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Klöckner Pentaplast Introduces Sealable Pentapharm® Barrier Films

Published on 2011-10-19. Author : SpecialChem

Gordonsville, Virginia, USA -- The Pentapharm® film product line has been extended to include Pentapharm® ACLAR® PA600/02 barrier films for pharmaceutical packaging applications. Pentapharm® ACLAR® PA600/02 film is a two-layer (PVC/ACLAR®) laminated film that provides the highest moisture barrier available in the Pentapharm® ACLAR® product line. Pentapharm® ACLAR® films are offered globally and manufactured throughout the worldwide network of Klöckner Pentaplast production facilities.

Pentapharm® ACLAR® PA600/02 films are made with Honeywell's 152-micron ACLAR® UltRx6000, which is 50% thicker than the current maximum gauge ACLAR® films available in the marketplace today, for a 50% increase in moisture barrier. Ideal for solid oral-dose packaging, powders, ethical drugs, OTC, generics, physician samples, veterinary medicine, and nutraceuticals that require ultra, ultra-high moisture barrier, Pentapharm® ACLAR® PA600/02 films are a cost-effective solution as these films allow for small footprint packages, which require less material and total cost per package as compared to other packages in the non-polymer ultra-high barrier range. Pentapharm® ACLAR® 600/02 films are transparent, non-yellowing, and offer excellent machinability on existing standard form/fill/seal packaging lines and tooling. With rigid vinyl as the product contact layer, Pentapharm® ACLAR® 600/02 films offer sealability to common vinyl-compatible lidstocks.

"Pentapharm® ACLAR® 600/02 films were developed in response to customers' needs for an ultra, ultra-high moisture barrier pharmaceutical film," notes Charles Baechler, Klöckner Pentaplast's Global Pharmaceutical Films Business Leader. "The expansion of our pharmaceutical film range to include this film, along with our existing Pentapharm® films, continues to provide our customers with the broadest available selection of barrier films in the industry."

About the Klöckner Pentaplast Group

The Klöckner Pentaplast Group is the world's leading producer of films for pharmaceutical, medical device, food, electronics, and general-purpose thermoform packaging, as well as printing and specialty applications. Founded in 1965 in Montabaur, Germany, Klöckner Pentaplast has grown from its initial facility to 17 current production operations in 11 countries.

The Klöckner Pentaplast Group is wholly owned by affiliates of The Blackstone Group. The company has sales of over €1.024 million ($1.4 billion) and employs more than 3,000 people committed to serving customers worldwide.

Source: Klöckner Pentaplast

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