Clariant Launches New EQius™ Brand for Humidity-Control Packaging Solutions

Clariant launches new EQius™ brand for humidity-control packaging solutions. 
(Photo: Clariant)Muttenz, February 8, 2018 – Clariant, a world leader in Specialty Chemicals, and its Healthcare Packaging business unit, is introducing a new brand name to encompass all of the products and technology related to equilibrium relative humidity (ERH) stabilization. The announcement is being made at Pharmapack Europe 2018 (Paris, 7 & 8 February), where the company is exhibiting on Stand E14.

Clariant MEVOPUR® and REMAFIN-EP® Ingredients Fully Comply With 2020 USP<661.1> Requirements

ClariantMuttenz, February 6, 2018 – Clariant, a world leader in specialty chemicals, announces completion of testing on ingredients in its MEVOPUR and REMAFIN-EP product ranges in order to bring them into full compliance with USP <661.1>. The new standard for pharmaceutical packaging and drug delivery devices doesn’t take effect until May 2020, when it will impact all current and future drugs on the U.S. market. Clariant is completing the testing process now to help customers “future-proof” packaging launched in the interim and, in addition, to offer data to support the ICH-Q3D guidelines for risk assessment of elemental impurities in drugs.

Clariant Completes Work at ISO 13485 Plant in Maine, Increasing Capacity for MEVOPUR® Medical Products

New fluoropolymer compounding line at Clariant plant in Lewiston, Maine. (Photo: Clariant)Muttenz, February 5, 2018 – Clariant, a world leader in specialty chemicals, announces the start-up of a high throughput twin-screw compounding extruder at its facility in Lewiston, ME, marking the end of this phase of a multimillion-dollar, multiyear expansion program.

Clariant Introducing Desiccant Tablets for Moisture Testing to Pharmapack Europe 2018

ClariantMuttenz, February 2, 2018 – Clariant, a world leader in Specialty Chemicals, with its Healthcare Packaging business unit, is exhibiting at Pharmapack Europe 2018 and talking to visitors about Tri Sorb® molecular sieve desiccant tablets specifically designed for USP <671> moisture permeability testing. The show takes place in Paris 7 & 8 February 2018 and Clariant is exhibiting on Stand E14.

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Ophthalmic squeeze dispenser (OSD) from Aptar Pharma with components made of medical grade Thermoplastic Elastomers of the product group THERMOLAST® M from KRAIBURG TPE for direct contact with medications. 
(Photo: © 2018 Aptar Pharma)With the development of THERMOLAST® M the manufacturer KRAIBURG TPE offers compounds that are approved for use in direct contact with blood and medications. These materials can be colored in conformity with medical compliance requirements and open up new potential fields of applications. TPE compounds of the THERMOLAST® M portfolio can be used for medical and pharmaceutical applications such as primary medical packagings, hospital care applications and resealing membranes.

SABIC introduces LEXAN™ CXT resins with advanced high-clarity, high-heat polycarbonate copolymers

LEXAN™ CXT resins can be used in optical applications in the electronics industries.AMSTERDAM, THE NETHERLANDS, January 8, 2018 - SABIC, a global leader in the chemical industry, has unveiled a new line of high-clarity, high-heat, injection moldable polycarbonate copolymer resins. LEXAN™ CXT resins can offer a unique balance of high temperature resistance, high flow and excellent color stability under extreme molding conditions, together with a high refractive index.