US-based print and packaging solutions provider Multi Packaging Solutions (MPS) has developed new child-resistant packs for use in the pharmaceutical sector.

Providing high flexibility, the new child-resistant packs can be customised to suit product type and machine filling requirements. 

The new range includes a variety of design options and configurations, which comply with the F1 child-resistant rating.

Multi Packaging Solutions Europe innovation vice-president Carol Hammond said: “We really believe this range of new designs offers pharmaceutical customers something innovative, practical and, above all, effective.

“The packs, which can be compatible with existing manufacturing processes, harness MPS’s award winning constructional design skills to offer the market more options.

“Consumer safety and the prevention of accidents are priorities for the industry so these packs help provide both reassurance and peace of mind.”

"These packs can incorporate compliance features within the artwork and are compatible with many different products, including blisters, tubes and vials."

Manufactured from tear-resistant paperboard, MPS’s new child resistant packs feature locking options, which help prevent children from accessing the pack’s contents.

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Providing easy-access options for senior consumers, the packs can be kept together as one-piece when opened and will automatically re-lock when closed.

Multi Packaging Solutions global healthcare sales senior vice-president Bobby O’Connor said: “It’s important for brands to help safeguard consumers against unintentional accidents by dispensing powerful medicines in packs that restrict access to children whilst offering clear communication for patient compliance.

“These packs can incorporate compliance features within the artwork and are compatible with many different products, including blisters, tubes and vials.”

The company is planning to display its new range and other packaging technologies at PharmaPack Europe 2017.