Press Release Summary:
PharmaLocÂ packaging includes various bag configurations and sizes, including bottom-gusseted pouches. Near impossible for children to open, bags feature one-handed, pinch-and-slide operation via Presto zipper; can be opened even by those with arthritis; and meet or exceed ASTM D3475 standards. Clean, white, medical-grade packaging, tested to CFR 1700.20 protocols, is re-closeable and re-useable and comes in 2 standard sizes. Custom printing and size options are available.
Original Press Release:
IMPAK Corporation Announces New PharmaLoc Child Resistant Bags
IMPAK Corporation, a leading provider of advanced flexible packaging, thermoplastic sealers and sorbent systems, has announced the introduction of PharmaLoc, their latest pouch version of child resistant packaging. The announcement was made by IMPAK Technical Director Kevin Cullen. PharmaLoc packaging comes in a variety of bag configurations and sizes, including bottom gusseted pouches. The PharmaLoc bags are available prior to scheduled late September 2015 production via the IMPAK Corporation website.
A Breakthrough In IMPAK “BSAFE” Flexible Packaging
According to IMPAK Production Planner Jeff Low, the new PharmaLoc pouches represent a needed upgrade to existing child resistant offerings. “The PharmaLoc is near impossible for children to open, but for adults, the Presto slider makes for easy one-handed pinch-and-slide operation,” says Low. “The use of a Presto zipper (Presto is the recognized leader and pioneer of the original Slide-Rite zipper closures) makes our PharmaLoc the easiest to open CR packaging available. Most of these child resistant packages require both hands to navigate, but PharmaLoc bags can be opened even by those with arthritis.”
Packaging Far Exceeds Government Protection Standards
PharmaLoc pouches utilizing this reusable closure meet or exceed ASTM D3475 standards and are tested to CFR 1700.20 protocols. According to a test conducted by Utah based Child Related Research headed by CEO Michael Buie, the packages far exceed the safety standards required by the Consumer Product Safety Commission and the Poison Prevention Packaging Act of 1970. In one test, 100 senior adults were asked to open the package. 98 percent opened the package. Out of 200 children asked to open the package, only three gained access, beating the minimum acceptance (80 percent) CPSC criteria by an impressive 37 children. (see attached test results table).
Uses For PharmaLoc Packaging Goes Beyond Children
Because of the epidemic of childhood poisonings in the US, the most needed use of the PharmaLoc is to eliminate accidental ingestion of poisons in the home. However, some uses of PharmaLoc packaging include:
As a portable medicine cabinet to secure travel medications.
For use by pharmacies to secure home medical supplies such as pen injectors, needles and diabetic supplies.
Compound pharmacies can use them for packaging steroids and other controlled substances.
They can also be used as exit bags by medical dispensaries.
Adds IMPAK Senior Sales Consultant Jessica Morales, “There are many situations and circumstances which products, from poisons and swimming pool chemicals to prescription medicines, must be contained and protected from the young and curious.”
The clean, white medical grade packaging keeps youngsters away from package contents. The low cost, re-closeable and re-useable packaging currently comes in two standard sizes with custom printing options. Various custom sizes in small runs can be made by IMPAK upon request. Recently, IMPAK produced 65 custom sized child resistant packages measuring an impressive 42” x 10” tall for a private security firm.
About IMPAK Corporation
IMPAK goes beyond selling Packaging, Sealers and Sorbents. We engineer innovative, flexible packaging structures that modify internal atmospheres to provide continuous atmospheric protection for the entire lifecycle of your product. We build and service thermoplastic sealing equipment, standard offerings or custom fabricated in our workshop to your exact specs. Also, nobody knows Sorbents and their application better than IMPAK. Many of our products are in stock and ready for immediate shipment from our 40,000 square foot facility.
IMPAK has almost 25 years of experience helping people solve their packaging challenges. When you call IMPAK you will be connected with a technical advisor possessing years of real world know-how. They will help guide you to choose the best packaging solutions for your application. For more information please visit http://www.impakcorporation.com.