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At Pharmapack Paris, February 1-2, TekniPlex will showcase samples from a range of cyclic olefin copolymer (COC) diagnostics films whose cleanroom production is a differentiator in the healthcare space. At Booth B96-98, the company also will highlight the world’s first fully transparent recyclable mid-barrier blister package
Manufactured in an ISO Class 8 cleanroom environment for significantly reduced risk of contamination, TekniPlex’s COC films can be customized to suit the needs of the diagnostics market. Its standard, crystal-clear 140 µm film offers excellent sealing properties combined with a low background UV autofluorescence required for multiplexing in PCR diagnostics. The film has a glass transition temperature (Tg) of 78°C and an ultra-flat surface, enabling nano-structuring through hot embossing and nano-imprint lithography. This allows ultra-small-sized structures to be replicated in the polymer structure needed for microfluidic and for diffraction gratings that give the resulting film a shiny, colorful appearance.
At Pharmapack Paris, TekniPlex also will feature its sustainable blister system, whose mechanical recyclability has been certified by third-party testing. Recyclable in geographies where a #5 (polypropylene) recycling stream is available, the mid-barrier blisters feature a polyolefin blister film paired with a barrier PP lidding film. This marks the first time a formed blister + lidding combination has been certified as recyclable—a significant milestone in the evolving push to make healthcare packaging more sustainable.
Rounding out TekniPlex’s offerings at Pharmapack Paris will be a selection of films and components for healthcare and pharmaceutical applications. For example, the company’s range of punched rubber gaskets for aerosol valves improve functionality for metered dose inhaler valves, while its punched plastic gaskets perform well with nasal spray applications. Other solutions, such as the company’s PVC super barrier polyvinylidene chloride (PVDC)-coated structures and Aclar® laminates, are designed to protect drugs with demanding environmental protection requirements.