Amcor takes the wraps off more sustainable packaging for pharmaceuticals

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

The new low carbon, recycle-ready packaging options aim to deliver on two fronts – providing the high barrier and performance requirements needed for the industry while supporting pharmaceutical companies’ recyclability agendas.

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

Amcor said 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.

“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,” Amcor Flexibles EMEA healthcare vice-president Virginie Maes said.

“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.”

Amcor also attributed Grandview Research which found that global sales of pharmaceutical products, which many of these products rely on for their packaging, will reach $1.4 trillion by 2026, with the European market expected to grow 5.4 per cent through 2028.  

Amocr also said the more sustainable High Shield Pharma Laminates options for pharmaceutical sachet, stickpack and strippack packaging will first be introduced throughout Europe to help meet the growing demand and to address the sustainability requirements established by the European Union and regional governments.

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