Bemis Healthcare Packaging engineers a pouch for the safe disposal of transdermal patches and inhalers

Oshkosh, Wisconsin, September 21, 2016 – Bemis Healthcare Packaging has engineered a child resistant pouch for the safe disposal of transdermal patches and inhalers. Utilizing our expertise in blown film technologies, laminating and pouch conversion, we have successfully engineered this unique, protective solution. This pouch is designed to help prevent accidental exposure to highly toxic drugs such as fentanyl, a potent opioid pain reliever. According to the Food and Drug Administration, young children and pets can easily remove discarded medicines from household trash. FDA and other federal agencies recommend following instructions on medication labels and talking to health care professionals about safe storage and disposal of medicines.

Bemis Healthcare Packaging specializes in the manufacture of coextruded, laminated, and flexible forming films, foil barrier laminations, pouches, bags, thermoformed trays, lids, heat seal coated DuPont™ Tyvek® and medical grades of paper. Locations include Oshkosh, WI; New London, WI; Mankato, MN; Carolina, Puerto Rico; Clara, Ireland; Derry, Northern Ireland; Suzhou, China, and Selangor, Malaysia.

Bemis creates exceptional packaging for food, consumer product, healthcare, and industrial applications. Bemis reported 2015 net sales of $4.1 billion. Bemis has a strong technical base in polymer chemistry, film extrusion, coating and laminating, printing, and converting. Founded in 1858, and today headquartered in Neenah, Wisconsin, Bemis employs approximately 18,000 individuals worldwide. More information about Bemis is available at

For additional information, please contact:
Georgia Mohr
Marketing Director - Pharmaceuticals
Bemis Healthcare Packaging

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