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PERPETUA: Constantia Flexibles’ recyclable packaging solution for pharmaceuticals

Constantia Flexibles has been awarded a position on the 2020 Supplier Engagement Leaderboard by CDP

It is the company’s first recyclable polymeric mono-material, has a wide range of uses in pharma packaging applications and is now available worldwide. Perpetua offers excellent product protection from oxygen, water vapor and light.

High protection levels against moisture, oxygen and heat are important for protecting active pharmaceutical ingredients (APIs), to provide the patient with an effective medication. Constantia Flexibles’ goal was to meet the very high barrier properties for pharma products, while implementing the best possible sustainability standards. The result is Perpetua, a recyclable product family, based on a unique line of full PP (Polypropylene) high barrier laminates. The flexible packaging solution is available in application-tailored versions. Being cyclos-HTP* certified, its recyclability ranges from 90% to 96%, depending on the individual material specification.

The high barrier properties and lower environmental footprint do not limit the design possibilities of the packaging.

Pierre-Henri Bruchon, EVP Pharma Division Constantia Flexibles: “Our mission is to constantly rethink packaging to make a meaningful contribution to our customers and the environment. Sustainability plays a decisive role in all our business activities. Therefore, the development of a more sustainable but at the same time high-barrier solution for pharma products like Perpetua was of high importance to us. It is the perfect packaging solution for pharma products.”

* The Institute cyclos-HTP is a German institute which has designed a catalogue for requirements and for assessing and certifying the recyclability of packaging and goods. Institute cyclos-HTP certifies the recyclability for PERPETUA family products.

Constantia Flexibles is the world’s third largest producer of flexible packaging. Based on the guiding principle of ‘People, Passion, Packaging’, some 8,350 employees manufacture tailor-made packaging solutions at 39 sites in 16 countries. Many international companies and local market leaders from the consumer and pharma industries choose the sustainable and innovative products of Constantia Flexibles.

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