Amcor (ASX:AMC) has opened a greenfield packaging facility in Tuas, Singapore, which will be a dedicated healthcare packaging facility.
Amcor said this facility will address a current and future market need, as demand for healthcare packaging is rapidly increasing across the region.
The new facility comprises cleanroom manufacturing environments, capability in three-, seven- and nine-layer co-extrusion blown film, and state-of-the-art flexographic printing. It is also fully certified to ISO 13485, ensuring the ability to fully satisfy industry regulatory requirements.
“With the Asia Pacific healthcare packaging market expected to grow at a more than eight per cent through 2026, Amcor is laying the foundation to support that growth with this advanced facility in the region,” Amcor chief commercial officer Peter Konieczny said.
“Our innovative and regional approach in this space, coupled with our commitment to sustainability, will ensure our continued industry leadership for customers of all sizes, as well as the environment.”
As part of a global initiative to expand the reach of Amcor’s innovation network, Amcor will establish an innovation centre for healthcare films in the Singapore facility to drive advancement in co-extrusion blown film technology.
“Healthcare is one of the fastest growing industries in the region, and customers are looking for packaging suppliers that can improve their speed to the market,” Amcor general manager of Southeast Asia Healthcare Scott Jackson said.
In addition, Amcor has mentioned that the new facility in Singapore will use printing technology that is water based with no solvent emissions. Its multilayer blown films can produce recycle-ready products and its multilayer film technology allows new product innovation with a lower carbon footprint.
“Increasing consumer demand for more sustainable products is reshaping the packaging industry and creating a powerful incentive for companies to lead through innovation. Amcor is pleased to lead by example, having previously pledged that all its packaging will be recyclable or reusable by 2025,” it said.