Airnov expands Changshu manufacturing site and releases new products for Chinese market
Airnov has completed an expansion and upgrade of its manufacturing facilities in Changshu, China.
The modernisation of the site, which is around 100 kilometers northwest of Shanghai, includes the installation of new production lines that enables the company to produce a wider range of products at greater volumes.
As a result of the investment, Airnov is bringing several new products to the Chinese market.
The first is the HDPE bottle fitted with CRC caps. Made using a thick plastic polymer, they provide a superior barrier to humidity versus regular bottles, offering a low moisture vapor transmission rate (MVTR).
Operating as a standard SP400 bottleneck and screw cap, the product can be produced in a range of sizes, from 30ml up to 150ml. It also carries complete pharmaceutical compliance certificates from the Chinese NMPA. In time, certification will be achieved worldwide from the likes of the FDA and European Union so that the products are available to all Airnov customers.
The newly expanded facility at Changshu will also be able to produce higher quantities of Airnov’s HAT SNAP product. This is an active and ergonomic vial with desiccant stopper that also includes tamper evidence features to help prevent counterfeiting.
Commenting on the strategic importance of the investment, Albert Zhao, general manager of Airnov Asia Pacific, said: “The expansion has created and optimized an additional manufacturing space for our continuously growing business needs. In the meantime, we will strive to consistently offer better quality and sustainable products to customers both here in China and around the world.”
Changshu is one of two Airnov manufacturing sites in China. In the Pearl River Delta, the company’s site at Dongguan produces a series of rimless packets that were launched in April this year. Using 25% fewer raw materials than competing alternatives, these sustainable packets also offer greater moisture absorbing capacity and are designed for use in small pharmaceutical and diagnostic product bottles, as well as in medical device and food packaging applications.