Tekni-Plex announces new lamination film production line for barrier pharma/medical blister applications
March 20, 2015
Tekni-Films, a division of Tekni-Plex, Inc., is announcing a new, state-of-the-art laminated barrier films line in Holland, Ohio. Production is scheduled to begin mid-summer, with additional capabilities in the planning stages.
Initially, the line will be producing high barrier, polyvinyl chloride/Aclar® laminations used to create blisters for pharmaceutical and medical device packaging applications. Additional material types are expected to follow. Tekni-Films’ new capability includes high-speed manufacturing equipment, vision systems and other quality control upgrades. These conform to cGMP and ISO standards which will help customers meet their stringent productivity and regulatory requirements.
The new production capability will complement the company’s global network of existing laminated barrier film manufacturing capabilities located in Erembodegem, Belgium and Buenos Aires, Argentina. It will be located adjacent to the company’s Global Technology Center, placing it in an ideal location to transfer new technology and pilot production over to commercialization.
“This is just another example of how Tekni-Plex takes a leadership role in supporting the needs of its customers. By combining our global manufacturing footprint with the latest technology, we create a seamless supply source for both our multinational pharmaceutical customers, as well as those with more regional requirements,” said David Andrulonis, vice president and general manager, Tekni-Plex Films.
As a result of the decision to create the new Ohio manufacturing facility, Tekni-Plex will begin tapering off production at its Somerville, N.J. plant by mid-year. The facility is expected to be completely shut down by the end of summer.
“Our Somerville facility has been producing high-quality barrier laminations for nearly 40 years. After extensive analysis, we came to the conclusion that closing this facility and creating new, state-of-the-art production capability was the best decision for our customers and company,” Andrulonis said.
Tekni-Films is a leading manufacturer of stock and custom high barrier films, foils and pouch materials for the pharmaceutical, medical, diagnostic, health and beauty industries. With its more than 40 years of experience and operations in North America, South America and Europe, Tekni-Films is well positioned to provide global packaging solutions. For more information visit www.tekni-films.com.
About Tekni-Plex, Inc.
Tekni-Plex is a globally-integrated company focused on developing and manufacturing innovative packaging materials and precision-crafted tubing solutions for some of the most well-known names in the healthcare, food and beverage, consumer and specialty-product markets. Tekni-Plex is headquartered in Wayne, Penn. and operates 26 sites, strategically located across four continents, to ensure it can meet the needs of its global customers. For more information visit www.tekni-plex.com.