Desiccant Pillow Packs targets pharmaceutical applications.

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Made of tear-resistant Tyvek® material, AdPack® Desiccant Pillow Packs protect moisture-sensitive tablets and capsules inside packaging. Flexible, non-dusting, lint-free Tyvek ensures pharmaceuticals remain intact at all times. Distinct shape of packs eliminates potential confusion with capsules or tablets, and prevents accidental ingestion. Available as single pillow packs or as strips on reel, AdPack® is compatible with semi- and fully automated dispensing equipment and filling lines.

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Sanner Introduces AdPack® Desiccant Pillow Pack Family

Launch of the new desiccant pillow packs at CPhI Worldwide in Paris (booth 2K61)

Bensheim / Paris, – Sanner GmbH, a manufacturer of high-quality plastic packaging for pharmaceutical, medical and healthcare products, is expanding its portfolio with the new AdPack® desiccant pillow packs – an efficient, economical and safe solution for the protection of moisture-sensitive pharmaceuticals such as tablets and capsules inside the packaging.

2014 is the year of product innovations at Sanner. Following the market launch of the Brilliance® Tubes for decorated packaging, the company introduces yet another new product at CPhI Worldwide. “With the AdPack® desiccant pillow packs, we have developed a new drop-in solution for moisture protection inside the packaging,” explains Sanner CEO Holger Frank. “This offers our customers a cost-efficient solution that unites all the advantages of GMP-compliant production, professional risk management, 100% traceability and outstanding Sanner quality.”

The AdPack® product family consists of desiccant pillow packs that are filled into the packaging along with the drugs, thus protecting them against moisture. Designed for pharma applications worldwide, AdPack® complies with all relevant European and FDA (Food and Drug Administration) regulations for contact with food and drugs. The products are also listed in a Type III Drug Master File (DMF).

Suitable for pharmaceutical applications

The pillow packs are available as single strips or on reel, and are made of industry-leading, extremely durable, and tear-resistant Tyvek® material. AdPack® is highly permeable and ensures long-term adsorption of moisture and odors. Due to the flexible non-dusting, lint-free Tyvek® material, the packaged pharmaceuticals remain intact at all times. The low-profile AdPack® desiccant pillow packs take up little space within a package. Their distinct shape eliminates potential confusion with capsules or tablets, and prevents accidental ingestion.

To maximize flexibility for customers, AdPack® is compatible with standard semi- and fully-automated dispensing equipment and filling lines. Depending on the type of machine, AdPack® is available as single pillow packs or as strips on reel. Thanks to a punch hole in the sealing seam, AdPack® on reel ensures a clean pack separation during the dispensing process.

Complete Pharma Desiccant Packaging portfolio

At CPhI Worldwide in Paris from 7 to 9 October 2014 (booth 2K61), Sanner will present the new AdPack® desiccant pillow packs to industry professionals for the first time. “CPhI Worldwide is an ideal platform for the AdPack® market launch. Moreover, our visitors will receive an overview of the different solutions from our product category Pharma Desiccant Packaging,” says Holger Frank.

In addition to integrated desiccant solutions, Sanner will also showcase another drop-in solution – the AdCap® desiccant capsules. They adsorb moisture through a cardboard disc on the top, as well as through a unique grid structure on the side of the capsule. This ensures moisture adsorption after filling, even when the capsule is lying on the cardboard side.

Sanner profile

Based in Bensheim, Germany, Sanner GmbH was founded in 1894 and is now in its fourth generation as a family-owned enterprise. Sanner develops and produces high-quality plastic packaging and components for pharmaceutical, medical and healthcare products. The world's leading manufacturer of desiccant caps, Sanner produces two billion plastic parts each year for standard and customized packaging solutions. With 500 employees in Germany, China, Indonesia, India, Hungary and the U.S., the company generated annual sales of 55.5 million Euros in 2013. Further information on Sanner is available on the Internet:

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