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Clariant to acquire Chinese healthcare packaging specialist Vitapac

Clariant focused on supporting healthcare customers with wider array of options

Vitapac, founded in 1992, develops and manufactures a full range of high quality protective packaging solutions for the pharmaceutical, neutraceutical, diagnostics and food industries, as well as for the logistics and electronics sectors, mainly in the region of Asia-Pacific. The company focuses on active sorbents and has built up a leading market position for desiccant packets for moisture adsorption.

The bolt-on acquisition of Vitapac complements the portfolio of Clariant's Healthcare Packaging business, already a leading manufacture of controlled atmosphere packaging. The agreement will help Clariant to serve customers in important emerging markets especially in Asia.

Vitapac is known for its innovative, technology-driven product lines that address stability and shelf life for pharmaceuticals and nutraceuticals. Meeting all pertinent regulations for use in direct contact with food and drugs, the company maintains a Drug Master File (DMF) with the FDA, and is GMP-certified by the US National Sanitation Foundation (NSF).

Vitapac manufactures both cut and continuous strip packets in Tyvek® and other nonwoven materials at its large-capacity Dongguan plant. It also manufactures desiccant canisters and a variety of other sorbent configurations.

The new site joins an already global manufacturing network of production sites that include Belen, NM, USA; Romorantin, France; Changshu, China; and Sydney, Australia.

"By enlarging our global footprint we can be closer to our customers in the Asia-Pacific region while offering a wider range of products to the global market," said Andy Walti, head of Clariant Healthcare Packaging. "Furthermore, by having another large base for packet production, we can continue to support the market's business continuity requirements, a growing requirement for our customers."


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