ALPLA Group is combining its expertise and services for customers in the pharmaceutical industry under the ALPLApharma brand name. ALPLApharma will be presenting CRC justONE, a light, childproof closure, at the official debut of the new brand at CPhI in Frankfurt from 5 to 7 November 2019.

This expertise and all services for customers in the pharmaceutical industry will now be combined into ALPLApharma. ALPLApharma is a brand of the ALPLA Group and not a legal entity of its own. Its first major appearance will be at the CPhI trade show in Frankfurt am Main from 5 to 7 November 2019, at display #111A10 in the Innopack hall.

Standard packaging and custom designs

ALPLA has previously been known principally for its customised packaging solutions. ‘In the pharmaceutical sector, however, standardised products play a large role’, explains Knes. The current product portfolio ranges from bottles for liquids and solids and containers for tablets and pills to closures and dispensing systems – especially eyedroppers and nasal sprays – as well as devices for administering medication with and without measuring function. However, ALPLA is hoping to excel in this market segment just as much with custom-made designs, too.

CRC justONE: a new generation of child-resistant closures

ALPLApharma will be presenting a light, childproof closure at CPhI in the form of CRC justONE. Normally, there are three parts to a childproof closure with a tamper-evident band that can only be opened by simultaneously pushing and turning the closure. These parts are produced in three separate production steps and then assembled later. ALPLApharma has streamlined the production process for a significantly more efficient workflow: All parts are manufactured in just one injection moulding process with straightforward assembly. The new closure is certified under 16 CFR § 1700.20 and ISO 8317 for childproof packaging for bottles ranging from 30 millilitres to 1.5 litres.

The improved manufacturing process reduces material consumption by 25 per cent, a saving that achieves an excellent price-performance ratio and protects resources. The company says that for the consumer, nothing will change, and that CRC justONE works just like other child-resistant closures 

Visit ALPLApharma: Innopack hall, stand #111A10, or in the Innovation Gallery at stand #111D42.