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Design & Innovation Bottling Duma Gerresheimer Twist-Off Protect plastic container

Gerresheimer presents the world's first multilayer design in injection blowmolding.

Düsseldorf/Madrid—Gerresheimer presents with Duma, its Twist-Off Protect—a new multilayer plastic container that offers sensitive pharmaceuticals extra protection against moisture vapor and oxygen permeability.

The Twist-Off Protect is the first plastic container with a multilayer structure manufactured in an injection blow molding process.

“Many pharmaceuticals will be degraded caused by exposure to moisture vapor and oxygen. So these drugs need effective protection in the form of suitable packaging solutions,” explains Gerresheimer global executive vice-president plastic packaging Niels Düring. “That’s why we have extended our established range of Duma-family products to include an additional product with improved barrier properties for enhanced and more reliable content protection.”

Compared to extrusion blow molded containers it provides extremely good barrier properties due to a better control of geometry and thickness distribution.


Duma Twist-Off Protect is fully compatible with high-performance Duma Twist-Off closures (TE/CR/SF closures with and without desiccant) and the existing Duma Twist-Off range. At the same time there is no need for changes on the filling line.

Gerresheimer is a leading global partner to the pharma and healthcare industries. Its special glass and plastic products contribute to health and well-being. Gerresheimer is a global organization with 11,000 employees and manufacturing operations in the local markets, close to customers. It has over 40 production facilities in Europe, North and South America and Asia generating revenue in excess of €1.3 billion (~CDN $1.9-billion). The comprehensive product portfolio includes pharmaceutical packaging products as well as convenient and safe drug delivery systems such as insulin pens, inhalers, pre-fillable syringes, vials, ampoules, bottles and containers for liquid and solid pharmaceuticals with closure and safety systems, plus cosmetic packaging products.

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