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Clariant to Exhibit at CPHI China 2014 with Industry Leading Packaging Solutions

Shanghai, 16 May 2014 - Clariant, a world leader in specialty chemicals, is featuring its line of pharmaceutical packaging solutions at the CPhI China 2014 exhibition to be staged at the Shanghai New International Exhibition Center from 26 to 28 June. CPhI is the leading exhibition in Asia dedicated to the global pharmaceutical industry. This year over 30,000 visitors from 100 countries are expected to visit the 3-day show in China. Clariant will be exhibiting at stand N1B32 at CPhI this year.

While the pharmaceutical industry in China is to become the world’s second-largest market by volume, its development is under the pressure to satisfy increasingly stringent safety requirements. Industry players are therefore paying more attention to ensure their products are packaged securely and effectively. Such trend of industry upgrade has created tremendous opportunities for international companies looking for partnership and business to satisfy the country’s need for high-quality pharmaceutical ingredients.

Clariant comes on the scene as an industry expert on providing functional packaging solutions. As a long-standing partner within the pharmaceutical industry, Clariant offers end-to-end functional packaging solutions that help their customers achieve sound performance on both product safety and reliability. Some of the featured products from Clariant, for example, offer protection from moisture, oxygen and other volatiles, and feature fully customizable sorbent systems and multilayer protective packaging.

Integrated Desiccant Closure (IDC®)

In particular, Clariant is going to present at CPhI its line of Integrated Desiccant Closure (IDC®) product solutions, which was launched in the Greater China region in Q4 2013.

The Integrated Desiccant Closure (IDC®) optimizes packaging efficiencies by providing multiple functions in a single pharmaceutical closure. The IDC integrates tamper-evident, child-resistant and twist-off cap functions into one fully customizable screw-cap or snap-cap closure system. By eliminating the extra step of incorporating an extraneous desiccant into the packaging system, customers save time and money and help make their products even safer.

Ultrasonic technology desiccant packets

Another featured product at the CPhI exhibition from Clariant will be the Ultrasonic technology desiccant packets. In China, paper packets are commonly used for containing desiccant, which could be torn easily causing leakage of the desiccant and therefore safety hazards. In order to solve the problem, Clariant pioneered the use of Tyvek material in place of paper in desiccant packets. The high density of polyethylene effectively enhances protection on the packet, while allowing air to pass through. To avoid contamination of the medicine, instead of heat, ultrasound is used to seal the desiccant packets, which also eliminates the use of glue in the process. The technology has won Clariant an award from CNPPA (China National Pharmaceutical Packaging Association) in April 2014.

In addition, Clariant will also showcase its customizable sorbent systems and multilayer protective packaging that guard against major pathways to drug degradation and help maintain product stability and potency. Clariant can work with clients to fully integrate customized functionalities that meet their exact needs, such as child resistance, tamper evidence, ergonomics, dispensing, branding and more.

In developing all of their innovative packaging solutions for the pharmaceutical and healthcare industry, Clariant focuses on active materials, functional design and innovative plastic material processing. With strong technical expertise and industry knowledge, Clariant delivers consistently innovative solutions that can satisfy both market demand and regulatory requirements.


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