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CurTec premieres Pharma Grade Packo at world shows

news-releasesCurTec International
September 15th 2016

Rijen, Netherlands: – Choosing a pharmaceutical pack becomes much easier when all the ins but most of all the outs are known. Therefore CurTec developed the Pharma Grade Packo – a small volume container that has been tested according to both European and US Pharmacopoeia and is suitable as primary packaging for pharmaceuticals.

Primary plastic packaging should be safe to use, should be compatible with the pharmaceutical product inside and should be manufactured of materials that are safe and prevent absorption and migration of the content. Besides being chemically compatible, the packaging should not release substances that can affect the stability of its content (which addresses compatibility) or present a risk of toxicity (which addresses safety).

Pharma Grade Packos are manufactured from a new raw material. They have been tested e.g. for the presence of extractable metals according to monograph 3.1.3 of the European Pharmacopoeia, and for functional properties according to chapters 661 and 671 of the US Pharmacopoeia.

About CurTec International

CurTec International is a specialist manufacturer of high performance plastic packaging optimized for the needs of industries like pharmaceuticals and fine chemicals where hygiene, moisture control, UV protection, hazmat compliance, barrier control and tamper-proof security are critical factors.

The privately owned Netherlands-based company develops, manufactures and distributes a range of niche-designed drums and crates that add value through quality, user-friendliness, security and reusability. Today CurTec drums and containers are widely used throughout the pharma and fine chemicals industries for shipping and storing fine chemicals, APIs and intermediates as well as finished powder, tablet and paste products.

The company maintains a quality assurance program that includes HACCP and ISO certification and a Drug Master File for all packaging products.

CurTec adds value to the supply chain of companies producing active ingredients, excipients, solid dosage forms such as tablets and capsules and specialty chemicals. It not only supplies off-the-shelf packaging but also designs customized packaging solutions to meet the needs of individual clients.

About CPhI Worldwide 2016

CPhI Worldwide is the flagship annual trade show for pharma ingredients and partner sourcing providing delegates and exhibitor opportunities to arrange face-to-face meetings with potential international pharmaceutical partners and collaborators, as well as gain insights on latest industry trends.

Now in its 27th year, the 2016 fair is a three-day event opening October 4 at the Fira de Barcelona exhibition center. Last year’s event in Madrid attracted some 36,000 delegates and 2,500 exhibitor companies from more than 150 countries worldwide.

The CPhl Worldwide show is being held alongside three other zoned exhibitions; ICSE Outsourcing solutions, P-MEC Machinery and Equipment and InnoPack pharmaceutical packaging events.
The Pre-Connect Conference on October 3 brings together senior stakeholders from all segments of the industry for a series of market-led educational modules on latest trends and topics while the CPhI Pharma Awards, presented on the first evening of the conference, honor innovative companies and leaders.

The CPhI series is staged by leading Global B2B Events Organizer and Publisher UBM Live More information at:

About PHARMA EXPO 2016

The annual PHARMA EXPO Processing and Packaging Tradeshow is one of the world’s most important trade fairs for the pharmaceutical industry,. This North American event attracts more buyers from the USA than any other sector event, along with 5,000 international visitors representing 130 different countries worldwide. The event is co-located with PACK EXPO International and presented jointly with the International Society for Pharmaceutical Engineering (ISPE).

PHARMA EXPO 2016 will be held November 6-9 at the McCormick Center in Chicago and is expected to attract more than 50,000 visitors, with some 1,800 suppliers represented. The show will also feature four specific pavilions focusing on Brands, Processing, Confectionery and Reusable Packaging.

The event is jointly organized by ISPE and PMMI, The Association for Packaging and Processing Technologies, which owns and produces the PACK EXPO portfolio of trade shows. More information available at:

Media Contact

Marc Martens, MarCom Manager, CurTec international B.V.
Tel: +31 88 808 2000


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Address: Spoorlaan Noord 92, P.O. Box 25, 5120 AA Rijen, Netherlands
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