Clariant Performance Packaging to Exhibit and Present at CPhI Worldwide in Madrid

Muttenz - The Swiss specialty chemicals group Clariant will have a major presence at CPhI Worldwide in Madrid, October 9-11. At booth#10F78, Performance Packaging, a member of Clariant's Functional Materials business unit, will spotlight its broad portfolio of desiccant canisters for moisture control in pharmaceutical packaging and its innovative IDC® Integrated Desiccant Closure, a pharmaceutical cap combining tamper-evident, child-resistant and twist-off functionalities with a built-in desiccant. Further, Valère Logel, head of development for Performance Packaging, will give a conference presentation entitled, "Your Drug Environment Under Control," on October 10 at 10 a.m. Performance Packaging is a global leader in the design and manufacture of controlled atmosphere packaging solutions.

In addition to canisters and the IDC, Clariant will exhibit its Advanced Desiccant Polymer (ADP®), which is used to create active healthcare packaging and device components by integrating desiccant directly into thermoplastics. Other featured solutions will include Oxy-Guard® barrier bottles, which effectively block oxygen ingress by a factor of 100 compared to regular bottles, Handy Active Tubes® with a convenient flip-top cap and built-in desiccant, and PharmaKeep® humidity-neutral oxygen absorbers.

Logel's presentation will explain why standard desiccants may not meet the needs of today's novel drugs and diagnostic systems for a controlled package atmosphere. He will describe new solutions that ensure an accurate humidity range to avoid extreme changes inside the packaging. Logel is an expert in product design and packaging.

Logel has a master degree in polymer engineering and has been the head of development for Performance Packaging since 2005. An expert in product design and engineering, he has lead the market introduction of innovative packaging solutions for moisture control, oxygen adsorption and multi-layer polymer barriers.

Clariant Performance Packaging to exhibit and present at CPhI Worldwide in Madrid

· Company will showcase active and protective packaging for moisture and oxygen control

· Clariant product development expert Valère Logel to present on new solutions for protecting active ingredients from degradation

ADP, IDC, Handy Active Tubes, Oxy-Guard and Pharmakeep Are Registered Trademarks of Clariant.

Clariant is an internationally active specialty chemical company, based in Muttenz near Basel. The group owns over 100 companies worldwide and employed 22 149 employees on December 31, 2011. In the financial year 2011, Clariant produced a turnover of CHF 7.4 billion. Clariant is divided into eleven business units: Additives; Catalysis & Energy; Emulsions, Detergents & Intermediates; Functional Materials; Industrial & Consumer Specialties; Leather Services; Masterbatches; Oil & Mining Services; Paper Specialties; Pigments; Textile Chemicals. Clariant focuses on creating value by investing in future profitable and sustainable growth, which is based on four strategic pillars: Improving profitability, innovation as well as research and development, dynamic growth in emerging markets, and optimizing the portfolio through complementary acquisitions or divestments.

Performance Packaging, part of Clariant's Business Unit Functional Materials provides controlled atmosphere packaging solutions for pharmaceutical, nutraceutical and diagnostic applications. Operating on a global scale, it provides value-added primary packaging solutions that offer unique package functionality focused on safety, protection, adsorption, dispensing and barrier qualities. The company offers material and package design and full production capabilities for customized package solutions, as well as a full range of standard injection molded and desiccant packaging products.




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