At Pharmapack Paris, to be held on 1 and 2 February, TekniPlex, a globally integrated provider of innovative solutions through materials science and manufacturing technologies, will showcase samples from a range of cyclic olefin copolymer (COC) diagnostics films whose cleanroom production is a differentiator in the healthcare space, the company said in a release.
At booth B96-98, the company will highlight another recently introduced innovation: the world’s first fully transparent recyclable mid-barrier blister package
Manufactured in an ISO Class 8 cleanroom environment for significantly reduced risk of contamination, TekniPlex’s COC films can be customized to suit the dynamic needs of the diagnostics market.
Its standard, crystal-clear 140 µm film offers sealing properties combined with a low background UV autofluorescence required for multiplexing in PCR diagnostics. In addition, the film has a glass transition temperature (Tg) of 78°C and an ultra-flat surface enabling nano-structuring through hot embossing and nano-imprint lithography. This allows ultra-small-sized structures to be replicated in the polymer structure, needed for microfluidic and for diffraction gratings that give the resulting film a shiny, colorful appearance.
“Manufactured in a cleanroom setting, our customizable film technology is enabling new diagnostics capabilities to enter the market, helping patients get diagnosed and on the road to recovery more expediently,” said Michiel van den Berg, Global Product manager for TekniPlex “This exemplifies TekniPlex’s commitment to developing materials science solutions that make our customers’ products more effective and, ultimately, helps improve outcomes.”
At Pharmapack Paris, TekniPlex will feature its groundbreaking sustainable blister system, whose mechanical recyclability has been certified by third-party testing. Recyclable in geographies where the #5 (polypropylene) recycling stream is available, the mid-barrier blisters feature a polyolefin blister film paired with a barrier PP lidding film.
Rounding out TekniPlex’s offerings at Pharmapack Paris will be a selection of films and components for healthcare and pharmaceutical applications. For example, the company’s range of punched rubber gaskets for aerosol valves improves functionality for metered dose inhaler valves, while its punched plastic gaskets perform well with nasal spray applications.
Other solutions, such as the company’s PVC super barrier polyvinylidene chloride (PVDC) coated structures and Aclar laminates, are designed to protect drugs with demanding environmental protection requirements.