Generic Pharmaceutical

Aclar® Films for Generic Pharma

Increasingly, Generic pharmaceutical manufacturers are using packaging to increase sales, boost profitability and provide greater value to customers. Honeywell Aclar film, a high moisture barrier thermoformable blister film, is serving as a key enabler in bringing differentiated packaging solutions to market. Aclar films provide you with a flexible packaging platform that passes stability and delivers the opportunity for increases in OEE and sales.

pdfAclar Overview Brochure
pdfAclar Films For Generic Pharma Overview
pdfMolecule Sheet Directory
pdfWhitepaper: Strategic Implications Of Packaging Choice
pdfWhitepaper: Avoid Delays – How To Ensure Your Blister Package Passes Stability

pharma-generic-packagingPackaging platform choices can have a profound impact beyond pure functionality. Your strategic packaging choices can deliver value and impact to the bottom line through improving operational efficiency, and reducing complexity.

Whether making your initial decision or switching out Aclar can provide:

  • Increases in sales from supply chain pull through
  • Increases in OEE through operational flexibility
  • Increases in profit by reducing distributor returns and discounts

Contact us to help you determine how you can benefit from Aclar films.

reduce-pharma-manufacturing-expensesWhether making your initial packaging decision or switching out Aclar film enables you to bring differentiated packaging solutions to market.

Reducing pack size up to 55% can directly reduce your costs

  • Improve your profit margins with smaller, more efficient packs
  • Provide channel partners with transportation and logistical benefits

A range of thicknesses for the most effective moisture barrier protection

  • Aclar film laminates outperform other thermoform materials in all climatic zones
  • Provides you with design flexibility and differentiated pack solutions

Efficient thermoforming platform that provides operational efficiencies

  • Purchase fewer forming machines and tools
  • Decrease maintenance on machines and tooling

Expertise to assist you in speed to market

  • Knowledge about formulations coming off of copyright protection
  • Assistance in determining which molecules have some moisture barrier requirements

Download our current list of molecules available and contact us for individual molecule sheets.

Contact us to learn how Aclar can increase your OEE.

pharma-generic-packaging-servicesChoosing the right packaging material can have far-reaching strategic implications for your business. Our global team of experts including lab resources in the U.S., China and India, will be with you every step of the way with the support you want at the time you need it. Let our experts help you with:

Decreasing Costs:

  • See how pack size and speed affect packaging economics using proprietary costing tools
  • Singular drug, portfolio and multi-site savings identification
  • Package layout design

Optimizing Barrier Performance of Your Package:

  • Thermoform cavity design
  • Tooling Analysis

Passing Stability:

  • Stability protocol development and analysis
  • Barrier material selection and barrier calculations
  • Weight Gain Studies
  • Thermoforming trials

Increasing Operating Equipment Efficiency:

  • Blister packaging line optimization
  • Thermoforming workshops and operator training
  • Process optimization and tailored training programmes

Download the technical services guide or contact us for more information.

Honeywell tools address a range of common technical and business challenges.

Aclar® Films Thermoforming Guideline
Although the thermoforming properties of the Aclar laminate are essentially defined by the substrate material to which it is laminated, there are recommended guidelines to follow to produce a high quality Aclar blister.

Tooling Design Best Practices for Aclar® Films
This guide allows you to optimize the barrier performance of you blister and increase the shelf life of your finished package. Aclar laminates do not require special tooling; however by following these best practices, you can maximize the performance of the Aclar film laminates you are considering.​

Aclar® Films UltRx 6000 Technical Guide
​Learn how to successfully design and thermoform an ultra-high barrier blister using a laminate made with the newest Honeywell product – Aclar® UltRx 6000 Film.​

Instructions for Using Polarized Film ​
These instructions explain how to use polarized film for a simple, quick, non-destructive, qualitative test of blister cards. The test can be performed immediately after thermoforming and sealing to reveal any stress-forming in your blisters.

Thermoforming Packaging Economic Analysis​
This quick and easy proprietary costing tool will help you determine the cost of your packaging versus alternative Cold Form Foil (CFF or Alu/Alu) packaging.

Strategic Implications of Packaging Choice in the Generic Sector
The generic drug industry faces different profit pressures than traditional pharmaceutical companies. This whitepaper explores how re-examining basic assumptions around the selection of blister packaging materials can result in smaller pack sizes, lower material costs, decreased capital expenditures and increased overall equipment effectiveness (OEE). The paper includes a detailed total cost assessment of aluminum cold-forming technology vs. high-barrier clear thermoforming films.

Blister Packaging of Oral Solids – Challenges for the Pharma Industry and Patient Implications.
Blister packaging has become a more important factor in addressing challenges for the pharmaceutical industry. Thermoforming films are enablers for optimizing blister pack designs that meet all stakeholders’ requirements. Decisions can be based on understanding and meeting patient needs while simultaneously offering opportunities for significant productivity gains in packaging operations.

Addressing Complex Needs of Pharmaceutical Stakeholders via Ultra-High-Barrier Thermoformed Packaging
A successful drug launch requires you to balance a wide range of differing needs. Globalization itself brings with it the need for better shelf life, simplified supply chains, and greater productivity.

Avoid Delays – How to Ensure Your Blister Passes Stability
Package integrity is integral to a successful drug launch. This white paper covers three guiding principles relevant to barrier films that you can employ to reduce the risk of failure, understand the barrier required to pass stability and avoid over-packaging and potential delay.

Aclar FAQs

Q: What services and support does Honeywell offer for Generics Pharma?

A: Honeywell offers a wide range of services; our goal is to support you in bringing molecules to market. We provide support for tooling design and stability trial testing, barrier and economic calculators, packaging design support and more. Please contact us to help us solve your packaging challenges.

Q: What causes curling in blister cards?

A: There are many factors that contribute to curl including but not limited to the temper of the foil lid stock, the pattern of the cavities on the card, the percent seal area versus formed area, the forming and sealing conditions, the seal knurl pattern, the residual heat in the card post sealing, and other factors. If you are experiencing issues with curl in your blisters, please contact us for assistance.​

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