The subject of child-resistant closure for pharmaceutical products is an important one for the market, not only because of new safety guidelines in the U.S. for child resistance, but also easy for senior adults to open. Neopac’s new CR-closures fulfill all these requirements. The high barrier properties of the Polyfoil®- tube mean that the contents are always well protected.
To ensure that our pharmaceutical products do not ”fall into the wrong hands,” Neopac has developed child-resistant closures that are certified in Europe in accordance with DIN EN 14375 (nonresealable packaging) and ISO 8317 (resealable packing) and in the USA in accordance with 16 CFR § 1700.20.
Trials were carried out on two different groups to test both child safety and hand accessibility for the elderly. For child safety the test group comprised 100 small children aged between 42 months and 51 months. In pairs they were asked to open the tube in 5 minutes.
The elderly accessibility test was carried out on 200 people aged between 50 and 70. The test group was given written instructions on opening the packaging and then given five minutes to open it. This elderly accessibility test was considered passed when at least 90% of the test group had successfully opened and closed the packaging within one minute. All requirements of the norms were fulfilled in both tests.
Neopac offers a range of child-resistant systems for various applications. The child-resistant design of the unit dose Twist’n’Use system, allows the closure to be squeezed and turned while the internal pin is released and the liquid or cream can be applied selectively.
With the standard turn-closure tube, the tube is opened by the push’n’turn movement and can be opened and closed as often as desired. The systems are available in various sizes and models.