Alpha expands HDPE bottle line for pharmaceutical and nutritional supplement industries

15 August 2013 (Last Updated August 15th, 2013 18:30)

Alpha Packaging has added seven new injection-blow-moulded high density polyethylene (HDPE) bottles to its new HDPE pharma line for the pharmaceutical and nutritional supplement industries.

Alpha HDPE bottles

Alpha Packaging has added seven new injection-blow-moulded high density polyethylene (HDPE) bottles to its new HDPE pharma line for the pharmaceutical and nutritional supplement industries.

Upon completion in Autumn, the company's pharma line will consist of more than 12 injection-blow-moulded and extrusion-blow-moulded bottles. It is targeted at nutritional supplement manufacturers and fillers.

The company is investing $3.5m this year in new IBM and EBM machines and moulds for more than 12 bottle sizes ranging from 50cc to 950cc. It is prepared to double or triple that investment in 2014.

Alpha president and chief executive officer Jeff Kellar said: "With this additional capacity, we've increased our ability to serve our primary markets such as nutritional, pharmaceutical and personal care."

Alpha stocks its pharma line bottles in 50cc, 75cc, 100cc, 120cc, 150cc, 225cc and 275cc sizes. It will also introduce 180cc and 300cc sizes in August.

The company will unveil a 12-cavity EBM machine in September. At least five additional bottles, 400cc and larger, will be available before the end of the year.


Image: Alpha's new Pharma Line will comprise more than 12 injection blow moulded and extrusion blow moulded bottles. Photo: courtesy of Alpha Packaging.