Aptar Pharma’s Freepod Nasal Spray Device with GlaxoSmithKline’s Otrivin Wins Prestigious WPO WorldStar 2019 Award

Aptar Pharma, a leading provider of innovative drug delivery systems, has announced that its patented Freepod® nasal spray device with GlaxoSmithKline’s Otrivin®

Heceived a Medical & Pharma category award at the World Packaging Organization (WPO) 2019 WorldStar Packaging Awards ceremony, which took place on May 15, 2019 in Prague.

The WorldStar Awards Competition, hosted by the WPO, recognizes the continual advancement and excellence in packaging design and technology, and is considered to be one of the most prestigious international packaging awards events.

GlaxoSmithKline’s Otrivin® is well-known globally for providing temporary relief of nasal congestion. Aptar Pharma’s Freepod®, a multi-dose preservative-free nasal spray pump, with GlaxoSmithKline’s Otrivin® was recognized by the WorldStar Awards jury for its sustainability impact.

Aptar Pharma delivers the Freepod® as a single component to the GlaxoSmithKline factory, which contributes to less packaging materials and more products per pallet during shipping from the manufacturer to the filling site. According to GlaxoSmithKline, this results in an improvement of 20% fewer CO2 emissions per
shipping pallet due to the improved packaging.

Howard Burnett, Aptar Pharma Vice-President Global Account Management, commented, “We congratulate GlaxoSmithKline on this prestigious WorldStar Packaging Award win. At Aptar Pharma, we’re very proud that our patented Freepod® technology has been recognized with GlaxoSmithKline’s Otrivin® as a deserving winner in the Medical & Pharma category of the WorldStar Packaging Award.”

About Aptar Pharma
Aptar Pharma is part of AptarGroup, Inc., a leading global supplier of a broad range of innovative dispensing, sealing and active packaging solutions for the beauty, personal care, home care, prescription drug, consumer health care, injectables, food and beverage markets. Aptar uses insights, design, engineering and science to create innovative packaging technologies that build brand value for its customers, and, in turn, make a meaningful difference in the lives, looks, health and homes of people around the world. Aptar is headquartered in Crystal Lake, Illinois and has over 14,000 dedicated employees in 18 different countries. For more information, visit www.aptar.com/pharma