Amcor announced the opening of its greenfield packaging facility in Tuas, Singapore. The dedicated healthcare packaging facility aims to address a current and future market need, as demand for healthcare packaging is rapidly increasing across the region.

Amcor’s new Tuas facility comprises cleanroom manufacturing environments, capability in three-, seven- and nine-layer co-extrusion blown film, and state-of-the-art flexographic printing. It is also fully certified to ISO 13485, to satisfy industry regulatory requirements.

“With the Asia Pacific healthcare packaging market expected to grow at a more than 8% through 2026, Amcor is laying the foundation to support that growth with this advanced facility in the region,” says Amcor’s chief commercial officer, Peter Konieczny. “Our innovative and regional approach in this space, coupled with our commitment to sustainability, will ensure our continued industry leadership for customers of all sizes, as well as the environment.”

As part of a global initiative to expand the reach of Amcor’s innovation network, Amcor is establishing an innovation center for healthcare films in the Singapore facility to drive advancement in co-extrusion blown film technology. Amcor says it will leverage its global product platform and the strengthened innovation capabilities enabled by this new center to bring new technologies, innovations and products to market to serve customers in Asia Pacific.

“Healthcare is one of the fastest growing industries in the region, and customers are looking for packaging suppliers that can improve their speed to the market,” says Scott Jackson, Amcor’s general manager, Southeast Asia healthcare. “Our new Singapore facility is a meaningful step towards expanding our product offerings and increasing our capacity to support customer growth, now and well into the future.”

Amcor adds that the new facility in Singapore uses printing technology that is water based with no solvent emissions. Its multi-layer blown films can produce recycle-ready products, and its multi-layer film technology allows new product innovation with a lower carbon footprint.

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