Alcan Launches Guardlid٬ A New Child-Resistant Pharmaceutical Packaging Solution

July 18, 2005 Posted by Alcan Packaging


On 18 July 2005 Alcan Inc. announced the launch of GUARDLID™, a new aluminium-based medicine packaging providing improved child resistance characteristics. GUARDLID™ will assist pharmaceutical companies in their compliance with Child Resistance legislation.

"As a solutions provider, Alcan Packaging is always looking for ways to meet and exceed its customers’ needs through innovation and the development of value-added products," said Christel Bories, President and Chief Executive Officer, Alcan Packaging. "The launch of GUARDLID™ is another concrete example of how Alcan Packaging strives to be a strategic partner for its customers around the world," she added.

The material has been fully tested and approved to comply with European child-resistant standards (EN 14375), and conforms to potential new regulations within the European Union. Several major customers have already assessed and approved the structure on their lines, and their new packs will appear on store shelves in the near future.

"Given its benefits in terms of compliance and ease of implementation, GUARDLID™ is the perfect choice for manufacturers whose products and packs are impacted by the new legislation," said Michael Rubenstein, President, Alcan Global Pharmaceutical Packaging. "Having invented the first child resistant blister lidding material, Alcan Packaging strives to offer its customers leading-edge application solutions. Our focus on innovation has led us to develop new products for both child resistant and senior citizen friendly packaging, such as GUARDLID™," he added.

Alcan is a multinational, market-driven company and a global leader in aluminium and packaging. With world-class operations in primary aluminium, fabricated aluminium as well as flexible and specialty packaging, aerospace applications, bauxite mining and alumina processing, today’s Alcan is well positioned to meet and exceed its customers’ needs for innovative solutions and service. Alcan employs almost 70,000 people and has operating facilities in 55 countries and regions.

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