US – US-based leader in the Healthcare and Consumer Product markets, TekniPlex Healthcare has developed the ‘world’s first’ fully transparent recyclable mid-barrier blister package.
Reportedly recyclable through polypropylene recycling streams, the mid-barrier blisters consist of a polyolefin blister film and a barrier PP lidding film.
According to TekniPlex, this makes it the first combination of blister and lidding to be certified as recyclable.
The new materials also feature barrier protection against moisture. Initial machinability analyses have supposedly been positive, with large-scale tests scheduled for the near future.
“The ability to make transparent barrier blister packages recyclable is a crucial step toward healthcare materials circularity, one in which technical challenges needed to be overcome with extensive research, trials and dedication,” said Chris Qualters, CEO of TekniPlex Healthcare.
“We are exceptionally proud to be the first materials science company capable of meeting this longstanding market need, and we look forward to showcasing the new blister packages at Pack Expo.”
At the show, TekniPlex Healthcare also will premiere a fully recyclable polyester mono-material blister and lidding combination, suitable for products that do not require barrier protection.
The firm is also launching a lower-weight reinforced coated paper for medical device protection at Pack Expo.
The proprietary coating formulations and application technology result in rolls that can meet demanding performance and sterilization requirements.
The reinforced coated papers are suitable for packaging syringes; IV tubing; catheters; airway filters; gauzes, sponges and bandages; and devices sterilized by EtO and radiation.
The slimmed-down product has already received its first commercial order from a prominent manufacturer of swab sticks, announced TekniPlex Healthcare.
Both the fully recyclable blister packages and lower-weight reinforced coated paper exemplify TekniPlex’s “Rethink Responsibly” concept, which commits to continually considering what it means to provide responsible solutions to customers, their consumers, and the planet.
The approach reflects the company’s promise to perpetual progress across materials science design innovation, supply chain and operational efficiencies, materials reduction, closed-loop manufacturing, and materials diversity, among other areas relevant to sustainability.
Based in the United States, TekniPlex Healthcare utilizes advanced materials science expertise and technologies to develop and deliver critical solutions for medical and diagnostic devices, drug delivery systems and healthcare packaging applications.
With a global reach, the division’s deep understanding of the greater pharmaceuticals and medical landscape helps it produce exemplary barrier properties for drugs and precision medical devices for interventional and therapeutic procedures.
TekniPlex Healthcare’s ever-evolving portfolio helps meet demands for high-leverage medicines and mission-critical healthcare products that benefit care providers and patients.
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