Introduction to Single Dose Packaging

The introduction of single dose packaging has become a breakthrough across a diverse variety of applications and industries. Single dose packaging, also known as unit dose packaging, has given hospitals, pharmaceutical companies, and patients more control over their medication while simultaneously reducing waste. It’s also become a popular commodity used by cosmetic manufacturers due to its small, easy to carry unit size.

So what makes unit dose packaging such an innovative development in the packing field? What benefits does single dose packaging provide companies and how is it best utilized? The purpose of this article is to answer these questions thoroughly while covering the many advantages incorporating unit dose packaging in various applications. Keep reading to learn why a unit dose delivery system might be perfect for your product.

Advantages of Single Dose Packaging

As implied by its name, a single dose package safely holds a single premeasured unit of a particular medicine or substance. Having a dose already measured out eliminates the possibility of human error while adding convenience for the user during application. Moreover, its materials are made of eco-friendly bioplasticfrom 100% renewable sources, reducing our dependence on diminishing resources and lessening waste.

The advantages of single dose packaging in clinical and hospital settings are as follows:

  • Improved application accuracy for patients and personnel
  • Reduction in waste and unnecessary bottles and containers
  • Barcodes that identify each individual dose
  • Easily identifying tampered or broken packages
  • Patient is only responsible for exact doses delivered
  • Simple electronic documentation capabilities

There is an obvious advantage for people to have their medication already measured out prior to administration. There are, however, also other advantageous benefits that have since become widely utilized by other forward-thinking businesses in a wide range of other industries. Because of its diverse functionality, unit dose packaging is also now commonly found utilized in cosmetics, OTC products, veterinary and animal care, and even diagnostics.

More Single Dose Packaging Applications:

In cosmetics, health and beauty products are often handed out as samples for consumers to try. Utilizing the convenient size and protection of unit dose packaging, handing out lotion, gel, perfume, or other samples in an easy-to-carry, premeasured package has never been more effective. Similarly, diagnostic test kits in single dose containers eliminate potential human error while increasing the convenience for personnel.

As more businesses discuss the benefits of incorporating innovative packaging into their brand, surely even more uses will continue to develop. One such recent market that has grown to embrace its advantages is packaging for CBD products. If you, too, believe unit dose packaging might be right for your product or application, contact us today. We’ll gladly assist you and tell you how to receive some free samples filled with your product. Call 800-829-5741

Torqo 1600 Non-Destructive Cap Torque Tester available in the Trade In Program

The Torqo 1600 is a durable and reliable computerized cap torque analyzer which is setting a new standard for torque measurement throughout the packaging industry. With on-board microprocessors, it makes torque testing simple, accurate and affordable.

The Torqo 1600 is easy to use, easy to set up, easy to move and low maintenance!

Tooling is available for any threaded closure – including child resistant caps – and this compact unit delivers and stores precise results at the touch of a button.

The Torque product line has been providing accurate torque measurement readings for the past 50 years. The Torqo II+ system incorporates 15 years of factory floor proven technology, supplying customers with precision torque data to help improve the production as well as the packaging of the product.

Mesa Torque systems have become the standard in the beverage and pharmaceutical industries, consistently providing accurate and reliable torque level readings to help companies manage quality control.

• Compact Size

• Constant Speed Drive

• Simple Touch Screen Programming

• Calibratable in the Field • NIST Traceable Calibration

• Wide Operating Temperature Range

• Non-destructive Testing

• Full One-year Warranty

• USB Connectivity

• Ethernet Connectivity

• External Universal Power Supply

• LAN Connectivity

• RS-232 Port

Cap torque analyzers have been serving the torque industry for many years now. Many models done a tremendous job providing consistent, reliable data and providing However, most models were designed several years ago and contain many critical components that are now obsolete and unsupported. Mesa Laboratories, Inc. is offering an upgrade option for the Torqo 1590 to 1600. Call our office today and find out more.

Fedegari Exhibiting on the Interphex

UNCONVENTIONAL TURN-KEY SOLUTIONS
We are getting ready to showcase our latest developments on contamination control to help customers achieving cost-effectiveness with the best performances on pharma manufacturing. 


You will be able to see the integration of different Fedegari processes and technologies, but not only. 


Come and visit us at Interphex New York, Javits Center – Booth #3461!

Call our office today and pre schedule a private meeting during the tradeshow. Contact 800-829-5741 today.

Cozzoli Introduces Lower Parts Pricing

With the on-going trade tensions, we know that many of our customers have taken on the burden of dealing with tariffs which have increased their cost of doing business.

Cozzoli are committed to help remove some of that burden, so today we are announcing that we have dropped prices on most of our parts.

By becoming more lean in our manufacturing processes, we are now able to produce parts at a lower cost. To best take advantage of these lower costs, we want to pass along the savings to our customers.

Call us today, and request an updated quote on the interchangeable parts and tooling we are currently offering for all Cozzoli products.

