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Gerresheimer is at FCE Pharma 2016 with new ‘green’ products and enhanced convenience features

Gerresheimer is at FCE Pharma 2016 with new ‘green’ products and enhanced convenience features

Düsseldorf/Sao Paulo, April 18, 2016 – Gerresheimer is presenting two new products in its range at this year’s FCE Pharma in Sao Paulo, Brazil from May 10 to 12: Biopack and Duma Combi. Biopack is a more eco-friendly alternative to PE and PET. Duma Combi is a tablet packaging with an additional compartment for the patient information sheet.

Green PE, or PET made from sugar cane

Biopack is the name of Gerresheimer’s first-ever range of eco-friendly plastic containers for pharmaceutical and cosmetic applications. “By using biomaterials our customers contribute to the reduction of greenhouse gas emissions, thereby protecting the environment and avoiding unnecessary waste. Biomaterials are the renewable alternative to conventional PE/PET,” said Niels Düring, Global Executive Vice President Plastic Packaging. Biomaterials like sugar cane are the renewable alternative to conventional PE and PET. You take the ethanol from the sugarcane plant and then put it through a dehydration process to transform it into green ethylene. Afterwards the green ethylene goes to the polymerization plants, where it is converted into green polyethylene/PET.

Space-saving leaflet compartment

Duma Combi is the first Gerresheimer tablet packaging with a separate compartment for the patient information leaflet. It increases the available space on the outside surface for attractive branding because the leaflet in the compartment contains the information that would otherwise be printed on the pack. The container’s rectangular design also makes space-saving packing for transportation possible.

Successful products in plastic

Gerresheimer is also exhibiting its Gerresheimer is at FCE Pharma 2016 with new ‘green’ products and enhanced convenience featurestraditional PET, PE and PP products. The portfolio includes dropper bottles for eye drops, spray bottles for nasal sprays, PET bottles for cough medicine, PE containers for tablets, plus a wide range of caps, closures and all kinds of accessories such as dosing caps, droppers, measuring cups, dosing syringes and applicators.

Duma Combi is the first Gerresheimer tablet packaging with a compartment for the patient information leaflet.

Duma Combi is the first Gerresheimer tablet packaging with a compartment for the patient information leaflet.

Interested FCE Pharma visitors can find Gerresheimer at Stand C150 in Aisle C1/C2.

Links to further information about the product portfolio on the internet:

Gerresheimer Plastic Packaging
Gerresheimer Online Catalogue

About Gerresheimer

Gerresheimer is a leading global partner to the pharma and healthcare industries. The company’s special glass and plastic products contribute to health and well-being. Gerresheimer is a global organization with 11,000 employees and manufacturing operations in the local markets, close to customers. It has over 40 production facilities in Europe, North and South America and Asia generating revenue in excess of EUR 1.3 billion. The comprehensive product portfolio includes pharmaceutical packaging products as well as convenient and safe drug delivery systems such as insulin pens, inhalers, pre-fillable syringes, vials, ampoules, bottles and containers for liquid and solid pharmaceuticals with closure and safety systems, plus cosmetic packaging products

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