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23 March 2022

Gerresheimer Opens a New Plant to Produce Pharmaceutical Container Solutions in Ohio (Berlin)

Gerresheimer ceremoniously took over a new building in Berlin, Ohio. In the future, the square plastic containers of the Duma Twist-Off Q brand with a 40-ml filling volume, child-resistant closure, and desiccant for filling with medications for the North American market will be produced here in a clean room. The new building is Gerresheimer’s eighth location in total on American soil and is being built directly next to Gerresheimer’s prescription packaging production facility. A major customer of the company has now audited the site for its orders.

“Many companies around the world produce bottles and closures from plastic. However, very few of them are produced in controlled areas and even fewer in classified cleanrooms like those at Gerresheimer. This is because it is the only way Gerresheimer can guarantee and ensure the quality and purity of the container solution used to package medicines. This is what Gerresheimer offers at each of its primary production sites for plastic packaging around the world. This project is a great example of successful knowledge sharing between the teams in the US and Denmark,” said Niels Düring, Global Executive Vice President Plastic Packaging, who cut the blue ribbon at the dedication ceremony.

In the future, primary plastic packaging of the Duma Twist Off square brand with a 40 ml filling volume with a child-resistant closure and desiccant for filling solid medications will be produced at this new production facility in a clean room classified to ISO 8 standards.

Duma Twist-Off Q, 40 ml

Produced in a clean room: Duma Twist-Off Q

Produced in a clean room using injection blow molding, the container is made of HDPE (high density polyethylene) and has a closure made of PP (polypropylene). The Duma Twist-Off square product family consists of seven products with volumes ranging from 30-200 ml. All bottles have injection-molded screw systems and are safety-packed. They are available with senior-friendly closures, which can also be supplied with child safety locks as an option. They are available with inserted or integrated desiccant. They can be additionally sealed with the Duma OneLiner closure. The containers have all the necessary approvals, in particular FDA, US and Canada Drug Master File.

As a specialist in plastic packaging solutions for the pharmaceutical industry, Gerresheimer offers a wide range of packaging solutions for solid, liquid and ophthalmic products. The leading brands Duma, Dudek, and Triveni for solid dosage forms, PET bottles of the edp brand for liquid dosage forms, and products for ophthalmic applications are part of the comprehensive and innovative product range.

The broadly diversified standard range includes a wide variety of containers and closures, PET bottles, eye droppers, nasal sprays, nebulizers, applicators, accessories, and countless customer-specific developments.

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