Integration of Lab Information Management System | October 1, 2021
Tri-Pac is pleased to implement and integrate a Part 11 Compliant Lab Information Management System into current Quality Systems. The suite will integrate crucial processes such as project management, innovation and clinical scopes, supplier qualification, product release, method development and validations, integration of instruments including HPLC, FTIR, GC and Certificate of Analysis generation. The addition of the LIMS suite reinforces Tri-Pac's committment to quality and technology. The upgrade further ensures compliance to 21 CFR 210/211 & 820. Go live date is scheduled November 24, 2021.
Integration of Quality Management Software System | July 1, 2021
Tri-Pac is pleased to implement and integrate a Part 11 Compliant Quality Management Software Suite into current Quality Systems. The suite will integrate Document Control, CAPA Management, Training, Change Control, Customer Compliants, Non Comformance and most importantly Batch Record Control and Management. The addition of the QM suite reinforces Tri-Pac's committment to quality and technology. The upgrade further ensures compliance to 21 CFR 210/211 & 820. Go live date is scheduled November 24, 2021.
Expansion of onsite capabilities - Solvent Tank Farm | January 12, 2021
Tri-Pac announces addition of four (4) 20,000 gallon tanks solvent and bulk liquid storage capability. The storage tanks are equipped with state-of-art safety and detection systems including overflow dikes, Leak detection, Clean-in-place, and temperature control, PLC controlled valves and pumps. The solvent tank farm will allow Tri-Pac to eliminate tote and drum waste and realize increased purchase efficiencies as well as operational efficiencies including increased safety measures for handling and transporting of flammables and regulated products.
SAP Warehouse Management System | December 25, 2020
Tri-Pac is pleased to confirm succesful and on-time installation and implementation of SAP Warehouse Management System across all facilities and production lines. WMS capabilities combine Tri-Pac's SAP ERP with features such as live inventory tracking, scanning capabilities, inventory status updates, line reconciliation, OEE tracking and other features. The upgrades will assist Tri-Pac's goals of OTIF, OEE and Inventory turnover ratios and reinforces Tri-Pac's committment to Customer Focused, Quality Driven.
New Facility Addition - Warehouse and Fulfillment | October 20, 2020
Tri-Pac, Inc is pleased to announce purchase of a new 55,000 sq. ft.facility at Technology Drive in South Bend, IN, USA. The facility houses 5,000 sq ft of office and lab and is attached to a 55,000 sq. ft. warehousing area. The warehouse will serve as the primary incoming. storage and fulfillment facility and will further Tri-Pac's Just-in-time and Kanban capabilities. The Technology drive facility is fully powered by SAP Warehouse Management System and is fully integrated into Tri-Pac's SAP ERP system.
Tri-Pac, Inc. WHO GMP & ISO 22716 Certification | June 15, 2020
Tri-Pac, Inc is pleased to confirm our quality management system certification for WHO GMP & ISO 22716 Cosmetic GMP. The management system is applicable towards "DESIGN, DEVELOPMENT & MANUFACTURING, BLENDING AND FILLING OF AEROSOL, TUBE, LIQUID PRODUCTS AND KITS". WHO Good manufacturing practice (GMP) is that part of quality assurance which ensures that products are consistently produced and controlled to the quality standards appropriate to their intended use and as required by the marketing authorization. Risk Assessment is an important role in the WHO quality assurance guidelines. With the WHO GMP, ISO 22716 & ISO 13485 - Tri-Pac completes an important certification towards solidifying our quality management systems to ensure producing high quality products, consistently. Certificates
Tri-Pac, Inc. ISO 13485:2016 Certification | March 15 , 2020
Tri-Pac is pleased to confirm our quality management system is certified to the prestigious ISO 13485: 2016 Medical Device Quality Management Systems from Intertek. Tri-Pac scope of certification includes "DESIGN, DEVELOPMENT & MANUFACTURING, BLENDING AND FILLING OF AEROSOL, TUBE, LIQUID PRODUCTS AND KITS". With ISO 13485:2016, Tri-Pac, Inc completes the formal transition of its quality systems from compliance to certification and completion of Part 11 Compliance for its SAP, Document Control and other Equipment and Lab softwares. Tri-Pac, Inc. recognizes all our quality personnel who have worked tirelessly in achieving the certification and looks forward to continue to build our quality structure to the benefit of our team members, stake holders and customers. Certificates
Expansion of onsite capabilities - Rapid Microbial | December 24 , 2019
Tri-Pac announces addition of on-site Rapid Microbial system through Neogen Biolumix system. The new microbial system is one of the only validated systems aproved by the FDA and fully complies with Part 11 Compliance as required by the 21 CFR Part 820, 210 & 211. The rapid microbial system is fully compliant and validated to perform USP 61 & 62 on a range of OTC and Medical Devices. The system will be capable of efficacy testing USP 51 by June 2020.
