Airnov Healthcare Packaging is introducing a new barrier bottle, OXYNOV, for oxygen-sensitive pharmaceutical, nutraceutical, and probiotic products.

The new solution utilizes extrusion-blow-moulding (EBM) technology to create a six-layer bottle using ethylene vinyl alcohol (EVOH).

According to Airnov, the new bottle can be used on automated filling lines and does not shrink when used in conjunction with oxygen absorbers.

OXYNOV is the latest addition to Airnov’s range of oxygen protective solutions which, when combined with oxygen absorbers, seek to halt the degradation of oxygen-sensitive products such as drugs, proteins, or probiotics. The solution is produced in a range of sizes from 40cc to 400cc.

“After introducing our new company name in February this year, we are continuing to update and evolve some Airnov category products to grow our core business of healthcare packaging solutions. It’s been a wonderful journey along this process to create OXYNOV,” says Stephane Rault, global product line manager.

“Customers will now recognize our oxygen protective solutions through our new Oxynov brand, dedicated to oxygen protective solutions.”

In addition to its oxygen protective attributes, the new solution also guarantees protection from moisture and UV. The bottles are delivered to customers in tight aluminium bags (reportedly resulting in a two-year shelf-life), are compliant with SP-400 regulation, and may be used with standard screw cap and child-resistant closures as well as US FDA, EU regulations and USP 38/NF 33 supplement 1<671>.