30 March 2017

Klöckner Pentaplast announces production of new medical device and pharmaceutical packaging grades for Asian market

Klöckner Pentaplast recently announced the company will launch the production of several new medical device and pharmaceutical packaging grades in Thailand, specifically for the Asian market. Local manufacturing of FDA-grade Pentapharm® mono PVC, Pentapharm® alfoil® PVdC-coated PVC and Pentaform® medical thermoforming grade APET and PVC began in the first quarter of 2017, resulting in improved service to kp Thailand’s pharmaceutical and medical device customers. A new extrusion line was added to the kpT plant in Q4 2016 to support the local manufacture of the Pentamed® APET products. kpT is unique in being able to offer these products from a local manufacturer in a GMP facility that is ISO 9001:2008 and ISO 14001:2004 certified.

“Klöckner Pentaplast has extensive global experience in pharmaceutical fims and has added this new production line to serve the rising demand for the Asia market,” stated Hans-Dieter Laux, Global Director Medical Device Films, Pharmaceutical Packaging. “We invested in the new production line which enables us to fulfill high expectations for standard and high quality films for the Asia market.”


About Klöckner Pentaplast


Focused on delivering its vision: The Sustainable Protection of Everyday Needs, kp is a global leader in rigid and flexible packaging, and specialty film solutions, serving the pharmaceutical, medical device, protein markets, amongst others. With a broad and innovative portfolio of packaging and product films and services, kp plays an integral role in the customer value chain by safeguarding product integrity, protecting brand reputation and improving sustainability. kp’s “Investing in Better” sustainability strategy solidifies its commitment to achieving ten clear targets for long-term improvement by increasing recycling and recyclability of products, cutting carbon emissions and continuous improvement in employee engagement, safety, and diversity, equity and inclusion. kp has earned a gold rating from EcoVadis, the leading platform for environmental, social, and ethical performance ratings, putting kp in the top 3% of companies rated in the manufacturing of plastics products sector. Founded in 1965 kp has 31 plants in 18 countries and employs over 5,900 people committed to serving customers worldwide in over 60 locations.

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