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Essentra's Essential Mix to Shake Up Compamed 2014

Messe Düsseldorf, Hall 8a Stand C14, 12-14 November

The combined power and innovation of Essentra’s globally-recognised capabilities will be brought together at Compamed 2014 in November, where visitors are invited to find out what makes Essentra the essential enablers for the healthcare and medical supplies market.

Acknowledging the importance of Compamed as the leading international marketplace for the medical supplier industry, Essentra will use the occasion to showcase its extended range of innovations in packaging, porous technologies and security.

New products at the show

Highlights will include Essentra’s product packaging authentication solutions, which can form a vital component of measures to meet the EU Falsified Medicines Directive, as well as the first chance to view the very latest applicator innovations from Essentra’s porous technologies range.

Essentra’s medical and healthcare cartons, including the Parenteral Paper Pack (PPP) which delivers a new concept in display boxes designed specifically for fragile items such as vials, bottles and syringes, will be shown. Also among its innovative leaflet formats on display will be PiggyBack™ and Triple PiggyBack™, two or three folded leaflets glued together back to back in a compact design and Plurium™, a multi-page booklet with more space for information but compact when folded.

The new Essentra branded healthcare carton will also demonstrate the variety of overt and covert tamper and authentication solutions which can be built into healthcare product packs. Techniques including holography, Patron™ security inks and taggant systems as well as tamper-evident labels will show how packaging can both secure and protect its contents from damage and potential counterfeit or tampering.

Essentra’s porous solutions for healthcare – from customised fluid-handling components engineered from bonded fibre through to polyurethane foam and porous-plastic technologies – will also be on display. These deliver critical functions in healthcare products including absorption, filtration, wicking, venting, controlled release of liquids or vapours and contamination control.

Compamed Show Presentation

Essentra will also demonstrate its position as a thought leader with a presentation as part of the Compamed Suppliers Forum during the exhibition.

Focusing on the topic of ‘Contamination Control Wiper Characteristics & Application Selection’, Mike Keating, sales manager for contamination control products will highlight how choosing the optimum wiper for a task can result in reduced cost of ownership and increased productivity, as well as being environmentally friendly and supporting quality functions in creating and executing environmental monitoring programs. By comparison, not choosing the correct cleanroom wipers can result in the wiper itself causing contamination and place consumers of end products at risk. The talk will take place on Stand 8b/G40 on 14 November at 11.35am.

Dedicated web microsite

Ahead of the show, Compamed visitors can preview the Essentra stand online using a dedicated microsite at where they can obtain more information about the products on show or request a meeting on the stand.

Martin Dallas, Managing Director of Essentra Specialist Technologies says: “Our expertise in offering a wide range of solutions to the medical and healthcare category will be on show at Compamed. This ranges from the new product launches in our packaging and security product range, which meet the needs of the Falsified Medicines Directive, to the latest developments in applicators for the precise delivery of porous technology substances.”

“We are all excited by Essentra’s greater product portfolio and the Essentra Mix website is a great way to engage with our customers before the show.” concludes Dallas.

For full details of Essentra’s Essential Mix at Compamed 2014, go to

About Essentra plc

Essentra plc is a FTSE 250 company and a leading international supplier of speciality plastic, fibre, foam and packaging products. Through its four principal operating divisions, Essentra focuses on the light manufacture and distribution of high volume, essential components which serve customers in a wide variety of end-markets and geographies.

Component & Protection Solutions
The Components business is a global market leading manufacturer and distributor of plastic injection moulded, vinyl dip moulded and metal items. Operating units in 26 countries serve a very broad industrial base of customers with a rapid supply of primarily plastic products for a variety of applications in industries such as equipment manufacturing, automotive, fabrication, electronics and construction.

The Pipe Protection Technologies business specialises in the manufacture of high performance innovative products from commodity resins to engineering-grade thermoplastics and polymer alloys for use in a range of end-markets. Locations in four countries, combined with a wide distributor network, serve customers around the world.

Porous Technologies
A global market leading developer and manufacturer of custom fluid handling components, engineered from a portfolio of technologies that includes bonded and non-woven fibre, polyurethane foam and porous plastic. Representing leading innovations used in healthcare, consumer and industrial applications, its enabling components are found in a wide range of products from medical diagnostics tests to advanced wound care pads, inkjet printer cartridges, writing instruments, clean room wipes and air fresheners. Customers in over 56 countries are served from six manufacturing facilities with research and development centres supporting the division globally.

Packaging & Securing Solutions
A leading global provider of packaging and securing solutions to a diversified blue-chip customer base. The division focuses on delivering value adding innovation, quality and service to customers through a range of cartons, tapes, leaflets, foils and labels for the healthcare, consumer and specialist packaging, point of sale and paper & board industries. The division is also a leading supplier of authentication technologies and identity solutions. Customers in over 100 countries are served from facilities operating in ten countries.

Filter Products
The only global independent cigarette filter supplier. The eight worldwide locations, including a UK-based research facility and three regional development centres provide a flexible infrastructure strategically positioned to serve the tobacco industry. The division supplies a wide range of value adding high quality innovative filters, packaging solutions to the roll your own sector and analytical laboratory services for ingredient measurement for the industry.

The Extrusion business is a leading custom profile extruder located in The Netherlands and offers a complete design and production service. One of the first companies to extrude plastics in 1956, it is now one of Europe’s most advanced suppliers of co-extrusions and tri-extrusions to all branches of industry.

Headquartered in the United Kingdom, Essentra’s global network extends to 33 countries and includes c. 5,700 employees, 42 principal manufacturing facilities, 64 sales & distribution operations and 5 research & development centres.

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Essentra Packaging
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