03 November 2016

Klöckner Pentaplast Introduces Pentapharm® LiquiGuard™ Hot- and Cold-fill Blister Films

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.


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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