Tri-Pac, Inc. facilities Certified Organic | September 2, 2019
Tri-Pac is pleased to announce that it has received USDA organic certification for its South Bend, Indiana facility, supply chain, purchasing and production and processes. Tri-Pac received certification for USDA Organic NOP via Ecocert and ANSI/ NSF Organic via Oregon Tilth. With the Organic certifications, Tri-Pac will manufacture a range of organic medical devices and OTC products such as personal lubricants, saline sprays, cough syrups and botanical oils. Certificates
In the news: Chemical manufacturing company opens facility in South Bend July 24, 2019
"They're doing business with companies all over the world, and really with a lot of brand name companies as well," South Bend Regional Chamber of Commerce President and CEO Jeff Rea
Official Ribbon Cutting & Completion of Relocation to South Bend
July 24, 2019
Tri-Pac's is pleased to announce the completion expansion, relocation , qualification and validation of its manufacturing operations from Vandalia, MI to South Bend, IN. Tri-Pac took over the South Bend facility in October 2017 and started relocation and qualification activities in February 2018. With its expansion, Tri-Pac facility now houses multiple cleanroom suites, fully validated and qualified equipment, processes, utilities and labs. Tri-Pac now serves Fortune 500 companies and niche healthcare companies from its South Bend Facilities and manufactures a spectrum of healthcare and personal care products in aerosol, tubes, liquids and vials.
Tube Filling capability and expansion of facility | April 3, 2019
Tri-Pac's is pleased to announce addition of a Norden Capmatic NM702 automated tube filling line. With the new addition, Tri-Pac now expands its capability to service customers across the medical device, otc, personal care and cosmetics product category in all package options including aerosols, liquids, vials and tubes. The tube filling line, Line 8, is fully equipped with auto loader, change parts for multitude of diameters, auto alignment, cleaner, concentrate filling accurate of +/- 1% fill weights, tube cutting, coding, leak detection and auto check weighing. Other capabilities include fill level sensors and filler bowl level sensors. The product is fed through disposal totes with products in disposal fda grade liners capable of a 98% product yield. Filling speeds of 74-100 UPM. Additional information can be found at Contract Manufacturing: Tube Filling
GMP Compliance | December 22, 2018
Tri-Pac's is pleased and proud to announce the company has successfully upgraded its Quality Systems to encompass the current good manufacturing practices as dictated by the 21 CFR. Tri-Pac continues its "Customer focused, Quality Driven" policy and aggressively invests in continuous improvement through upgrading facilities, systems, processes, people and customer service.
New Vial filling liquid line and expansion of facility | June 1, 2018
Tri-Pac announced addition of a Capmatic Vial filling liquid line. With the addition of this fully automated line including a bottle sorter, plug placer, cap inserter, and sanitary liquid filling, Tri-Pac adds to its capacity of contract manufacturing regulated products such as vials, droppers, and other specialty liquids (0.3 ml - 15 ml). The line is constructed of sanitary and stainless steel fittings, operated by a PLC and is fully qualified and validated per CFR to manufacture human OTC, high end cosmetics and medical devices. Filling speeds from 20-40 CPM. The line includes inline checkweigher, label alignment optics and fill level sensors for your controlled products.
Aerosol Foam Hand Sanitizer - Alcohol| March 15, 2018
Tri-Pac's is pleased to announce market leading research and development in hand sanitizers. Tri-Pac's R&D team announces its newest product offering, an aerosol foam hand sanitizer - 62.5% Alcohol v/v. The product has been tested at third party labs for Human Repeat Insult Patch Test (HRIPT) with 200 test subjects, results showing no irritation, sensitization and hypoallergenic. In addition, time kill tests indicate a log reduction of >5 with a 99.9999% kill rate on 20 basic bacteria. Product has been fully stability tested and available for sampling and testing.
