KANSAS CITY—Plastic container manufacturer MeadWestvaco Corp. was nominated as a top-four finalist at Wal-Mart’s recent Supplier of The Year Conference in the category of sustainability.
MWV’s Shellpak packaging, which provides child-resistance and a protective environment, was recognized out of a field more than 2,000 suppliers. Shellpak is commercially recyclable and is ready to dispense at the pharmacy. Its durable structure and design allows for minimal shipping material, and is easily stacked during transport.
Shellpak features a thin, molded, rigid outer plastic shell to protect pills, and a push-button system that is adult-friendly and child safe. On the inside, the drugs are pre-filled in a calendarized blister card which reminds patients when to take their medication and get their prescriptions refilled.