Aptar Pharma releases recyclable nasal spray pump

pharmafile | January 31, 2023 | News story | Research and Development  

US-based drug delivery systems company Aptar Pharma has released its first metal-free, multidose nasal spray. APF Futurity delivers multidose nasal saline and similar over-the-counter (OTC) formulations.


According to the company, it is the first “highly-recyclable” nasal spray pump ‒ it has received Class AA certification from cyclos-HTP for recycling streams in Europe. It is made from polyolefin materials which eliminates the need for metal parts, no separation efforts are needed in order to recycle it.


APF Futurity is based on Aptar Pharma’s proven Advanced Preservative Free (APF) technology platform.


Gael Touya, president, Aptar Pharma, commented, “As a leading provider of nasal spray pumps globally, the launch of APF Futurity is a significant step forward in our sustainability journey, underlining Aptar’s overall commitment to a more circular economy and meeting the global need for sustainable packaging solutions that are easy to recycle.”


Stefan Ritsche, president of Global Market Development, Consumer Health Care, Aptar Pharma followed: “APF Futurity is a game-changing innovation for the nasal spray pump industry and I am proud of our design and engineering team for meeting the challenge of designing this metal-free nasal pump. This is an important step in the transformation of our nasal spray portfolio to more sustainable solutions, and we look forward to bringing additional innovations of this kind to meet the need in the pharmaceutical industry.”


James Spargo

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