Medical products are manufactured and packaged for sale around the world. These critical high risk products are subject to the most diverse climate conditions, whether it be extremely high air humidity or by contrast, extremely dry air. The air pressure at sea level is significantly lower than in the Andes or in an airplane. The packaging for these medical products must insure product consistency and potency from the Equator to the polar regions. This is not a problem for small tablets in blister packs but presents a bigger challenge for a two-component drug inhaler which is approximately the same size as a mobile phone.
Waldner was faced with a specific challenge from one of the world’s largest pharmaceutical companies, “We were asked to securely package a mobile inhaler device for asthma patients. At the same time, this packaging also needed to be easily opened by physically challenged people.” reports Ralph Krauß, Packaging Machine Sales at WALDNER.