Constantia Flexibles is the world's fourth-largest producer of flexible packaging. Based on the guiding principle of "People, Passion, Packaging," around 10,000 employees manufacture tailor-made packaging solutions at 55 sites in 24 countries. Many international companies and local market leaders from the food, pharma, and labels industries choose the sustainable and innovative products of Constantia Flexibles.

By focusing on anti-counterfeiting solutions, consumer safety and sustainable packaging, Constantia Flexibles's Pharma Division helps pharmaceuticals manufacturers worldwide to meet their main challenges. Production sites in Austria, Germany, Italy, Spain, Vietnam, the UK and Belgium make Constantia Flexibles's Pharma Division the world's second-largest flexible packaging manufacturer for the pharmaceuticals industry.

Packaging expertise can stop fake drugs and help combat malaria

Every two minutes a child dies of malaria: a disease that can be cured with the right medicine. However, one third of all malaria drugs sold in Africa are counterfeit, containing nothing more than chalk or washing powder.

In order to end this tragedy, it is essential to take up the fight against counterfeit drugs. As pharmaceuticals in many developing countries are sold without any secondary packaging features, Constantia Flexibles highlights the importance of distinctive primary packaging. Elaborate design features allow customers to spot the difference between original and fake medicine at a glance. Some examples include security pigments, holograms and security foil. Being among the global industry leaders, Constantia Flexibles applies highly advanced technologies to make primary packaging fake-proof.

The perfect balance between safety and ease of access

In recent years, an increasing number of medicines have been protected with child-resistant (CR) packaging. Notwithstanding this market trend, elderly people also need to be able to open packaging easily. They sometimes have other people empty tablets from blister packs into a bowl if they cannot open the packaging themselves − which in turn poses a risk for children who live in the same household. As a result, one of the biggest challenges for medicine packaging is achieving the right balance between child safety and ease of access for elderly people. Constantia Flexibles meets these specific requirements with child resistant blister lidding foil.

Constantia Child Resistant is available in four different versions: peel & push, peelable, bend & tear, and push through. All four options provide comprehensive protection against moisture, oxygen and light, and can be customised to meet country-specific regulations.

The packaging industry and sustainability are not incompatible

Constantia Flexibles aims to help supply society as a whole with eco-efficient products and services, and to quickly and efficiently offer appropriate support and assistance as part of a responsible, entrepreneurial approach.

A key factor is ensuring the availability of custom packaging solutions that are tailor-made in terms of size, handling, safety, shippability and storability. In addition, packaging should be recyclable where feasible. In product development, we focus on packaging solutions with a minimal impact on the environment, low material usage, and high recyclability, without sacrificing optimum product characteristics. We then offer these packaging solutions to our clients all over the world.

Since 2005, we have measured our direct and indirect emissions in accordance with the Greenhouse Gas Protocol. We are committed to achieving a 40% CO2-emissions reduction (per square metre produced) by 2023.

Products and services

  • Perfect packaging materials for your products (devices, tablets, capsules, powders, granulates, creams, gels, and many others)
  • Anti-Counterfeiting solutions
  • Child Safety solutions
  • Individual product development for specific markets and regions, including with regard to regulatory issues
  • Value-added services
  • Product Excellence Centers for pharma innovation
  • Customer Academy events, at which we work with our customers on joint solutions.

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