Bayer joins the Blister Pack Collective to reduce single-use plastics in tablet packs

Published: 12-Oct-2023

PA Consulting (PA), the company bringing ingenuity to life, and PulPac, the Swedish R&D and IP company behind Dry Molded Fiber, are pleased to announce the Consumer Health division of Bayer has joined the Blister Pack Collective

The Blister Pack Collective brings together pharma, consumer health and FMCG businesses to accelerate progress towards a world of more sustainable tablet packs, free from problem plastics such as PVC.

PA and PulPac have seeded the collective and developed the underlying technology needed to bring a functioning DMF tablet blister pack to life. The adoption of Dry Molded Fiber tablet packs provides an opportunity to cut back on the more than 100,000 tonnes of plastic medicine packaging used every year.

Dry Molded Fiber technology minimises CO2 emissions — leaving up to an 80% lower CO2 footprint than plastic — and requires minimal water usage.

It enables the production of versatile tablet packs that are comparable to PVC packs in terms of design and tablet count.

Tony Perrotta, PulPac Partnership Lead at PA Consulting, said: “We are excited to welcome Bayer to the Blister Pack Collective."

"PA and PulPac formed the Blister Pack Collective to accelerate the progress to reduce single-use plastics, especially problem plastics like PVC, in over-the-counter, prescription drugs, nutraceuticals and confectionary items. We are delighted to join forces with leading brand partners such as Bayer to accelerate development and create a global impact.”

Sanna Fager, Chief Commercial Officer at PulPac, said: “Collaborations between changemakers to develop more sustainable solutions are truly powerful – and much needed."

"Working together, we can move toward new innovative fibre-based packaging solutions faster and replace unnecessary single-use plastics at scale. We look forward to bringing Dry Molded Fiber tablet packs to life with leading brands such as Bayer.”

Jesse DelGigante, Director Global Packaging Innovation at Bayer Consumer Health, said: “We have a bold commitment to transform 100% of our packaging to be recyclable or renewable by 2030 and have committed to invest €100 million investment in changing how our products are made and consumed."

"Achieving this will require working with the best partners and we are proud to be a part of the Blister Pack Collective as we work to make a real impact for sustainability.”

This Collective is one element of PA and PulPac’s mission to leverage Dry Molded Fiber to convert renewable plant fibres into a wide range of sustainable packaging and products.

Dry Molded Fiber delivers a better environmental footprint than single use plastics at comparable speed, scalability and cost.

As the global brand development partner for Dry Molded Fiber technology, PA works closely with renowned brands to develop tailored packaging and product solutions.

In their Collective approach, they work with multiple brand partners to address global and industry-wide sustainability challenges, taking collective action to make a positive impact on the world.

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