We welcome your new product ideas and innovative solutions

GSK Consumer Healthcare is a science-led, global consumer healthcare company that researches and develops a broad range of innovative products. Our network is made up of a diverse range of external partners. We value these relationships and are actively looking to establish new ones.

Successful partnership efforts include science-backed ingredients and formulations, innovative designs rooted in consumer understanding and in many cases, proprietary solutions backed by intellectual property.

We invite you to explore our Current Needs as well as our broader Consumer Health Focus Areas to learn more. A one-size approach never fits all, so we can work with you to design creative and flexible partnering agreements. Our partners also have access to GSK resources and expertise.

 
 
 

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Current Needs

Recyclable Alternatives to Multi-Material Laminated Packaging Films

Laminated packaging films are familiar to us all. These are the flexible packs that wrap so many of our grocery products (from staple foods like rice and sugar through to chocolates and coffee packs).

 

Flexible films provide a multitude of benefits from being light weight, energy efficient and cost effective. To achieve these benefits, it is currently necessary to laminate various plastic layers together to deliver the overall physical strength, flat/glossy print surface, barrier properties as well as the ability to seal the pack hermetically. Once the product is consumed, the packaging material is now a mixture of various plastic materials that make easy recycling of the packaging difficult.

 

A potential solution is to consider a new material or a variation on existing materials that deliver the required performance characteristics but in a monolayer material that would be recyclable.

 

The physical requirements of the film would be:

  • Barrier properties of
    • <0.5g/m2/24hours for moisture vapour transmission
    • <10 cc/m2/24hours for Oxygen transmission
  • functional operation on standard form-fill-seal packaging equipment
  • allow for easy collection and be recycled through a currently available recycling process or a recycling system that could be developed

SKIN HEALTH TECHNOLOGIES

From birth through to old age, skin changes and adapts and is subject to numerous challenges. As such it requires the right maintenance to keep it healthy. Therefore we are looking for technologies at different life stages. And technologies that work naturally with skin to repair the barrier and makes skin less sensitive.

DIGITAL HEALTH PLATFORMS

We are interested in connected devices which help consumers manage their Respiratory conditions.  Areas of interest broadly include diagnostics, medication compliance and symptom tracking for our Multi-symptom, Allergy, Decongestion and Smokers’ Health franchises.

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