Oracle Packaging is offering high-barrier pouchstock laminate tailored to the specific challenges of OTC (over-the- counter) effervescent products.

Suitable for the packaging of coarse and often powdery effervescent tablets, it is said to provide excellent protection against moisture and oxygen for a variety of product formats, shapes and sizes.

A durable sealant layer used in the laminate provides hot tack and hermetic seals at relatively low seal temperatures which is important when packaging products that tend to create powdery residue. The pouching materials are comprised of layers of either ink or lacquer, and paper / PE / aluminium foil / sealant.

Offering high levels of puncture resistance, machinability and seal integrity, the laminates are available in ten colours in both printed and unprinted rolls and come in either low- or high-gloss materials. The pouchstock can be printed on both sides.

Andrew Starr, director of Oracle Packaging, said: “Oracle Packaging has extensive experience with developing and manufacturing flexible packaging solutions for effervescent products. Our specifications are built to address the unique needs of these products: specifically shape, fragility, and moisture sensitivity.”

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