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Quick Hits: Romaco Develops First Recyclable Packaging for Solid Drugs

Push Packs are made from recyclable polyolefin laminate and they’re the first unit dose packaging of their kind.

A recent in-PharmaTechnologist article noted a new first in the sustainable pharmaceutical packaging market. German processing equipment company Romaco and Finish packaging company Huhtamaki have collaborated to create the first ever recyclable unit dose packaging for solid drug products. The strips are called Push Packs, and they’re made with Huhtamaki’s foil, which has a recyclable rate of over 70%.  

The new packaging is expected to lower costs compared to conventional blister packs by as much as 60% since it requires much less material consumption. Push Packs are produced by Romaco’s HM 1-230 heat-sealing machine, and both will be on display at Huhtamaki’s booth at CPhI in Frankfurt. 

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