Thermoformable blister barrier films supplier Tekni-Films, which is a Tekni-Plex business, has introduced super barrier coated (SBC) films for pharma and other healthcare applications.
The new SBC 240 film serves as an alternative to 4 and 6-mil PCTFE laminations for blister applications.
With advanced moisture and oxygen barrier properties, the new thermoformable film can be used in applications such as pharmaceuticals, nutraceuticals, probiotics and other related products.
The new SBC film has been developed by applying next generation and high-barrier PVdC to lamination of PVC and polyethylene.
The PVdC is dispersed in an emulsion to develop as a surface coating. Multiple layers can be applied to produce different coating weights. Overall barrier properties will increase, as coating weight thickness increases.
Tekni-Plex global marketing senior director Melissa Green said: “For those pharmaceutical companies who may not be well-versed in the various attributes of SBC films, we have created performance data comparisons to CFF and PCTFE, including information on why the material lends itself to smaller pack sizes.
“With material usage and environmental concerns at the forefront of every packaging decision, a smaller pack size is an important attribute to consider.”
Tekni-Films provides thermoformable blister barrier films, flexible films, lidding foils and pouch materials pharmaceutical, medical, diagnostic health and personal care applications.
With expertise in material science, engineering and processing, Tekni-Films supplies packaging solutions to the global companies.
Based in Wayne of Pennsylvania, Tekni-Plex is engaged in the development and manufacturing of advanced packaging materials, medical compounds and precision-crafted medical tubing solutions.
Its products are used by customers in the medical, pharmaceutical, personal care, household and industrial, and food and beverage industries.
Tekni-Plex operates manufacturing facilities across eight countries to meet the requirements of its global customers.
Tekni-Plex’s Tri-Seal and Tekni-Films business units are set to unveil latest film solutions for medical device applications and new closure liners for food, cosmetic and healthcare products at the Pack Expo event.
Tri-Seal will be exhibiting liners with patented Sniff Seal technology. It is the first liner to enable scent permeation through an induction seal closure liner without affecting the seal or compromising the contents.