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- 09/26/2017

DKSH and Clariant sign agreement for next level pharmaceutical packaging solutions in Vietnam

Pharma Horizon

DKSH, the leading Market Expansion Services provider with a focus on Asia, and Clariant, one of the world’s leading specialty chemicals companies, have signed an agreement for DKSH to market and distribute Clariant’s atmosphere control packaging product range for pharmaceutical and nutraceutical manufacturing in Vietnam. 

DKSH’s Business Unit Performance Materials, a leading ingredients and specialty chemicals distributor and provider of Market Expansion Services, is well positioned in Vietnam to provide Clariant’s next level packaging solutions to its large and loyal customer base of pharmaceutical and nutraceutical manufacturers.

Under the agreement, DKSH will market and distribute high quality desiccant caps, packets, canisters, capsules, IDC (integrated desiccant closure), T&S (tube and stopper) and advanced desiccant polymer from Clariant’s Business Line Medical Specialties to the pharmaceutical and nutraceutical industries in Vietnam. One of the flagship products are handy active tubes (HAT) – durable, rigid containers with a convenient flip-top cap and built-in desiccant. The HAT line of flip-top tubes is an ideal vial for diagnostic test strips, as well as pharmaceuticals such as effervescent tablets, chewables and lozenges.

The packaging materials are extremely effective in preventing moisture and oxygen from entering inside plastic pharmaceutical bottles. In turn, this ensures that pharmaceutical products do not lose their efficacy
before the end of their shelf life. Especially in South East Asia’s hot and humid climate, this is a decisive
competitive factor.

DKSH was chosen for its first-class reputation, solid logistics infrastructure and strong regulatory backbone in Vietnam. With its deep regulatory know-how, DKSH guarantees absolute compliancy for its products to ensure an uninterrupted supply to its manufacturing customer base.
Tanja Schaffer, Vice President, Global Pharmaceutical Industry, DKSH, stated: “We are very pleased to work with Clariant, who are the technical leaders for atmosphere controlled packaging, and to add their outstanding packaging solutions to our comprehensive portfolio for Vietnam. Our valued business partners will benefit from the high quality of this range and will be able to pass this value on to the consumer. We very much look forward to a successful partnership with Clariant.”

Jerry Shi, Head of Sales SEA &P, Business Line Medical Specialties, Clariant BU Masterbatches, stated: “Clariant Business Line Medical Specialties (BLMS) is expanding its presence in the South East Asia market, and Vietnam is one of the key strategic markets for the years to come. Partnering with DKSH, a strong international distribution and market expansion services provider with impressive local Vietnam connections, will allow the range of our premium products to be sold through a reputable distributor with the additional benefits and resources of local understanding, service and support. This partnership provides great opportunities for our businesses and brings new opportunities to the region.”

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