Swiss specialty chemicals major Clariant's Healthcare Packaging unit has launched a new and improved range of Aroma-Can canisters.
The new range was developed based on Clariant's desiccant canisters for pharmaceutical and nutraceutical packaging solutions, which employs aroma technology that adds three food-grade flavours vanilla, orange, and lemon directly into a plastic canister.
Clariant Healthcare Packaging's Americas sales head Robert Crossno said: "Smell can enhance or detract from the experience of using a product or the decision to make a repeat purchase.
"Products such as fish oil tablets and herbal supplements often emit odours that are unpleasant or unappealing to end users.
"A favourable scent within the packaging can mask unpleasant odours or help enhance odourless products, such as vitamins."
The new one-piece design of Aroma-Can canisters bears similar overall dimensions of standard desiccant canisters and helps to reduce further process and assembly. It also has a greater surface area, improving the canister's aroma profile.
Clariant noted that the canisters can be automatically inserted into packaging at rates up to 300 per minute using standard desiccant canister insertion equipment.
The company manufactures several controlled atmosphere packaging solutions such as pharmaceutical desiccants, equilibrium sorbents, adsorbent polymers, oxygen scavengers, and pharmaceutical closures and containers.
Image: Clariant's new Aroma-Can canisters use an aroma technology that adds three food-grade flavours into product packaging. Photo: courtesy of Clariant.