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Clariant Healthcare Packaging Exhibiting at Mexican Trade Show

São Paulo, April 20, 2016 – Clariant, a world leader in specialty chemicals, and its Healthcare Packaging unit, along with Watson Phillips, its master distributor for Mexico, is exhibiting at Expo Pack Mexico 2016. The Company is featuring its full range of solutions for protecting pharmaceutical, nutraceutical and diagnostic products from moisture and oxygen.

Expo Pack Mexico, a member of the PMMI family of shows, will take place May 17 – 20, and focuses on equipment, materials and services for packagers and processors.  Clariant will be on Stand #746 in the Expo Bancomer Santa Fe, Mexico City.

With its expertise and experience, Clariant creates and manufactures controlled atmosphere packaging, including a full range of sorbents that help to protect pharmaceuticals, nutraceuticals and diagnostics from moisture and oxygen, the two major pathways to degradation of drugs. Products being featured in Mexico include:

  • Drop-In Canisters & Packets… automatable desiccants have become the standard approach for pharmaceutical manufacturers to control moisture, odor and other volatiles. The active packaging platforms are customizable with various sorbent materials including silica gel and molecular sieve, as well as the EQ line of engineered sorbents designed to maintain a specific equilibrium relative humidity. Desiccant canisters have an advantage in that they can be inserted into pharmaceutical bottles at higher rates of speed.
  • Tubes & Stoppers… Clariant’s rigid tubes and desiccant stoppers make ideal packaging for diagnostic and glucose test strips, effervescent tablets, chewables, lozenges and similar products. Stoppers can be filled with silica gel or molecular sieve desiccant to provide the desired controlled package environment. Tubes can include 6-color printing and are conducive to point-of-sale merchandising.
  • Oxygen Protection… Clariant offers a full system of oxygen protection for pharmaceuticals, nutraceuticals and probiotics, including humidity-neutral oxygen scavengers and Oxy-Guard® multi-layer barrier bottles in a variety of standard sizes. 

Clariant Healthcare Packaging has been actively serving the growing pharmaceutical packaging market in Mexico along with its partner Watson Phillips for over two decades.  Watson Phillips maintains significant stock of Clariant packaging products and has been audited and approved by the majority of pharmaceutical laboratories in Mexico as desiccant suppliers under COFEPRIS norms and regulations. The Comisión Federal para la Protección contra Riesgos Sanitarios (Federal Commission for the Protection against Sanitary Risk)—responsible for regulating pharmaceutical drugs and other healthcare and food products in Mexico.


 Clariant Healthcare Packaging is dedicated to enhancing and protecting healthcare products by providing a full portfolio of controlled atmosphere packaging solutions that protect products from degradation and help maintain stability and integrity throughout shelf life.  With a global production network and innovative product development, its products include desiccants, oxygen scavengers, active container-closure systems and multilayer barrier packaging.


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