Clariant buys Chinese healthcare packaging company VitaPac


Swiss supplier of specialty chemicals Clariant (Muttenz) has signed an agreement to purchase Chinese healthcare packaging company VitaPac (Hong Kong) for an undisclosed amount. The owner-led company with 80 employees operates a production site in Dongguan, China, and had consolidated sales of about 4 million Swiss francs ($4.2 million) in 2013. The transaction is expected to be completed by the end of Q4 2014, subject to regulatory approvals.

Founded in 1995, VitaPak develops and manufactures a range of protective packaging solutions for the pharmaceutical, neutraceutical, and food industries, as well as for the logistics and electronics sectors, mainly in the Asia-Pacific region. The company focuses on active sorbents and has built up a leading market position for desiccant packets for moisture adsorption.

VitaPac maintains a Drug Master File (DMF) with FDA, and its products comply with all pertinent regulations for use in direct contact with food and drugs.
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