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Airnov's new solutions enhance oxygen protection for pharmaceutical packaging
Source:Adsale Plastics Network    Editor:JK    Date:05.May.2021

Airnov Healthcare Packaging, a global leader in controlled atmosphere packaging, is enabling manufacturers of pharmaceutical and nutraceutical products to optimize their product development cycles through its series of oxygen protection and simulation solutions.


Products in these categories are often oxygen sensitive and require protective packaging. This includes drugs, probiotics, proteins, stents, surgical products, devices and various dry products.


To protect such vital commodities, Airnov offers two solutions – Oxynov Barrier Bottles and Pharmakeep.


Airnov innovations help maximize oxygen protection in pharmaceutical and nutraceutical products.

Oxynov barrier bottles utilize extrusion-blow-molding (EBM) technology, creating a six-layer bottle with ethylene vinyl alcohol (EVOH) that offers very high barrier to oxygen and moisture available on the market within this packaging category.


Further, these are rigid bottles do not shrink when using oxygen absorbers, offering a good outcome to alternative standard LDPE and HDPE bottles.


Pharmakeep is a two-in-one oxygen and moisture absorber, available in drop-in canisters and packets. It helps to simplify the protection process and offers a fast way of absorbing oxygen inside the headspace of the packaging versus iron oxygen absorbers. Oxygen concentrations are reduced from 20.8% to less than 0.01%, avoiding the use of nitrogen flushing.


Airnov also offers a global evaluation tool for oxygen protection through its Stablus predictive simulator. Stablus helps to reduce time spent on product development in relation to the selection of appropriate protective solutions.


“We are encouraging our customers to evaluate oxygen protection with Stablus at start of their product development projects to help optimize oxygen protection, taking into account the key criteria of a drug product such as moisture content, packaging performance, and climatic conditions, shelf-life,” commented Stephane Rault, Oxygen Absorber Product Manager at Airnov.



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