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Article | April 2, 2012
Blister films for sensitive products in high-moisture environments
Offered by Tekni-Plex, Inc., developed by Honeywell, Aclar UltRx 6000 PCTFE Film provides up to an 80% increase in moisture barrier for pharmaceutical blister and other packaging.
The 6-mil (152.4-micron) PCTFE film can be laminated to a variety of substrate materials including PVC, PP, COC, PETG, PE and EVOH resulting in several innovative structures that are said to offer improvements in moisture barrier of up to 71%, as compared to PVC/UltRx4000 laminates.
Aclar® UltRx6000 film provides protection against moisture for a variety of pharmaceutical products including certain types of solid oral-dose packaging, powders, ethical drugs, OTC, generics, physician samples, veterinary medicine, and nutraceuticals. The laminate also is helpful to package products being sold in high-moisture areas such as South America, South Asia, the Caribbean and other countries in Climatic Zone IVA and Climatic Zone IVB as defined by ICH and WHO.
Blister packages using UltRx6000 laminates are also cost-effective, requiring less material and leaving a smaller footprint than all aluminum blisters. The films offer quality sealability and a high level of machinability: they can be easily incorporated into standard form-fill-seal packaging lines and tooling services.
Aclar® is a registered trademark of Honeywell.
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