Proper packaging is essential to securely and reliably preserve and transport pharmaceutical products, including vaccines and medication, from the time they are filled until they get to a patient. Adhesives play a key role in packaging performance, especially in the face of strict storage requirements. Some vaccines need to be kept at -70 C (-94 F), which leads to complex packaging requirements and the need to set up ultra-low-temperature freezers at vaccination centers. These storage requisites create logistics and transportation challenges for carriers and a wide preparation for national health systems.
H.B. Fuller offers readily available extreme cold resistant adhesive grades with Advantra® 9280 EU and Advantra® BOLD™ 9480. These have been designed for tough surfaces and harsh conditions such as high speed pharmaceutical packaging lines without counterpressure.
H.B. Fuller’s Advantra adhesives demonstrate tamper evident fiber tear on pharmaceutical packaging and confirmed fiber tear after seven days storage at -70 C and after reconditioning at refrigerator temperatures of 4 C (39 F).