Sanofi Consumer Healthcare joins PA Consulting and PulPac’s blister pack collective

Published: 9-Feb-2024

PA Consulting and PulPac announce that Sanofi CHC has joined their blister pack collective to reduce its output of single-use packaging

PA Consulting (PA) and PulPac are pleased to announce that Sanofi’s Consumer Healthcare (CHC) business has joined the Blister Pack Collective.

Sanofi CHC first announced that it joined PA and PulPac’s Bottle Collective back in April 2023.

The Blister Pack Collective brings together pharma, consumer health and FMCG businesses to accelerate progress towards a world with more sustainable blister packaging, free from problem plastics like PVC. 

PA and PulPac have seeded the collective and developed the underlying technology needed to bring a functioning dry moulded fibre tablet blister pack to life. 

The adoption of dry moulded fibre tablet packs provides an opportunity to cut back on the 100,000+ tonnes of plastic medicine packaging used every year. As a founding member of both the Blister Pack and Bottle Collectives, Sanofi CHC is investing in the development of dry moulded fibre packaging to support their sustainability mission. 

Dry moulded fibre technology minimises CO2 emissions – leaving up to an 80% lower CO2 footprint than plastic and wet moulded fibre

Dry moulded fibre blister packs and bottles are designed to be recycled in the same way as paper packaging and will reduce or eliminate Sanofi CHC’s single-use plastic packaging, significantly improving the environmental profile of Sanofi CHC’s future product portfolio.

Dry moulded fibre technology minimises CO2 emissions – leaving up to an 80% lower CO2 footprint than plastic and wet moulded fibre – and requires minimal water usage. It enables the production of versatile tablet packs that are comparable to PVC packs in terms of design and tablet count.

Tony Perrotta, PulPac Partnership Lead at PA Consulting, said: “We are delighted to join forces with Sanofi CHC on the Blister Pack Collective. Sanofi CHC is already leading the way with dry moulded fibre integrations in their Bottle Collective work, and this additional partnership will lead to a better environmental footprint and reduced plastics in future healthcare packaging.”

Sanna Fager, Chief Commercial Officer at PulPac, said: “We are very happy that a renowned brand like Sanofi CHC joins the collective and validates the innovative power of dry moulded fibre. From the very beginning, we set out to replace single-use plastics at a global scale by building an ecosystem of changemakers around our technology. We are excited to see that vision come to life and be embraced by the industry. When brands join forces, change becomes not only possible but also inevitable.”

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