ISO 9001: 2015 & ISO 14001: 2015 Upgrade | Jan 16, 2018
Tri-Pac is pleased to announce the company has successfully upgraded its Quality and Environmental Systems to the 2015 Registrar standards. The 2015 update places more emphasis on the role of customer focus, leadership, engagement of employees, process approach, continuous improvement, relationship management and evidence based decision making. With the upgrade, Tri-Pac continues to push its commitment towards higher quality, environmental and safety controls and is embraced by every Tri-Pac employee.
New High Speed Rotary Liquid filling line and expansion of facility
May 22 2017
Tri-Pac announces addition of a new high speed rotary piston filling liquid line. With the addition of this fully automated line including automatic bottle feeders, chuck capper and torque machine, labelers and cartoner/ bundlers, Tri-Pac adds to its capacity of over 25 million units on its liquid filling operations and continues to expand its contract filling offerings in the OTC, Personal Care and Household product categories. The automated line includes additional SPC capability including checkweighers, label alignment optics and fill level sensors. In addition the line is Food grade Stainless steel with filling speeds of up to 200 CPM
Tri-Pac compliant with ISO 13485: 2016 Medical Device QMS
November 15, 2016
OTC Manufacturer Tri-Pac, Inc. is please to announce they recently passed an ISO 13485:2016 Compliance Audit . This places Tri-Pac, Inc. among the first companies in the industry to be compliant and on fast-track to be certified for the world renowned quality standard for medical device manufacturing. Tri-Pac, Inc takes great pride in our company culture of compliance and continuous improvement and continues to raise the bar and lead when it comes to quality and compliance in the contract manufacturing of OTC and Personal Care consumer products. Certification is scheduled for January 2018
Tri-Pac R&D creates "Invigoratingly Refreshing" Dry Shampoo
April 20, 2016
Tri-Pac is pleased to announce market leading research and development in dry shampoo technology. Tri-Pac can manufacture different variants of dry shampoo (rice starch, tapioca starch) and variants of colored dry shampoo (blonde, brown, others). Tri-Pac manufacturing infrastructure for blending and filling supports the dry shampoo technology, be it customer formula or one of Tri-Pac's many in-house tried and proven formulations. Tri-Pac ready to go formula has undergone several field studies by various salons and hair care professionals and has superior performance compared to market leading brands. Product has passed the stability and validation for a long shelf life to accommodate your supply chain.
FDA Site Registration - OTC & Cosmetics | April 15, 2016
The Management and Staff are pleased to announce that Tri-Pac, Inc facility has been registered with FDA as manufacturer of OTC and Cosmetic products. We beleive this registration aligns the company to grow in a category of products that is anticipated to grow 15% year or year for the upcoming years, while the number of contract manufacturers in the space are decreasing due to mergers. Tri-Pac, Inc. is also on track to be ISO 13485 Certified by year's end to certify its quality management system for manufacturing of medical devices.
ISO 14001:2004 Certification | October 16, 2015
The Management and Staff are pleased to announce that Tri-Pac, Inc has been awarded the ISO 14001:2004 certification.
Certification is especially important to our strategic business plan as we expand our efforts to compete in the worldwide marketplace. At Tri-Pac we believe environmental protection is an important part of our operations. We shall continually work to develop and implement environmental protection activities that will lead to prevention of pollution and more efficient use of our natural resources. Additionally we will meet or exceed applicable environmental laws and regulations, as well as other established requirements.
In the news: Tri Pac featured in the Right Place Insider Publication for Manufacturing Success through Quality Innovation | August 28, 2015
Quality Paves the way for Growth: Tri-Pac expanded its state-of-the-art facility in 2014, adding two new aerosol product lines that can produce more than 16 million units annually | Achieved ISO 9001:2008 certification on its first attempt | Increased inventory turnover ratio by 12% | And more on Page 15 and 16 of RPI Insider Q3, 2015 Publication
NSF Registration/ Listing for Tri-Pac Products | April 30, 2015
Tri-Pac was approved for NSF Official Listing with NSF Listed Products. For the official listing please click here. Manufacturers, regulators and consumers look to NSF International for the development of public health standards and certification programs that help protect the world’s food, water, consumer products and environment. For more info on NSF please visit www.nsf.org.
