BASF introduces new pharma packaging for Kollidon

27 October 2011 (Last Updated October 27th, 2011 03:30)

German chemical company BASF has developed a new packaging system that will protect polyvinylpyrrolidone-based pharmaceutical excipient Kollidon from oxidation.

German chemical company BASF has developed a new packaging system that will protect polyvinylpyrrolidone-based pharmaceutical excipient Kollidon from oxidation.

According to the company, the PeroXeal packaging concept extends the shelf life of the excipient, reduces the amount by-products in the formulation and helps reduce peroxide values to a level comparable with that of naturally-based raw materials.

The system has a multi-layered and heat-sealed plastic film, which is used as inner packaging material. It is completely aluminium-free and German chemical company BASF has developed a new packaging system that will protect the polyvinylpyrrolidone-based pharmaceutical excipient Kollidon against contact with oxygen and subsequent oxidation.

According to the company, the PeroXeal packaging concept extends the shelf life of the excipient, reduces the by-products in the formulation and helps reduce peroxide values to a level comparable with that of naturally-based raw materials.

The system has a multi-layered and heat-sealed plastic film, which is used as inner packaging material and is completely aluminum-free, environment friendly.

BASF said the film is transparent, allowing for near-infrared spectroscopy testing possible.

The Kollidon is kept stable and the packaging can remain sealed until the product is used.

According to BASF, all the Kollidon line grades with the new technology will be available starting 2013.