Klöckner launches high-barrier films for pharma packaging

17 October 2011 (Last Updated October 17th, 2011 18:30)

Klöckner Pentaplast, a global producer of packaging films, has announced the launch of Pentapharm ACLAR PA600/02 barrier films for pharmaceutical packaging applications.

Klöckner Pentaplast, a global producer of packaging films, has announced the launch of Pentapharm ACLAR PA600/02 barrier films for pharmaceutical packaging applications.

The new two-layer laminated films are made with Honeywell's 152-micron ACLAR UltRx6000, which is 50% thicker than the current maximum gauge ACLAR films available, providing the highest moisture barrier available in the product line.

According to Klöckner, the transparent and non-yellowing ACLAR 600/02 films offer good machinability on existing standard form, fill and seal packaging lines and tooling.

They have rigid vinyl as the product contact layer and offer sealability to common vinyl-compatible lidstocks.

The films allow for small footprint packages and are ideal for solid oral-dose packaging, powders, ethical drugs, OTC, generics, physician samples, veterinary medicine and nutraceuticals that require ultra, ultra-high moisture barrier.