The new laminates will be used for more sustainable pharmaceutical sachet, stickpack and strippack packaging, available in both paper-based and polyolefin-based materials
Packaging solutions provider Amcor has added a new more sustainable High Shield laminates to its pharmaceutical packaging portfolio.
The new low carbon packaging option aims to meet the high barrier and performance criteria along with the recyclability objectives of pharmaceutical firms.
Amcor said that the new solution will be used for more sustainable pharmaceutical sachet, stickpack and strippack packaging, available in both paper-based and polyolefin-based materials.
The material structure provides recycle-readiness in line with regional demands and promotes pharmaceutical businesses’ market differentiation initiatives.
Furthermore, it allows manufacturers and packers to use current filling machines without any further expenditures or efficiency losses.
Amcor Flexibles EMEA healthcare vice president Virginie Maes said: “Amcor’s addition of more sustainable High Shield Pharma Laminates in its portfolio demonstrates our unwavering commitment to innovation for the healthcare industry, as well as our promise to the environment.
“To Amcor, nothing is more important in our healthcare packaging than delivering the safety and efficacy needed for medicine and medical devices that millions of people rely on every day.”
Recently, Amcor expanded the usage of advanced recycled materials in its packaging, through ExxonMobil’s Exxtend technology.
To support the move, the company purchased certified circular polyethylene material, made using Exxtend technology.
Amcor is engaged in the development and production of responsible packaging for food, beverage, pharmaceutical, medical, home and personal care products.
It offers a range of flexible and rigid packaging, speciality cartons, closures, and services.
The firm aims to produce packaging that is lightweight, recyclable and reusable and made using recycled content.