Amcor Flexibles, Rychiger launch Amcor Medican, an aluminum container meant to protect against light, moisture, oxygen to provide protection to healthcare products, extend shelf life; suitable for inhalers, diagnostic devices

HAWTHORN, Australia , June 15, 2012 (press release) – Amcor Flexibles, the leading provider of packaging solutions for the healthcare industry, and the Swiss machine manufacturer Rychiger are proud to launch Amcor MediCan which will be on show at the Achema Trade Fair in Frankfurt am Main (Germany) from June 18-22, 2012.

Amcor MediCan has been designed to meet the most stringent packaging requirements of the pharmaceutical and medical industry. This product combines the strong barrier of aluminum against light, moisture and oxygen with the high stability of containers, providing a high degree of protection to healthcare products and thus significantly extending their shelf life. It is also particularly suitable for inhalers and diagnostic devices which usually require a total protection from moisture.

Amcor Medican has been tailored to meet the growing demand for senior-friendly packaging, and the high integrity sealing technology used also allows for easy opening. The product can be produced in a wide range of shapes and designs, providing the best fit to the product specific format. In addition, Amcor MediCan benefits from the wide range of technologies developed by Amcor Flexibles for the pharmaceutical market: it is produced under GMP conditions and can incorporate N'CRYPT®, Amcor's proprietary portfolio of anti-counterfeit features, as well as include integrated desiccant in its lid.

Bertrand Jannon, Marketing and Business Development Manager Amcor Flexibles Europe & Americas says: "We have noticed a strong push for high barrier packaging solutions combined with a good mechanical protection in the inhaler and diagnostic markets. Together with leading pharmaceutical companies, we have further developed our proven aluminum container technology to make it fit for the high requirements of this industry. Our innovative partnership with Rychiger enables us to offer a complete solution and the support of two leading companies on the pharmaceutical market."

Amcor MediCan and the new fill and seal line FS 340 from Rychiger will be displayed at the Achema Fair in Frankfurt on Rychiger’s booth nº B25 in Hall 3.

About Amcor Flexibles Europe & Americas
With 69 plants in 23 countries, Amcor Flexibles Europe & Americas, a division of Amcor, is a market leader and the world's largest supplier of flexible packaging. We deliver innovative packaging solutions and provide enhanced quality products for the food, beverage, pharma, personal care, medical and industrial markets. Its award winning approach towards sustainability makes Amcor Flexibles Europe & Americas the preferred partner for customers looking for responsible packaging solutions. 
About Amcor
Amcor Limited is a global leader in responsible packaging solutions, employing more than 33,000 people worldwide, operating in 42 countries across 300 sites. Amcor supplies a broad range of plastic (rigid and flexible), fibre, metal and glass packaging solutions to enhance the products consumers use in everyday life. Amcor also provides packaging-related services that help customers succeed through collaboration and innovation driven by art and science. Amcor is headquartered in Melbourne, Australia and is listed on the Australian Securities Exchange.

About Rychiger
Rychiger AG, based in Switzerland, is one of the world’s leading suppliers of customer-specific solutions for packaging machines in the food, pet food, coffee & tea, and pharmaceutical industries. Our machines for portion packs of aluminum and barrier materials are based on decades of experience and state-of-the-art technology. 

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