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Constantia Flexibles exhibits innovations for pharma packaging market at Pharmapack 2016 in Paris

Since 1997, Pharmapack has been established as one of the key meeting places within the pharma packaging and drug delivery industry. Growing every year in terms of exhibitors and visitors, Pharmapack attracts key players of the industry from all over the world.

The 2015 edition gathered 370 exhibitors and 3,000 visitors under one roof – let’s see if 2016 can do even better.

Constantia Flexibles Pharma Division is exhibiting its innovations for the industry on February 10 and 11, 2016.

Among the highlights being exhibited are:

•    CONSTANTIA Safemax: we have developed a new deep-drawn aluminum container for pharmaceutical devices.  Known as CONSTANTIA Safemax, the innovation offers dramatic improvement over traditional packaging in protecting pharmaceutical devices against moisture ingress during global distribution.  For customers, the container’s conveniently peelable lidding foil also makes it easy to open. In addition to affording premium levels of moisture protection during distribution anywhere in the world, Safemax also meets the understandably high quality, hygiene, regulatory and product security requirements demanded by the global healthcare market.

•    Constantia DryFoil: Constantia Flexibles has worked very hard on an alternative coldform foil that offers additional protection for each individual tablet. The Constantia DryFoil provides active vapor management to ensure both greater effectiveness and safe consumption. It also has a feature very important to the packing company: DryFoil requires no significant change to the previous packing process. Thanks to the high absorptive capacity of the desiccant used, all moisture entering into the blister via cross-diffusion at the cut edges is safely absorbed. Conditions within the pocket remain consistently dry over an extremely long period of time. The result is a longer shelf life for sensitive active ingredients. To a certain extent, DryFoil can also absorb residual moisture from the packaged products themselves. And new at Pharmapack 2016 CONSTANTIA DryFoil is now also available as packaging foil with active moisture protection for the packaging formats sachet, strip pack and stick pack.

•    CONSTANTIA Blister Eco: It represents a very high-quality alternative to a large range of products that is – as the name says – also very inexpensive. Blister Eco consists of tissue paper with a basis weight of 21 g/m² laminated with a 7 micrometer aluminum layer. This makes it significantly less expensive than the standard blister lidding foil with 20 micrometer of aluminum. The heat sealing coatings of both products are identical. In addition, Blister Eco features outstanding printability and is especially suited for UV printing. Blister Eco may have been developed for use on mono-PVC blisters, but it can also be used without compromise for the water vapor barrier for PVC/PVdC blisters. Blister Eco also has something to offer in terms of sustainability. For example, the use of paper as a renewable resource and the reduction of the heat sealing coating from 7 to 5 g/m², compared with standard blister lidding foils.

If you happen to be at the Pharmapack today – stop by. Our team at our booth is looking forward to meet you!

More information on the trade fair can be found at

Contact: Cora Helberg