A BELFAST-based packaging business has secured orders from India and the USA for a new product. Sepha Ltd has won contracts for its new BottleScan product, which tests the reliability of bottles used in the pharmaceutical and drugs industries.
The company, which currently employs 32 people, already makes blister packs for pills and tablets and a range of products which can accurately detect leaks and weak seals in packaging.
Sepha said that Bottlescan is the world's first tool-less, non-destructive, multi-bottle integrity tester for induction-sealed bottles. The firm already exports its products to over 60 countries worldwide and works with many of the world's top pharmaceutical manufacturers.
Paul Kelly, Sepha's head of sales and marketing, said that the initial response to BottleScan has been excellent.
The company received almost £25,000 from Invest Northern Ireland, part funded by the Euro.
Carol Keery, Invest NI's director of research and development, added: "Sepha is very focused on research and development and that focus has already delivered.
"This latest addition to its product range has global potential."