Wide Range of Services – Synergy of Competencies – High Quality Standards
Gaplast is working as a developer, producer and service provider. Using the synergy of these different skills we are able to cover everything from the first steps of development through to serial production. Whether the idea for a new product comes from the customer or has been brought up from our team in-house, in any case we find a solution that fits our high quality standards.
Gaplast has been a partner of the pharmaceutical industry for more than 40 years. Therefore, quality is a key feature of our work and affects all areas of our company. The certification according to DIN EN ISO 9001 has been a standard at Gaplast already since 1994.
The System Standards ISO 15378, ISO 9001 and production conditions according to GMP guarantee compliance with national and international regulatory guidelines.
We develop and deliver innovative, creative packaging and applications for pharmaceuticals, cosmetics and medical devices made from plastics.
“novel solutions in plastics” – Our drive and our passion!
We put your ideas and our own ideas into practice: With our in-house designers and project managers, as well as with our own tool and special purpose machinery manufacture – these teams represent more than one fifth of the total workforce. All developments are accompanied by a defined “Advanced Product Quality Planning” = APQP process, which means that we do not leave anything to chance, especially qualitywise. Already in 2006, we were awarded Top 100 Innovator. More than 100 registered patents, of which 46 have been implemented, and currently another 32 patents in development phase are proving it: We systematically and continuously look for new solutions for our customers.
Serial Production – Plastic Processing Technologies
As a plastic-processing company we are using the following production technologies:
- extrusion blow molding machines (for hollow bodies of up to 3,000 ml)
- Coextrusions blow molding machines (for airless bodies of <5 ml to 1250 ml)
- injection molding machines (from 250 KN to 2,500 KN clamping force)
- injection blow molding machines
We are specialists for these four technologies to combine the product characteristics of the four methods and to be able to offer everything from one source.
Finish and Refine
During this process our products get added the finishing touches. This includes for example the filling of the closures with desiccant or the insertion of air ventilation holes into multilayer bottles to make them real airless bottles – „bag in bottle“.
The quality of packaging or application systems depends on the individual components, but also on quality-control during the assembly process which can optionally be carried out under clean room conditions ISO 8. The assembly production lines are individually designed by Gaplast according to the requirements of the product and often even being built and programmed in-house.
In the packaging industry downstream process steps such as decoration or filling are increasingly gaining importance. In some cases, we are co-operating with partners, such as in printing, labeling or sterilization of packaging as well as bottling. However, the sleeve technology is on the rise, not only because it can be optimally adapted to almost any type of packaging but also because the entire surface of the packaging can be completely used for decoration and information. Gaplast optimizes costs and flexibility with its own sleeve system.
At the end of the entire production process a final quality control takes place.