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Broad portfolio backed by strong support for the pharmaceutical industryClariant Healthcare Packaging solutions enhance healthcare productsClariant, a world leader in specialty chemicals, was at CPhI India 2014 to demonstrate how its commitment to collaborating closely with customers in the pharmaceutical industry can deliver effective and efficient innovations. Clariant showcased packaging solutions to support the pharmaceutical industry in maintaining drug stability and extending shelf life through its polymer and desiccant packaging solutions.
Steve Duckworth, head – global segment medical and pharma; Andy Wälti, vice president – head of Business Line Medical Specialties; and Ketan Premani, head of healthcare sales India, healthcare packaging – BL Medical Specialties at Clariant’s stand at CPhI India 2014. Photo ClariantClariant Healthcare Packaging has been present in India for over a decade and its leadership extends to its range of active pharmaceutical packaging with all the major generic companies on its customer list. The company designs and manufactures controlled atmosphere packaging that helps to protect healthcare products from humidity and oxygen. Its broad portfolio includes industry-leading desiccant canisters and packets; tubes and desiccant stoppers; IDCTM Integrated Desiccant Closure; EQ-Pak humidity regulators; Tubairless semi-solid dispenser; and PharmaKeep oxygen scavengers.

Clariant desiccant canisters and packets at CPhI India 2014
Desiccant canisters from Clariant are the most widely used canisters in the pharmaceutical industry, primarily due to their ability to be inserted at high rates of speed on high velocity packaging lines. The systems used to ensure quality of the desiccant canisters by electronic vision inspection thus ensuring relevant specification parameters are being met for each canister.

“Clariant was represented by BL Medical Specialties, BL Medical Masterbatches, and BU Industrial & Consumer Specialties at CPhI India. This was a great opportunity to gain the pulse of the market. We presented innovative, sustainable and trend-based products to support the changing needs of the pharmaceutical market,” said Ketan Premani, head healthcare sales India, Healthcare Packaging – BL Medical Specialties, Clariant in India.

“As the pharmaceutical industry is increasingly looking to India to manufacture and source high-quality, cost-effective products, the show is an important venue for Clariant businesses focused on healthcare to meet with customers and stakeholders. The show produced significant contacts and leads and was a way for Clariant commercial and technical experts to meet with existing and potential clients,” said Mark Florez, product manager, BL Medical Specialties, Clariant Corp USA.

Also, Clariant manufactures a wide range of desiccant packets in strip and single form. Unlike other desiccant packets that are marketed to be used on specific insertion machines, Continu-strip packets from Clariant are versatile and can be used with any packet insertion equipment on the market with minimal modifications.