Call our office 800 829 5741 and we’ll glad to be of assistance.

Fedegari’s Appearance at Conference Lab Conversion Industry 4.0

Fedegari Global Plants Director, Marco Gonnella was interviewed while taking part at the roundtable ‘MANUFACTURING 4.0’ promoted by Conference Lab, last November 12th in Milan.

The participants at Conference Lab discussed the results of the Industry 4.0 plan. Among the topics covered, also the relationship between automation and people.

Conference Lab Interview

“On the one hand, we are introducing new machinery in compliance with 4.0 industry aimed at collecting data and using data analysis to improve production and efficiency. On the other hand, Fedegari is reconverting the plant, which is a historic factory since our company has 60 years of tradition. For this reason it is important to deal with targeted retrofitting, so that the integration of the new machines within the plant operations can be done at 360 degrees”, explained Gonnella.

Does investing in new machinery and automation mean reducing jobs?

‘Clearly, companies must commit themselves to progressively eliminate all those tasks that are unsustainable when considering the quality of staff working life. On the other hand, it is necessary to face a requalification of personnel, where activities of low added value could very easily be replaced by automation phenomena. Personnel, if properly trained, can certainly find space within the company’, concludes the manager.

Revamp your old Quality Control equipment

Your old machinery can be upgraded with the latest generation technology to increase machine life and achieve higher performance in terms of productivity, include remote access & increase autonomy of maintenance; all of this with no downtime?  

Bonfiglioli Engineering, the worldwide leader in quality control solutions, continuously supports its clients to update their equipment with the most advanced solutions available in the field: UPGRADE III.

UPGRADE III is the substitution of all obsolete or phased out parts of the machine, for both hardware & software, with new latest generation material that is readily available in the market, including microprocessor, PLC, UPGRADE III Invertor and electrical board.

UPGRADE III offers many new features designed to improve functionality, accessibility, and reporting. Here are the reasons why you should upgrade your machinery: 

LONGER MACHINE LIFE 

REDUCED COSTS 

NO DOWNTIME 

AUTONOMY IN MAINTENANCE 

REMOTE ACCESS 

INDUSTRY 4.0 SYSTEM COMPLIANCY 

Customized maintenance contracts complete with worldwide dedicated technical services are also available to meet the specific customer’s requirements.  

Discover the solution most suitable for you! 

Contact us to receive your personal quotation:

Call 800-829-5741

Or email our product specialists

LF of America – Packaging Machine Manufacturers

Depending on your product or the size of your operation, incorporating automatic packaging machines in-house can present numerous benefits. Packaging machine manufacturers provide this such opportunity to business owners looking to take full control of their production.

There are, however, a number of packaging machine manufacturers that produce and supply packaging equipment intended for a diverse variety of industries. In order to get the most from your investment, it’s best to learn some information about what sets different packaging machines apart.

Packaging Machine Types

Packaging machine types vary depending on the type of materials you are handling. You will need to find packaging machine manufacturers that offer the type of equipment capable of managing your product consistency (liquids, solids, gels, powders, etc.) as well as the containers themselves.

The different types of packaging equipment options also include sub-categories, such as bottle equipment, automatic capping machines, and labeling machines. In addition, there are packaging machines for plastic containers, pharmaceutical packaging machinery, blister packaging, unit dose packaging, and many other options.

Automatic Packaging Machines For Liquids

LF of America specializes in providing innovative contract packaging solutions for a growing variety of different purposes. We are proud to be leaders among packaging machine manufacturers in the USA.

Our available packaging machine units are capable of everything from small to medium batches to full-size production. They offer companies with items such as cosmetics, OTC pharmaceuticals, diagnostic products, CBD oils, or even veterinary and animal care medications the opportunity to gain full independence over their production.

Shown below, our Pentafill A25 fills up to 25 vials per minute for containers ranging in size from 0.33 – 1 ml. For packaging plastic containers ranging in size from 2 – 10 ml, it is capable of filling as many as 23 vials per minute.

Our Bellow Bottle Machine units are automatic capping and filling machines also capable of various production levels. They are designed to handle filling liquids, gels, creams, serums, and powder. Altogether, these units can cap and fill up to 25 containers per minute. Learn more about the Bellow Bottle Machine in the video posted below.

Many savvy business owners and production managers are beginning to understand the overall value of investing in their own packing equipment. Packaging machine manufacturers like ourselves make that possibility a reality.

If you would like to know more about any of our units or are interested in learning the cost of purchasing your own packaging machine, contact us today 800-829-5741.

Testing the Seal Integrity of Pouches and Eye Drop Bottles

It has been determined that release torque testing is not an appropriate way to test the seal integrity (tightness) of pouch caps or eye drop bottles. The problem with release torque testing is that these caps have integrated tamper evident bands and the tamper evident bridge break torque cannot be reliably and easily distinguished from the thread break torque of the cap.

