The medical device packaging industry has a newly spun-off company — Airnov Healthcare Packaging.
Specialty chemical company Clariant sold its healthcare packaging business in October 2019 to private equity firm Arsenal Capital Partners, which renamed the company Airnov. Matthias Brommer, who headed the business under Clariant, was named Airnov’s president and managing director.
Airnov manufactures products used to protect pharmaceutical, nutraceutical and diagnostic products from moisture and oxygen. This includes customizable, drop-in products such as canisters and packets, integrated desiccant systems and specially designed plastic bottles containing oxygen-barrier materials. The business has manufacturing facilities in France, the U.S., China, and India and employs around 600 people.
Airnov is touting some of its recent innovations at Pharmapack Europe in Paris this week, including its:
- ADP plate flat desiccant for nutraceutical powder and medical device protection.
- HAT-IN desiccant vial with an ADP layer for test-strip protection.
- Bio-sourced tubes and stoppers, which are injected with a bio-based polymer.
“Airnov’s newly gained independence and subsequent shorter in-company decision-making lines will make us more flexible and better able to meet customer needs in terms of technical support, product innovation and new developments,” Brommer said in a news release. “Our focus will be on delivering exceptional service, innovation and sustainability, as we rededicate some of the time and attention previously required for corporate processes to help us better focus on fulfilling customer requirements and expectations.”