Klöckner Pentaplast introduces LiquiGuard™ the latest innovation in the Pentapharm® line of pharmaceutical blister films. Until now, the limitations of blister films to withstand hot-fill liquids and other emerging dosage forms presented too great a technical challenge for blister packaging to be a viable option for nutraceuticals and medications beyond solid oral dose formulations. With Pentapharm® LiquiGuard™, hot- and cold-fill liquids and semi-solids can be formed and packaged directly in a crystal-clear, thermostable laminate film that protects sensitive products from package leaching and moisture gain or loss.
Pentapharm® LiquiGuard™ films are an excellent choice for a wide range of applications such as chewables, nutraceuticals, pharmaceuticals, formulations sensitive to flavor or odor loss, unit dose liquids and veterinary packaging. In addition, these new films offer a unique combination of benefits across applications including autoclavable for sterile applications, customizable high moisture barrier (prevents moisture loss as well as gain), excellent deep-draw properties for complex blister geometries, and high slip for quick release and increased productivity. These films also provide high heat stability, low leachability and extractability with excellent odor and flavor retention, one-stage forming and packaging of hot-fill products and visual clarity for enhanced shelf appeal.
“Pentapharm® LiquiGuard™ provides an advanced option for single unit dose packaging of medications in any dosage form that require resistance to extreme temperatures up to 120°C during processing, while offering all the benefits of a clear, thermoformable blister film with a customizable moisture barrier,” states Daniel Stagnaro, Director, Global Market Development, Pharmaceutical Packaging.