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Gaviscon Handy Packs from UCP

United Closures and Plastics is supplying Reckitt Benckiser with injection moulded two-piece handy packs for Gaviscon Double Action tablets, an extension to the brand-leading heartburn and indigestion remedy product range to provide a convenient pocket or handbag pack for use by consumers on the move.

 

In a departure from UCP’s core closure business the project utilised the company’s injection moulding expertise to design and develop the complete pack comprising a rigid container body with integral hinged flip-top and a colour-matched push fit base, which closes the pack after filling. The technical challenge for UCP was to ensure the consistent quality of seals between the base, the body and the flip-top to minimise moisture vapour transmission levels in order to preserve the integrity of the tablets. The polypropylene polymer used to manufacture the packs is certified for compliance to European Pharmacopoeia requirements, which necessitated a dedicated feed system at the Norwich plant. Reckitt Benckiser achieves branding and tamper evidence with the application of full-body shrink sleeves.

 

The handy packs complement the higher volume glass bottle packs for which UCP supplies the PP36mm child resistant tamper evident closures. Part of Global Closure Systems, UCP is also a major global supplier to Reckitt Benckiser Healthcare and Household/Personal Care worldwide.

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