Amcor unveils more sustainable packaging for pharmaceuticals


Packaging giant Amcor has announced the addition of new, more sustainable High Shield laminates to its pharmaceutical packaging portfolio.

According to Amcor’s statement, the new low-carbon, recycle-ready packaging options deliver on two fronts: they meet the industry’s high barrier and performance criteria while also helping pharmaceutical businesses meet their recyclability goals.

“These new High Shield innovations include more sustainable pharmaceutical sachet, stickpack and strippack packaging, providing options in both paper-based and Polyolefin-based materials,” reads the statement.

“The innovative material structure enables recycle-readiness in line with regional demands and supports the market differentiation efforts of pharmaceutical companies.

“Additionally, it enables manufacturers and packers to leverage existing filling machines, with no required investments or efficiency losses.”

Virginie Maes, Vice President Healthcare for Amcor Flexibles EMEA, the more sustainable High Shield Pharma Laminates options for pharmaceutical sachet, stickpack and strippack packaging will first be introduced throughout Europe.

“Amcor’s addition of more sustainable High Shield Pharma Laminates in its portfolio demonstrate our unwavering commitment to innovation for the healthcare industry, as well as our promise to the environment,” Ms Maes continued.

“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.”

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