Ampac Offers New Line of Child Resistant Packaging Overwrap Film

March 27, 2009

Cincinnati, OH) - Ampac Flexibles, the flexible packaging division of Ampac Packaging LLC, announces the availability of a new line of Flexi-Free® Child Resistant barrier overwrap film products for the pharmaceutical and consumer products industries.

Developed primarily for over-the-counter pharmaceutical applications, the Flexi-Free Child Resistant product line, signified by CR after the product name, can be utilized by packagers for a wide variety of overwrap applications where child resistance is required while still maintaining ease of opening by seniors. Ampac Flexibles’ Flexi-Free CR product line is comprised of 4 standard film constructions with varying thickness, stiffness and toughness to provide multiple degrees of child resistance. The available choices make it easy for packagers and product companies to source the exact properties they require for their product, alleviating concerns about child resistance while maintaining a package that is senior friendly, is easy to process, and performs as required.

Ampac Flexibles’ Child Resistant products are available in standard and enhanced levels of tear resistance and in standard and enhanced levels of both tear and puncture resistance. The sealant technology also provides exceptionally strong closures that still perform as required for either notch tear or scissor cut opening. Coupled with Ampac Flexibles’ expertise in 10-color, high quality graphics and barrier development capabilities, the Child Resistant product line is the ideal solution for companies packaging single-dose medicines, children’s medicines and products, various pharmaceuticals, or any consumer product that demands a level of barrier, puncture resistance or child resistance. Additionally, all structures can be FDA Drug Master File (DMF) listed.

The Flexi-Free CR laminations can be produced using Ampac’s solventless lamination technology. A recent study completed for Ampac measured the energy efficiency improvement at the Cary, Illinois, facility by switching from solvent-based lamination (SBL) to solventless lamination (SLL). The study showed an impressive 86% improvement using SLL over SBL. This third party verification also allows for an extra credit for a sustainable energy efficiency gain improvement in the Wal-Mart Scorecard.

“Ampac is excited about the numerous applications we see for these newly developed child resistant overwraps. All structures are ideal for high speed Form, Fill and Seal packaging lines. Our graphics capabilities, combined with our ability to develop specific CR attributes, offers our customers an excellent choice in barrier overwraps” says Doug Andersen, Market Development Manager- Pharmaceutical and Medical.


Ampac drives packaging transformation and performance by creating packages that are more innovative, progressive and dynamic than those used by competitive brands. Ampac’s comprehensive approach to packaging is a balance of rigorous, technology-driven thinking and exceptional creativity. It is a diversified global packaging company with 13 manufacturing centers in North America, Europe and Asia. For more information, visit Ampac’s website at:

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