Leader in protective packaging solutions partners with organization advocating for unit-dose and compliance formats.

Aptar CSP Technologies – a leader in packaging solutions that ensure product protection, enhance brand recognition and improve user experiences – has joined the Healthcare Compliance Packaging Council (HCPC), a nonprofit association dedicated to expanding the use of compliance-prompting packaging to improve patient adherence and outcomes, potentially reducing noncompliance-related healthcare costs.

Unit dose and compliance packaging is of key interest to Aptar CSP Technologies which, among other innovative packaging, develops Activ-Blister™ solutions to protect moisture- and oxygen-sensitive solid doses packaged on blister machines.

Activ-Blister™ solutions control the internal atmosphere of existing individual blister cavities, allowing for improved product performance and enhanced shelf-life. Aptar CSP Technologies offers an innovative adhesive-free, patented heat staking solution for applying its Activ-Film™ materials to commercially available blister packaging and without changes to the existing footprint of a packaging line. Using silica gel and molecular sieve technology, outfitted blisters can absorb tailored amounts of water vapor, oxygen, or a combination of the two, and can be produced in shapes and sizes to accommodate any tablet and capsule size.

In becoming an HCPC member, Aptar CSP Technologies partners with the only organization advocating greater use of unit dose and compliance packaging formats in the United States. Among other contributions, the HCPC monitors activities within the U.S. Food and Drug Administration and U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission that impact the unit-dose packaging industry, voicing member opinions where appropriate. Its membership includes top companies involved in the manufacture of compliance-style unit-dose blister packaging, as well as related machinery manufacturers, contract packaging operations and suppliers.

“Aptar CSP Technologies is honored to join the HCPC and use our voice to help promote the importance of unit dose packaging,” said Craig Voellmicke, Vice President, Business Development for Aptar CSP Technologies. “This is a great opportunity to work in tandem with industry counterparts to influence and educate others about the role unit-dose packaging can play in lowering healthcare costs, tightening the pharmaceutical distribution chain, ensuring drug efficacy, and discouraging counterfeits, tampering and diversion.”

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About Aptar CSP Technologies
Aptar CSP Technologies is a global material science company providing innovative, highly engineered advanced packing solutions to protect sensitive products. CSP is a responsive, flexible partner committed to offering customers a single, reliable source for custom product design, development, and manufacturing. CSP has a proven track record of pioneering technological solutions that ensure product protection and enhance its customers’ brand equity. Its product categories include vials, bottles, films, blisters, molded components, and specialized packaging solutions. For more information, call (334) 887-8300, email cspinfo@csptechnologies.com or visit www.csptechnologies.com.

Aptar CSP Technologies is now part of AptarGroup, Inc., a leading global supplier of a broad range of innovative dispensing, sealing and active packaging solutions for the beauty, personal care, home care, prescription drug, consumer health care, injectables, food and beverage markets. Aptar uses insights, design, engineering and science to create innovative packaging technologies that build brand value for its customers, and, in turn, make a meaningful difference in the lives, looks, health and homes of people around the world. Aptar is headquartered in Crystal Lake, Illinois and has over 13,000 dedicated employees in 18 different countries. For more information, visit www.aptar.com.