From October 24 to 26 at Stand 61 in Hall 2E at CPHI in Barcelona, SÜDPACK Medica will be presenting its latest product development – PharmaGuard. The international event is one of the world’s biggest trade fairs for the pharmaceutical industry – which makes it the ideal platform for presenting the innovative and particularly sustainable blister concept for solid applications to a wide range of industry experts. 

With PharmaGuard, the pharmaceutical industry now has not only a recyclable film solution for blister packaging with outstanding material properties, but also a strong foundation for improving the eco-balance of blister packaging. The base and lidding films produced in an innovative coextrusion process are based on the polymer polypropylene (PP) and are therefore designed as a complete mono-material solution for feeding into recycling streams. Furthermore, the solution offers outstanding material efficiency and, thanks to the low density of PP, saves a considerable amount of resources while maintaining high yields. According to a life cycle assessment conducted by Sphera, the new packaging concept is associated with a greatly reduced climate impact (in CO2-eq) as well as lower energy and water consumption compared to other popular blister solutions.

Not only sustainable and safe, but also efficient to process

For optimum product protection and maximum stability, the films can be equipped with different barrier and mechanical properties to suit the product to be packaged. A particularly impressive feature is the excellent pharmacopeia-compliant water-vapor-barrier properties over the entire residual wall thickness.

Despite the specific material features of PP films, SÜDPACK customers also benefit when it comes to processing PharmaGuard because the materials can be processed with only minor modifications to existing packaging lines. The material’s excellent sealing performance ensures the highest possible packaging quality and safety in a highly efficient process. Additional advantages
include the outstanding thermoforming properties and the uniform forming behavior of the base film. Last but not least, the SÜDPACK solution also stands out thanks to its very high transparency compared to the other PP-based blister film solutions currently on the market.

Engaging workshop about PP

In the conference area of CPHI, the two cooperating partners Borealis and SÜDPACK Medica will be holding a workshop on the topic of “PP – the committed value chain.” The event will take place on October 24 from 2:15–2:35 p.m. in Conference Center 4 at the exhibition.

The workshop will mainly focus on how to address the ongoing issue of carbon emissions and resource wastage in the healthcare sector through effective collaboration within the value chain. Jürgen Bodenmüller, Business Development Director at SÜDPACK Medica, will present PharmaGuard as a case in point. The PP monostructure blister solution can play a significant role in safely and efficiently reducing the carbon dioxide emissions of pharmaceutical packaging. Paulo Cavacas, Business Development Manager Healthcare at the plastic manufacturer Borealis, the second largest producer of polyolefins in Europe, will use case studies to show how feedstock from biobased or recyclable sources can be used without changing the existing approval status of the packaging.

Company contact

Contact details for press inquiries: Cordula Schmidt, Corporate Communication, SÜDPACK VERPACKUNGEN GmbH & Co. KG

Cordula Schmidt / Corporate Communications
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CH – 6341 Baar



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