Company history

Airnov’s history

The Airnov story started with the foundation of Airsec in 1952.

In 2019, Arsenal Capital Partners acquired what had flourished into Clariant Healthcare Packaging, and re-branded the company Airnov. The name harkens back to Airsec’s founding, reflecting more than 65 years of delivering industry-leading controlled atmosphere, active packaging. The Airnov name also reflects a focus on future growth and innovation.

Today, Airnov strives to produce the highest-quality active packaging to address our customers’ evolving needs.

As the company has expanded, one thing hasn’t changed: Our commitment to people. The consumer of our partners’ products, our relationships with those partners, the innovation of our materials science researchers, and the commitment to excellence and safety of our manufacturing employees, will always be central to Airnov.

Discover more on our mission.

1952: Airsec founded to help preserve patients’ critical medicines with desiccant solutions

1983: Süd-Chemie establishes United Desiccants, a desiccant manufacturing site in Belen, New Mexico, USA

1996: Süd-Chemie acquires Airsec

2000: Süd-Chemie merges its two businesses: United Dessicants and Airsec into one globally operating business

2002: The first sales office in Mumbai, India is established

2008: Chinese operations are established in order to support clients who relocated from Europe

2011: Clariant International acquires Süd-Chemie

2014: Clariant acquires VitaPac, establishing a second Chinese location

2015: Australian operations are moved to China

2016: Business is re-branded Clariant Healthcare Packaging

2018: A greenfield manufacturing plant opens in India

2019: Arsenal Capital Partners acquires Clariant Healthcare Packaging and re-brands the company Airnov healthcare packaging

2023: Airnov Healthcare Packaging  was acquired by Colorcon 

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