Pharmaceutical packaging films

We know that your customers demand safe, high-quality packaging for the medications they take. That's why we offer Pentapharm®, a full range of manufactured, specially formulated mono and high barrier films for pharmaceutical blister packaging. Our films protect your product, provide outstanding barriers against moisture and gas, promote long shelf-life and allow for compliant package designs.

High speed, aluminium-look thermoforming film

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High speed, aluminium-look thermoforming film

The metallic look of kpSilverā„¢ provides the visual characteristics of cold-form foil while providing outstanding quality with significant productivity gains. No need for larger blister formats, expensive tooling or reduced package line speeds typical of cold-form foil.

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mono-films

Mono films

Klöckner Pentaplast mono films are ideal for blister packaging that requires a low moisture barrier. These calendered, plasticiser-free rigid films provide superior clarity, chemical resistance, excellent thermoformability and great dimensional stability. They run on a wide range of blister packaging equipment.

Mono films are an excellent substrate for laminates and coated films and seal to a wide range of heat-seal coatings. Available in numerous thicknesses and colours, you can choose from a broad range of specially formulated grades to optimise the performance of your production line.

Applications

  • Ethical drugs
  • Over the counter (OTC) 
  • Generics
  • Veterinary medicine
  • Nutraceuticals

Benefits

  • Available as homopolymer, copolymer and high copolymer films
  • Superior clarity
  • Chemical resistance
  • Excellent thermoformability and dimensional stability
  • Superior base for laminates and coatings
  • Expansive portfolio of thicknesses, colours and grades
  • Designed to optimise the performance of the production line

Polymers

  • Vinyl
  • APET
  • A/MA/B thin films
  • PETG
  • Polypropylene (PP)
kpvantage

kpVantageĀ®

With PentapharmĀ® kpVantageĀ®, you can change switch to polyester without changing a thing. kpVantageĀ® are a polyester-based films that can be processed on your existing equipment maintaining all critical packaging components ā€“ no need to change tooling, lidding or packaging design.

Available as mono films or integrated into barrier structures for products that require more protection from moisture and gas, kpVantageĀ® films are designed to support your social, economic and environmental sustainability goals while maintaining product integrity and production economies.

Applications

  • Solid oral-dose packaging
  • Ethical drugs
  • Over the counter (OTC)
  • Generics
  • Veterinary medicine
  • Nutraceuticals

Benefits

  • Process on existing packaging lines ā€“ no need to invest in costly packaging redesign, new tooling or new machineryĀ 
  • Excellent sealability, works with existing lidding materials and structuresĀ 
  • Forms at lower temperatures, decreasing energy use and increasing line speed
  • Superior trimming and perforating performance with no angel hairĀ 
  • Full range of barrier protection with common contact material
  • Excellent machinability with higher yields
  • Outstanding lay flat for easier cartoning and handlingĀ 
  • Processes consistently with no neck-in and precise index registrationĀ 
  • Brilliant clarity for superior optical and surface qualities
  • Global availability for supply security

Polymers

  • Mono films
  • alfoil® PVdC coated films
  • ACLAR® laminated films*
  • kpMax® films
* ACLAR® is a registered trademark of Honeywell International Inc.
alfoil

alfoil®

How much moisture and oxygen protection do your pharmaceutical products need? kp Pentapharm® alfoil® rigid coated ļ¬lms come in numerous structures so you get the exact level of protection. With our extensive line of Pentapharm® alfoil® ļ¬lms, we deliver performance tailor-made to your product.

Applications

  • Ethical drugs
  • Over the counter (OTC)
  • Generics
  • Physician samples
  • Veterinary
  • Nutraceuticals
  • Suppositories
  • Mono doses

Benefits

  • Exceptional strength and dimensional stability
  • Controlled shrinkage
  • Minimal neck-down and no curl
  • Precise index registration
  • Greater rigidity for easier cartoning, handling and enhanced aesthetics
  • Excellent machinability with higher yields
  • SG developments for even higher line efļ¬ciency 
  • Sealable to all standard vinyl-compatible lid stocks
  • Available in clear, transparent colours and opaque colours
  • Runs on standard equipment and tooling

Polymers

  • Two and three-layer structures with customised coatings
  • Customised structures available upon request
coc

COC

Do your pharmaceutical products require serious protection against moisture? Pentapharm® rigid COC-laminated and coated films are right for you. These films come in two structures, so you get the moisture barrier, oxygen barrier, sealability and other special properties you need. The film also offers excellent thermoforming characteristics and brilliant optical clarity.

