At PharmTech/CosmoTech 2006 in Moscow Gerresheimer offers a highly interesting information package in all regards

Date: 28 November 2006
Source: Gerresheimer
Glass and plastic for pharmaceutics, glass for cosmetics: packaging in all its varied facets Key focus of two talks for the pharmaceutics industry: high-tech tubular glass and its widely varied product spectrum From 20 to 23 November a new trade fair line-up has its premiere in Moscow: the long renowned PharmTech exhibition is for the first time expanding to include CosmoTech.

Here the Gerresheimer Group will provide specialist visitors with comprehensive information about high-calibre packaging and application systems: on its stand no. C208, pharmacists and medical practitioners can see the complete spectrum of glass and plastic packaging ranging from tablet containers to sterile syringes – two interesting talks round off the information package for the pharmaceutics industry. In parallel, the Group is displaying a widely varied range of glass allure for all areas of cosmetics and personal care.

The field of pharmaceutics is by far the most important market for Gerresheimer. As a leadinginternational specialist in packaging and systems made of glass and plastic the Group enjoys high regard throughout the world for its consistent quality policy, outstanding development expertise across the board and strong innovative resources –at PharmTech it has been for many years a sought-after dialogue partner. “We are delighted by the response from the specialist public in Moscow and have matched our information package for the trade fair very carefully to its specific areas of primary interest”, says Burkhard Lingenberg, Director of Corporate PR and Marketing for the Gerresheimer Group. The exhibition is likely to leave no wishes unfulfilled: the company, which now manufactures in more than twenty locations in Europe, America and Asia, is one of the world’s most important specialist suppliers of glass and plastic packaging for pharmaceutics.

In all the pharmaceutically relevant glass classes (I, II and III) and above all through its extensive range of different design variants for bottles and jars in flint or amber glass, the moulded-glass product spectrum is exceptionally wide and meets all requirements in its field. In addition, an even more highly differentiated product range is based on type-I borosilicate tubular glass which Gerresheimer as a vertically integrated manufacturer produces itself from scratch and also markets as an intermediary product, i.e. in non-specific tube form.

As a high-tech primary material for a broad spectrum of pharmaceutical packaging and systems, borosilicate tubular glass will undoubtedly continue to be of great importance in the future, so it worthwhile to know more about it. For this purpose Gerresheimer offers exhibition visitors two seminar events: Dr. Michele Schinella (Kimble Italiana) and Eric Schmidhäuser (Gerresheimer Tubular Packaging Europe) will provide interesting insights into the production processes and a guide to the quality criteria which are critical for tubular glass packaging. On the exhibition stand the Group displays a cross-section of its extensive packaging range of cartridges, ampoules and vials made of this finewalled glass and the prefillable all-glass syringe systems based on it. Particularly for its completely sterilised, siliconised and preassembled – i.e. Ready To Fill – syringes under the RTF® trademark, Gerresheimer is today recognised internationally as a technology leader. To complement these, it has developed especially painreducing precision needles and a widely varied range of other accessories which ensure maximum safety in practical use. Special mention is deserved here by the Rigid Needle Shield: this needle protection cap which is soft on the inside and hard on the outside was recently awarded the coveted 2006 German Packaging Prize as an important innovation for protection against injuries. A totally new feature is the expansion of the RTF® family to include COP (Cyclic Olefin Polymer) syringes with outstanding barrier properties: Gerresheimer will in the near future be able to supply plastic-based sterile systems which are suitable on the one hand for highly sensitive medications and on the other hand for large volumes. They are primarily intended for use as depositary solvent syringes for freeze-dried medications and for contrast-material injections in x-ray medicine. The Group has also substantially expanded its plastic product range outside the syringe sector. Under the umbrella of the Business Unit Gerresheimer pharmaPlasticSystems, visitors to Moscow can see a previously unheard-of, highly innovative range of packaging and application solutions for both liquid and solid medications. Its key features include for example a unique variety of tablet containers, which has just recently been complemented by further-refined tamper-evident desiccant closures produced by Gerresheimer completely in-house. In addition to packaging, this range also comprises numerous dosage and application systems including for example eye droppers, miniature nasal-spray bottles and inhalers.

The field of cosmetics is the subject of a smaller part of the exhibition stand which is nevertheless of great interest to visitors to the trade fair. In this sector Gerresheimer again offers a range of glass packaging which covers all the relevant market segments. The wide spectrum of attractive flacons, bottles, vials and pots exude a magical allure and provide perfect protection not only for perfumes but also creams, lotions, makeup and nail varnish. It is of interest to note finally that the Group is one of the few suppliers in the world which serves both the select market and the wider mass in parallel. The entire product range thus benefits from the know-how of the Gerresheimer design specialists and from its sophisticated technologies for individual shaping and finishing: this is enjoyably highlighted in Moscow by a showcase full of aesthetically appealing glass allure from different product fields and cultures.

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