Kevin Manor, owner of Caledonia-based Opus Packaging Group, told MiBiz the company “was actively looking to expand” its manufacturing footprint throughout the Midwest. “We found a strategic fit with Wabash Container’s manufacturing capabilities and culture of treating their associates like family,” he said. Wabash Container, a 25-year-old corrugated sheet conversion plant, is headquartered in Mount Carmel, Ill. Since 2006, it has been under the family ownership of Steve and Leann Burton. Steve Burton will become an employee of Opus and continue directing day-to-day operations at Wabash Container, according to a statement. Click read more below for additional detail.
Aptar CSP Technologies, a leader in active material science solutions (part of AptarGroup, Inc.), announced that its proprietary Activ-Film™ technology was approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for use within a recently launched Rechargeable Implantable Neurostimulator (INS) that treats urinary and bowel dysfunction. The Activ-Film™ material is integrated into the medical device to control humidity, improve the accuracy of readings, and extend use life.
Aptar CSP’s Activ-Film™ material leverages the company’s patented 3-Phase Activ-Polymer™ platform technology to manage the device’s internal atmosphere, adsorbing moisture that could otherwise accumulate and affect the implant’s stability and performance. Controlling the humidity within the device protects the battery and enables it to have little to no degradation during its use life.
“This is another example of our consistent commitment to helping customers bring advanced solutions to patients and improve user experiences and outcomes,” said Badre Hammond, Vice President Commercial Operations, Aptar CSP Technologies. “We are dedicated to continued material science innovation that facilitates the development and commercialization of next generation implantable medical devices.”
Activ-Film™ material is a configuration of Aptar CSP’s 3-Phase Activ-Polymer™ technology. In addition to protecting a range of implantable medical devices, the highly-engineered technology is utilized in various formats for a broad array of applications, including oral solid dose drugs, drug delivery systems and probiotics. The material science technology can be customized to deliver integrated active solutions that adsorb moisture, scavenge oxygen, odor, or VOCs, emit aromas, or reduce pathogens.