Canada-based pharmaceutical packaging firm Ropack has begun stickpack production at its new 15,000 f2 manufacturing unit in Montreal.
The new facility, built at a cost of $9m, will include four class 100000 clean rooms for uni-dose packaging of solid oral dosage in a temperature controlled, low humidity environment with residual oxygen levels limited to 4%.
The new production suite is part of Ropack’s 210,000 f2 manufacturing, packaging, warehouse, and distribution space.
Stickpacks are slim, tube-shaped packets that have become a preferred packaging design in Europe and Japan.
Stickpack offers the ease of opening and dispensing, as well as the convenience of single-dose dispensing. The fill weight range is 0.2 g to 4 g that is subject to actual product properties, density and flow characteristics.
The new packaging also offers high degree of fill accuracy, portability for use in office, school and travel, content preservation, with a shelf life up to 24 months. Stickpack also reduces paper and foil usage.
Ropack also offers cold-form blistering encapsulation, sachet filling, syringe assembly, clinical trials and blending services.