Redundant Blister Film Sources Keep Tekni-Plex Customers in the Clear
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Press release date: December 1, 2010
Pharmaceutical Barrier Films from Three Continents Ensure Supply Chain Integrity
King of Prussia, PA - Tekni-Plex, a global, diversified manufacturer of packaging products and materials for the healthcare, consumer and food packaging industries, is the only company in the world that utilizes two different suppliers of PCTFE, a polymer with a high moisture barrier, and the most suitable material for manufacturing pharmaceutical blister film. Sourcing PCTFE from two independent companies in two different countries enables Tekni-Plex to increase supply chain security for its customers.
"Now, more than ever, supply chain security is paramount," said Dan Mullock, Vice President of Procurement of Tekni-Plex. "Ever since the market has experienced plant closures and discontinuation of several critical chemical components due to the economic climate, pharmaceutical and medical clientele have been looking at their packaging material supply chain with increased scrutiny."
Sourcing PCTFE as both AclarŪ and VapoShield(TM) reinforces Tekni-Plex's commitment to a steady supply of pharmaceutical blister film materials. The company offers a global network of production sites producing films in cleanroom environments in North America, South America, and Europe. Further, Tekni-Films' multiple production locations and an overall "dual sourcing strategy" for raw material suppliers helps to assure the highest level of product availability.
Tekni-Films, a Tekni-Plex company, is a leading supplier of blister films for both branded and generic pharmaceutical, OTC and nutritional markets. In addition to Mono PVC, the company's product line includes PVdC, PCTFE laminates (both AclarŪ and VapoShield(TM)), lidding foils, pouch laminates and a wide range of other film products for specialized applications. To learn more about Tekni-Plex, please visit www.tekni-plex.com.
Tekni-Plex, Inc. is a globally-integrated company focused on developing and manufacturing innovative packaging materials and precision-crafted tubing solutions for some of the most well-known names in the healthcare, food & beverage, consumer and specialty products markets. Tekni-Plex is headquartered in King of Prussia, PA and operates 27 sites strategically located across four continents to ensure it can meet the needs of its global customers.
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