ITAR Certification/ Registration
Press Release, March 17, 2015
Tri-Pac registered as a manufacturer and broker with the US Directorate of Defense Trade Controls. International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR), is a U.S. Government required standard for all manufacturers, exporters and brokers of defense articles and services.
In the news: Tri Pac puts together a string of steady growth
Press Release| March 5, 2015
“We add value to the supply chain,” says Vikram Shah, President of Tri Pac, Inc. “Our services and products allow marketers to focus on building their brand value while we handle the packaging and distribution for them.”
In the news: SW Michigan Packager Defined by the Quality of Its Contents Not Its Size | October 7, 2014
ISO 9001:2008 Certification | May 5, 2014
The Management and Staff are pleased to announce that Tri-Pac, Inc has been awarded the ISO 9001:2008 certification.
Certification is especially important to our strategic business plan as we expand our efforts to compete in the worldwide marketplace.
Our long established policies, comprehensive quality controls, Lean manufacturing process and detailed record keeping has helped in the building of this program. Achieving ISO 9001:2008 certification clearly demonstrates Tri-Pac's company-wide commitment to supporting our partners with a quality product. This commitment starts with our senior management and is fully embraced by all Tri-Pac personnel
New High Speed Aerosol Lines and expansion of facility | January 1, 2014
Tri-Pac announces addition of two (2) aerosol lines to its state of art Michigan facility. With an annual capacity of over 16 million units, Tri-Pac offers turn-key manufacturing of aerosols, serving the household, industrial, institutional, automotive and sporting goods markets. Capabilities include pressure filling, under-the-cup filling, inline propellant blending as well as barrier piston packaging.
Tri Pac, Inc. established as a Certified Minority Business. | August 1, 2013
The Michigan Minority Supplier Development Council (MMSDC) is a non-profit, 501(c)3 organization committed to driving economic growth within minority communities. The MMSDC certifies minority businesses, provides MBEs with access to procurement opportunities, and develops capacity for minority business development. The Michigan Council has been recognized by the National Minority Supplier Development Council as Regional Council of the Year three times since 2007 for its work in promoting minority business development.
Tri Pac, Inc. has successfully implemented the SAP Business One Enterprise Resource Planning Software.| Jan 1, 2013
With the SAP B1 Software, Tri Pac will be able to further its total service commitment to its customers by providing better communication between sales, purchasing, manufacturing, warehousing and distribution. The new ERP system will facilitate Just-In-time delivery, B2B Integration and resource mapping to facilitate quick turn around and smaller lead times and total management of supply chain and inventory.
Tri Pac, Inc. joins the Center for Polyurethane Industry as Associate Member.|December 1, 2012
The Center for the Polyurethanes Industry (CPI) of the American Chemistry Council serves as the voice of the polyurethanes industry in North America, promoting its development and coordinating with polyurethane trade associations across the globe. CPI helps build a stronger foundation for polyurethane chemistry by advocating for science-based research, reinforcing the industry’s commitment to environmental sustainability, fostering product health and safety and supporting outreach and education.
Tri Pac, Inc. joins the Consumer Specialty Products Association
December 1, 2012
The Consumer Specialty Products Association (CSPA) is the premier trade association representing the interests of companies engaged in the manufacture, formulation, distribution and sale of more than $80 billion annually in the U.S. of familiar consumer products that help household and institutional customers create cleaner and healthier environments.
Tri Pac, Inc. Honored as One of the 2011 Michigan 50 Companies to Watch
April 1, 2011
Tri Pac, Inc. announced it has been recognized as one of the 2011 Michigan 50 Companies to Watch, an awards program recognizing innovative companies throughout the state. Tri Pac, Inc. will be honored at an awards ceremony during the seventh annual Michigan Celebrates Small Business event, April 28 in Lansing, Mich. sponsored by the Edward Lowe Foundation and presented by Michigan Celebrates Small Business
Tri Pac, Inc. receives 2010 Best Small Business Award from the Michigan Small Business & Technology Development Center | March 24, 2011
Tri Pac, Inc. is one of the 13 companies selected from over 16,000 companies the MI-SBTDC provided with confidential counseling and training in 2010. Tri Pac has been chosen based on success in creating jobs, increasing sales, improving business strategy and involvement with MI-SBTDC.