21.04.2010

Amcor Flexibles Wins Three EAFA Awards

Amcor Flexibles Europe & Americas has received three awards from the European Aluminium Foil Association (EAFA) recognizing its expertise in innovative packaging solutions. Amcor received a trophy in the Product Preservation category for its part in the development of a blood glucose monitoring system, the Roche Accu-Chek Mobile. Accu-Chek's mobile blood diagnostic device uses a highly water-sensitive test tape cassette, which is sealed into the cassette by an alufoil strip coated with PP. It’s designed to provide the correct peel force for opening and also helps dispense the test tape.

Amcor was also awarded a trophy in the Technical Innovation category for the use of alufoil to produce the template for Geistlich Pharma’s Chondro Gide (AMIC – Surgical Technique). The surgery package from Geistlich Pharma includes the individually wrapped template with which the surgeon can take an impression of the damaged cartilage and cut the replacement to match appropriately. The PE-coated alufoil meets the high demands for hygiene in the manufacturing process including microbiological testing.

Additionally, Amcor received a EAFA Trophy for Overall Excellence for its product Alutin, a new material for wine and champagne caps produced using an alufoil-based polylaminate material.

“These awards encourage us to further intensify our close collaboration with the food and pharmaceutical industries for joint developments of more sustainable packaging solutions. On one hand our aim is to produce packaging which safely protects the contents from exterior impacts and, on the other, is easy and convenient to handle by end users,” said Olivier Muggli, R&D Director at Amcor’s Value Innovation Centre in Neuhausen.


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