Applications

  • Ethical drugs 
  • Over the counter (OTC)
  • Generics
  • Physician samples
  • Veterinary
  • Nutraceuticals
  • Deep-draw thermoformed parts
  • Medical

Benefits

  • Brilliant clarity
  • Excellent thermoforming characteristics, especially deep draw
  • Consistent wall thickness with good rigidity
  • Available in clear and white opaque options
  • Runs on standard equipment and tooling
  • Sealable to a wide range of lid stocks

Polymers

  • Three-layer structures which combine cyclic olefin copolymer (COC) with polypropylene (PP) or Vinyl/PVdC
aclar

ACLAR®

Pentapharm® ACLAR® laminated rigid ļ¬lm offers unsurpassed protection against moisture in formulations designed to improve performance and reduce costs. With our innovative Pentapharm® ACLAR® line of ļ¬lms, you get outstanding quality with signiļ¬cant productivity gains.

Applications

  • Ethical drugs
  • Over the counter (OTC)
  • Generics
  • Physician samples
  • Veterinary
  • Nutraceuticals

Benefits

  • High transparency, clear ļ¬lm 
  • Exceptional moisture barrier
  • Non-aging
  • Provides cost savings opportunities
  • Two-layer ACLAR® ļ¬lm eliminates the polyethylene (PE) layer reducing gauge, improving machinability and producing higher yields while lowering costs 
  • Possible 40% reduction in surface area of the blister allowing up to 30% higher machine output
  • Low cost for tooling and production equipment
  • Available in clear, transparent colours and opaque colours
  • Runs on standard equipment and tooling
  • Optimised secondary packaging for minimised blister card size

Polymers

  • Multi-layer structures
  • Customised structures available upon request
kpmax

kpMax®

Pentapharm® kpMax® rigid films for pharmaceutical blister packaging offers the highest moisture and oxygen protection barrier properties available in the world today ā€“- beyond what ACLAR® or PVdC products can offer alone. By combining ACLAR® lamination and PVdC coating, Pentapharm® kpMax® films are ideal for products that require exceptional barrier properties in a transparent and small footprint package.

Applications

  • Ethical drugs 
  • Over the counter (OTC)
  • Generics
  • Physician samples
  • Veterinary
  • Nutraceuticals

Benefits

  • Combines best available properties of barrier materials
  • Ultra-high barrier properties in a small footprint, highly transparent package
  • Available in clear, transparent colours and opaque colours
  • Possible 40% reduction in surface area of the blister allowing up to 30% higher machine output
  • Minimised blister card size for reduced secondary packaging
  • Runs on standard production equipment and tooling, resulting in minimal transition costs


Polymers

  • Four-layer structure combining PVdC coating and ACLAR® lamination
  • Customised structures available upon request
  • Available with either Vinyl or kpVantage® polyester surface layers
liquiguard

LiquiGuardā„¢

With Pentapharm® LiquiGuardā„¢, hot and cold-fill liquids and semi-solids can be formed and packaged directly in a crystal clear, thermostable laminate film that protects your sensitive products from package leaching and moisture gain or loss.

Applications

  • Formulations sensitive to flavour or odour loss
  • Nutraceuticals
  • Pharmaceuticals
  • Unit dose liquids
  • Veterinary

Benefits

  • Autoclavable for sterile applications
  • Customisable high moisture barrier ā€“ prevents moisture loss as well as gain
  • Excellent deep-draw properties for complex blister geometries
  • High heat stabilityĀ 
  • High slip for quick release and increased productivity
  • Low leachability and extractability, with excellent odour and flavour retention
  • One-stage forming and packaging of hot-fill products ā€“ no separate forming mold or waxes needed
  • Visual clarity for enhanced shelf appeal