Honeywell unveiled Aclar Accel, a new, cost-effective thermoformable barrier film for pharmaceutical packaging that provides faster service to companies at a lower cost while maintaining patient safety through increased protection for medicines.
Aclar Accel expands Honeywell’s line of Aclar films with two new gauges, was introduced at this year’s Pharmapack Expo in Paris. With two new clear and opaque laminated options for its high-moisture barrier films, Honeywell’s Aclar gives companies cost-effective alternatives for product packaging with shorter lead times to increase shelf life, decrease operating costs and protect drugs in climates throughout the world.
While the original Aclar is clear and customizable, Aclar Accel 1700 maintains the clarity, but has a standard size that allows for faster production and delivery to companies at a lower cost. Aclar Accel 5400 is designed for opaque laminates and offers a denser, moisture-rich barrier to companies seeking a more cost-effective solution to protect drugs than cold form foil in aluminum blister packaging.
Aclar enables smaller blister pack sizes that reduce shelf space, usage of raw materials and lower transportation costs. Available in many thickness grades and a wide range of moisture barriers, Aclar provides flexibility to optimize moisture protection across different climate conditions.
Honeywell’s Aclar films are based on polychlorotrifluoroethylene (PCTFE) fluoropolymer technology. They are crystal clear, biochemically inert, chemical-resistant, nonflammable, and plasticizer- and stabilizer-free. The films can facilitate increased patient compliance with doctor prescriptions with see-through, portable and patient-friendly pack presentations. Today, Aclar thermoformable films are used in a range of markets including originator and generic pharmaceutical, over-the-counter (OTC) pharmaceutical and animal health packaging.