedly will produce up to 12,000 blisters per hour in a wide range of sizes. 


MillerCoors orders recycled-plastic Greystone pallets
Greystone Logistics Inc. has landed a purchase order from MillerCoors for case-goods pallets made from 100 percent recycled plastic. "MillerCoors embraced the value proposition of a recycled plastic pallet years ago and continues to be leader in the sustainability movement by reissuing their long standing purchase order for case goods pallets utilized in their distribution system," says Greystone CEO Warren Kruger. According to the company, the plastic pallet lasts up to 50 times longer than a conventional wood pallet and can be recycled at the end of its useful life. 


Free admission at AIA machine vision event
Attendees can attend the AIA Vision show, scheduled May 8-10 at the Hynes Convention Center in Boston, for free. The show features displays of new machine vision and imaging equipment, the opportunity to speak with product engineers about potential technology application, attend training courses and network with industry colleagues. Visit www.visiononline.org for more information or to register.


OSO BioPharmaceuticals adds $5 million aseptic filling line
OSO BioPharmaceuticals Manufacturing LLC is investing more than $5 million in equipment and infrastructural improvements that include a new Grade A aseptic filling suite for liquid, suspension and lyophilized products.The rolling diaphragm pump filling suite, manufactured by Bosch, comes equipped with optional rotary piston and peristaltic pumps. According to the company, the new system will function at 115 percent of the previous line's capacity, increasing the speed and efficiency with which OsoBio can deliver drug products to clients.
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