Multisorb Technologies Eliminates Drug Product Contamination Concerns with Compressed Canister Design

Buffalo, New York – January 27, 2017

Loose-fill desiccant canisters have been the traditional approach for bottle packaging presentations in the pharmaceutical industry for ensuring physical and chemical stability of packaged drug products. However, this approach can lead to products being put at risk of contamination from leaking desiccant materials. “Within the industry, particularly the pharmaceutical and dietary supplement segments, desiccant dusting and leakage from traditional, loose-fill canister designs are common quality issues,” said Adrian Possumato, Vice President, Healthcare Packaging. “Consequently, Multisorb saw an opportunity to develop a unique, lower-cost solution that would ensure the safety and efficacy of healthcare products while addressing these problems.”

Multisorb’s Multiform CSF® canisters utilize a unique compressed, solid form design that provides a non-dusting and non-separating solution. The solid canister design provides equal or better capacity and adsorption rates to more traditional canisters. “Multiform CSF canisters really give us the opportunity to overcome traditional canister failure modes at a lower cost without sacrificing performance. As they are designed to run on conventional canister dispensers without tooling changeovers, implementation is trouble-free,” cites Possumato.

The canisters are made with FDA compliant, pharmaceutical grade ingredients and supported by a Type III Drug Master File (LOA available upon request). Available with silica gel, activated carbon, or blends, Multisorb offers three standard sizes to meet varying adsorption and capacity demands.

Multisorb CSF canisters offer a complete, low cost solution to traditional loose-fill desiccant canisters. “With all the options we have to work with, we have the flexibility to create powerful, low-cost solutions. Whether it’s a drug product or dietary supplement, we can provide the optimal solution. It’s truly a win-win for our customers,” adds Possumato.

For over 50 years, Multisorb has provided end-to-end solutions to help pharmaceutical manufacturers around the world protect their products against moisture, oxygen, and volatiles through innovative and reliable solutions. For more information, visit Multisorb Technologies at the Pharmapack Europe Exhibition (Paris, France) during 01-02 February 2017 at the Paris expo Porte de Versailles - Hall 4, Stand F13 or contact

Multisorb Technologies
Multisorb Technologies has been an innovator in sorbent technology for over 50 years. Founded in 1961 by John S. Cullen to protect products against the damaging effects of moisture, today Multisorb is the world leader in the development and production of active packaging components.

Multisorb’s corporate offices are located at:
325 Harlem Road
Buffalo, New York 14224 USA

For more information contact:
Phone (International): +1 716.824.8900
Phone (North America): +1 888.SORBENT (767.2368)
Fax: +1 716.824.4128