The contract packaging organisation (CPO) has added an eighth blistering line – fitted with late-stage customisation printing capabilities – to its facility in Etten-Leur, The Netherlands.
Postponement printing could help reduce repackaging waste, costs, and time-to-market said Tjoapack's director of corporate strategy Dexter Tjoa in a statement.
“We’ve started to explore this type of packaging with some of our customers already and as more complex molecules continue to enter the drug pipeline, demand for last-minute packaging is likely to increase.
“This investment will allow us to futureproof our lines for projected demands,” he said.
Tjoapack expects the blistering line to be operational in Q3 2018.
The expansion follows on from Tjoapack’s investment in its bottling capacity at the same facility last year. In December 2017, the CPO told us the expansion – which tripled its bottle-packing capacity – responded directly to increased demand.