Airnov offers oxygen protection and simulation tools

Pharmaceutical and nutraceutical products, such as drugs, probiotics and proteins, are often oxygen sensitive and require protective packaging

Airnov Healthcare Packaging has introduced a series of oxygen protection and simulation solutions.

Pharmaceutical and nutraceutical products, such as drugs, probiotics and proteins, are often oxygen sensitive and require protective packaging. Airnov offers two key solutions to protect these types of commodities: Oxynov Barrier Bottles and Pharmakeep.

The barrier bottles employ extrusion-blow-molding technology, creating a six-layer bottle with ethylene vinyl alcohol that reportedly offers a high barrier to oxygen and moisture. The rigid bottles do not shrink when using oxygen absorbers, the company adds.

Pharmakeep, on the other hand, is a two-in-one oxygen and moisture absorber, available in drop-in canisters and packets. It’s designed to simplify the protection process and offer a fast method of absorbing oxygen inside the headspace of the packaging versus iron oxygen absorbers. Oxygen concentrations can be reduced from 20.8% to less than 0.01%, avoiding the use of nitrogen flushing.

The company also offers an evaluation tool for oxygen protection. The Stablus predictive simulator is aimed to reduce time spent on selecting appropriate oxygen protection for products.

"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” said Stephane Rault, Oxygen Absorber Product Manager at Airnov.

The company’s development team is on hand to provide Stablus services throughout various regions.

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