Due to this design, there is a major concern with using the release torque as an indication of seal integrity. It can be difficult to differentiate between the thread break and the bridge break peaks. Also, it is possible to rotate the cap on the bottle neck to a point where the TEB is properly engaged but the threads are not tight, and the bottle is not sealed.

If the TEB break torque of a loose cap falls in the acceptable removal torque range of a normal cap, it is impossible to differentiate between the release torque result of a tight cap and the TEB bridge break torque of a loose cap.

To overcome this issue, Mesa has implemented a new test method, one that tightens the closure and measures the rotation of the cap from the cycle start until the application setpoint is measured, instead of measuring removal. The more the cap is rotating, the looser the cap.

Using the Torqo 1600, you may use the “close measure mode” to replace the release torque test for seal integrity testing. The close measure mode is designed to measure the torque which is applied to a cap.

The system will rotate the cap in the clockwise (closing) direction until the cap begins to rotate. The point at which the cap begins to rotate will be considered the application torque and will be displayed on the screen.

Another cool aspect of the newest generation of Mesa’s Torque testers is the interchangeable tooling, that allows the end user to perform torque tests on multiple different types of packaging.

If you want to discuss your torque requirements and needs give us a call at 800-829-5741 and our project specialists will be happy to assist.

Vetromeccanica’s TableTop system – Conveyor of Peerless flexibility

Vetromeccanica is well known and widely respected for their Table Top conveyance systems. Their TableTop conveyor system offers a versatile design, which makes it a popular conveyor system suited for a wide range of high-speed production environments. Their TableTop conveyor systems are built to work almost anywhere in your production line.

Known for their quick deliver time, fast and easy install and cheap operational fees, Vetro’s Table top systems provide the biggest bang for the buck.

The flat top plates are stronger than modular belting and transport items through production more efficiently and safely.

TableTop conveyors have excellent flexibility for production line layouts, being suitable for curves or changes in elevation, thus streamlining factory operations.

The flexibility often stands out when a production line needs a versatile solution that can serve your transporting, merging, diverting or accumulation problems.

Key Features of the standard Bench Top / Table Top conveyance models:

  • Low friction values
  • High resistance to wear
  • Low noise level
  • Wide chain applications
  • Stronger chain configurations
  • Easily integrate with existing systems
  • Low Power Consumption
  • Easy To Install
  • Easy To Clean
  • Small Foot Print

Get in touch with our office now and schedule a call or a meeting help us better understand your conveyance needs, so we can estimate your project challenges up to the tiniest detail.

Fedegari Tech Center Tour – ISPE 2018 Annual Meeting & Expo

The facility tour of Fedegari Tech Center (Sellersville, PA) took place during ISPE 2018 Annual Meeting & Expo, on November 7th, in Philadelphia.

During this ISPE meeting, over 20 visitors gained the exclusive opportunity to extend their knowledge with our experts discussing the main challenges on how to improve pharma manufacturing with the latest technologies and robotized solutions.

‘Fedegari Tech Center is equipped with various process machines for hands-on training and tests, simulating the same activities pharma industries carry on at their sites’, explains Jeffrey Siterlet, Managing Director of Fedegari Technologies.

Fedegari 10.000 square-foot facility in Sellersville (PA), currently under expansion, has recently been equipped with a machine prototype. The system is intended to wash, sterilize and dry aluminum kegs to be filled with sterile powder. All the activities are carried inside a gloveless robotized isolator downstream of the process machine.

The prototype has been presented by Fedegari experts and Pierre Winnepenninckx from No Deviation Pte Ltd (Singapore), who explained how to introduce such disruptive solutions for contamination control in regulated manufacturing environments.

Pierre Winnepenninckx‘s key note entitled ‘Dare to reduce the risk’ was aimed to discuss the impact of innovative robotized solutions for clean and sterile processes in terms of risk reduction.

“We must put the patient in the center of everything we. By understanding our pharma process we are able to identify and control the risk to fully implement a risk based approach – explained Winnepenninckx.  The more manual the process is the higher the risk“, he concluded.

ISPE 2018

Over 2.000 attendees from more than 28 countries gathered in Philadelphia for the 2018 ISPE Annual Meeting & Expo. The four-day conference focused on the promise of new developments that ISPE members are helping the pharmaceutical industry tackle. The theme this year was “Vision to Reality”.

Learn more at the event website

Equipment available at Fedegari Tech Center

‘Our Tech Center is available for pharma professionals and operators who need technical support, training and knowledge sharing on process expertise and cycle development. According to specific needs – such as the load to be treated – our experts study together the most effective cycle. We perform tests to deliver a tailor made solution for the many bio-/pharma manufacturing challenges’, concludes Siterlet.

Process equipment available at Fedegari Tech Center:

FCDV   Chemical bio-decontamination unit (hydrogen peroxide)

FOAF   Steam sterilizer / Steam-air sterilizer (moist-heat)

FOWS   Washer-sterilizer 

FOW   Super-heated water sterilizer

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