Origin Group launches fully recyclable sachet for health sector

pharmafile | July 2, 2021 | News story | Medical Communications  

The Origin Group has launched a 100% recyclable single-dose sachet which is fully brandable for the health sector.

The new sachet, SnappD, is a single-dose pouch designed for the hygienic and accurate dispensing of liquid and semi-liquid medicines and healthcare products, including painkiller, antiseptic cream, and vitamin supplements.

The sachet can be opened with a single hand movement. In addition to user convenience, the 100% recyclable design will greatly reduce the huge amount of plastic waste generated globally.

Traditionally, sachets are made of multilayer plastics that cannot be separated making them practically unrecyclable.

There’s currently no legislation in place in the UK or EU to tackle the environmental impact of plastic sachets, with the single-use plastics ban currently only covering plastic straws, stirrers, and cotton buds. 

Rich Quelch, Global Head of Marketing at SnappD, said: “Building on The Origin Group’s heritage of manufacturing exceptional glass packaging, plastic containers, measuring devices, and child-resistant solutions, we decided that one-dose sachets were a logical extension of our product range. 

 “Created in response to the increased demand for hand sanitiser during the coronavirus pandemic, SnappD was subsequently redesigned by our engineers to suit a wide range of applications and sectors, while supporting global efforts to reduce environmental harm from single-use plastic sachets.”

In addition, a pharmaceutical-grade filling system will be offered for filling volumes below 0.5 ml that require more precision, and for higher shelf-life requirements, barriers of aluminium, and siox silica coating are available. 

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