HONEYWELL INTRODUCES SAFYR™ FILM –DESIGNED TO MEET THE NEEDS OF INDIA’S PHARMACEUTICAL MARKET
3rd September 2015Category : Healthcare & FitnessPublished by :J Ranjan Reading Time : 6 Minute News Sourced : Global
Honeywell (NYSE: HON) recently announced the launch of Safyr™, a high-moisture barrier thermoformable film designed specifically to meet the requirements of India’s domestic pharmaceutical packaging market.
Safyr, pronounced sapphire, is a CTFE-based polymer film with excellent moisture barrier properties that is designed specifically to meet local packaging requirements while remaining cost-effective for the domestic India market. Safyr affords manufacturers with design flexibility, does not yellow over time, has a longer storage life compared to alternatives and requires no pre-conditioning prior to operational use, all while providing superior moisture barrier.
“As a world leader in pharmaceutical packaging materials, Honeywell is working to develop industry leading packaging solutions that can deliver increased competitive advantage. Honeywell optimised Safyr to meet regulatory requirements specific to the domestic pharmaceutical push through packaging market in India,” said Scott Gaddis, global business leader for healthcare products in Honeywell’s Packaging and Composites business. “Safyr is standardised with one width, one length and one thickness, which helps in process and cost optimisation.”
Some of the product’s key benefits include:
· Safyr gives flexibility: Safyr is available in a 2 mil (51μ) thickness, and provides an alternative option to cold form foil or foil strip packs as the package format to pass stability. By utilising a thermoforming platform, pharmaceutical companies can decrease their pack size versus foil formats and increase pack density, while improving patient acceptance.
· Safyr lowers overall packaging costs: With Safyr films, packaging capacity can be increased with the same line speed, allowing significant reduction in capital expenditure for new or additional blister lines – thus increasing the manufacturer’s overall equipment efficiency (OEE). The reduced pack size means fewer raw materials, including primary packaging material, lid stock and secondary packaging, leading to reduced total cost of goods.
· Safyr performs better than alternatives: Other competitive thermoformable offerings on the market are brittle, require special storage conditions and have shelf-life limitations. In addition, these materials can corrode equipment and tooling during processing, resulting in higher maintenance and tooling costs. Safyr does not yellow over time; has a longer storage life versus alternatives; requires no pre-conditioning prior to operational use; and will not corrode tooling and equipment.
Safyr is not manufactured under a DMF or EU directive, and cannot be used for products in countries that require those regulations. For more information on the product, please visit www.honeywell-safyrpharmapackaging.in.
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