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Paragon Supplies Traceable Packs With UCP’s Medi-Loc® CRCs

Paragon Packaging has recently introduced full UV-traceability on its medo PAC range of glass bottles for liquid pharmaceuticals capped with UCP’s PP28 Medi-Loc® child resistant closures and its uno PAC range of PET containers for tablets capped with UCP’s R3 Medi-Loc® CRCs.

Medo PAC, in six sizes from 60ml to 500ml and uno PAC, in eight sizes from 25ml to 200ml are the only automated pre-capped medicine bottles available in the UK. The closures and bottles are invisibly UV inkjet coded at the point of capping so that each component can be fully traced should any quality issues arise or more serious incidents, such as a child poisoning. Paragon eliminates the risk of contamination inside the bottles by capping in a controlled environment and guarantees closure to bottle compatibility for secure child resistant packaging. The packs have the advantage of simplifying pharmacy administration and stocks, reducing the number of dispensing items ordered by half and eliminating the disparity between quantities of bottles and closures ordered. This allows busy pharmacies to comply with good practice, saving the time spent capping each batch of bottles opened and the potential for incompatibility between closures and bottles.

Paragon has worked with UCP for 25 years and stakes its reputation on the quality of UCP’s child resistant closures. A Paragon spokesman stated: “Consumer safety and pack integrity is our priority, and with children’s lives on the line we cannot risk supplying faulty components. We have full confidence in the integrity and compatibility of UCP’s Medi-Loc® child resistant closures backed up by the quality records of the millions of bottles we have capped over the years.” UCP’s Medi-Loc® CRCs comply with BS EN ISO 8317 2004 and the bottles comply with BS1679.

In accordance with Paragon’s environmental policy, both medo PAC and uno PAC containers and closures are 100% recyclable and supplied in cardboard transit packs specially designed for maximum protection, which are also 100% recyclable down to the carton sealing tape.

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