New active packaging films from Aptar and ProAmpac set to ‘revolutionize’ moisture control

Aptar CSP Technologies and ProAmpac, both AIPIA members, have collaborated to develop and launch ProActive Intelligence Moisture Protect (MP-1000). These leading material science companies say the next-generation platform combines Aptar CSP’s proprietary 3-Phase Activ-Polymer™ technology with ProAmpac’s flexible blown film expertise to deliver a patent pending moisture adsorbing flexible packaging solution. This is the first in a series of active microclimate management packaging solutions to mitigate degradation risk, maintain potency and improve product performance, they say.

The 3-Phase Activ-Polymer™ platform technology is a highly-engineered active material science solution designed to protect sensitive drug products, probiotics, medical devices, drug delivery systems, and foods. By incorporating the moisture adsorbing Activ-Polymer™ material into a flexible film structure, MP-1000 delivers high-quality moisture protection without the need for add-on desiccant sachets, thus reducing manufacturing downtime, according to Aptar CSP. 

This solution not only adsorbs excess moisture inside the package, but also shields the contents from moisture exposure that typically occurs when moisture molecules pass through the packaging. The solution features varying moisture capacities to deliver customized microclimate protection that meets differing product needs.

It is available in rollstock or pre-made pouches. The partners claim MP-1000 has excellent seal characteristics and runs on high-speed form-fill-sealing equipment, ensuring product integrity and compatibility with existing flexible packaging equipment.

“We are pleased to unveil this new platform of active material science solutions with ProAmpac. The goal of this collaboration is to transform the way active packaging is delivered and fulfill unmet needs by providing the market with a fully-integrated, flexible, multi-layer film solution,” said Badre Hammond, vice president of global commercial operations and general manager APAC for Aptar CSP Technologies. “We look forward to continuing our collaboration with ProAmpac to develop new active materials that address a broad range of product stability challenges.”

Hesam Tabatabaei, senior VP of global product development and innovation for ProAmpac added, “We are excited to launch the Moisture Protect MP-1000 platforms, the newest addition to the ProActive Intelligence product line. This innovative product has a high moisture-adsorbing capacity and is set to revolutionize moisture protection in flexible packaging.”

Activ-Polymer™ technology is an established solution for protecting high-value drugs, diabetes test strips, continuous glucose monitoring devices, probiotics, drug delivery devices, and even medical devices and implants. It is custom-engineered to provide a broad spectrum of product-specific protection in a wide range of physical formats. Key capabilities include scavenging oxygen, odours, and VOCs, emitting aromas or antimicrobials and mitigating risk of mutagenic N-nitrosamine impurity formation and drug degradation, says the company.

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