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The sustainable future of pharmaceutical blister packaging

Klöckner Pentaplast (kp), a leading global manufacturer of high barrier protective packaging solutions with industry-leading use of recycled content material, has launched kpNext, its first-to-market innovation in recyclable PET blister films. kpNext is the only PET recyclable blister that is completely compatible on pharmaceutical manufacturing form, fill and seal equipment.

Finally, there is an alternative to vinyl blister films that will meet or exceed all your sustainability goals and work within your current manufacturing setup. kpNext™ films are designed to be recyclable and will work with your existing production lines. No need for expensive retooling or costly line speed reductions. With kpNext™ you get the best of both worlds, sustainability, and performance, plus so much more!

kpNext™ R1 is a PET mono rigid film that is designed to be fully recyclable within the RIC #1 stream.  kpNext™ can work with traditional lid stock, but when combined with a clear PET lid film can become a fully recyclable packaging solution!  What once was a non-recyclable package destined for incineration or a landfill, can now be part of a circular economy of recycled materials!  

Plug & Play

Too many times manufacturers develop sustainable solutions that cause major problems on manufacturing lines.  Companies are forced to slow down their process speeds, develop new, costly tooling and revamp their entire logistical system to accommodate the new sustainable package.  We have developed a solution that does not ask the manufacturing system to adapt to it.  Rather kpNext™ R1 has adapted to their system!

Superior Clarity

Typical pharmaceutical blister packaging can have a hazy or milky appearance which distorts the visual of the product.  This haze is caused by the use of a multi-material structure which also precludes its recyclability.  kpNext™ R1 overcomes this issue with brilliant clarity never before seen in a pharmaceutical blister pack.  

  • Designed to be recycled in the RIC 1 stream
  • Vinyl-free
  • Plug & play with current equipment and designs
  • Superior optical clarity
  • Sustainable competitive advantage
  • Over-the-counter (OTC)
  • Ethicals
  • Generics
  • Nutraceuticals
  • Veterinary medicine
Contact Person: 
Dawn Trail
Group Director, Global Communications
+49 (0)2602 915 703
Company Name: 
Klöckner Pentaplast Group