Your Medicines Are Safe With The Help Pharmaceutical Packaging

by Kompass India General Manager

The pharmaceutical products of drugs that we consume are subjected to threats. These include microbial attack, decomposition, and protection, safety, free from moisture, contamination and heat. This makes drug packaging or pharmaceutical packaging and essential part of the pharmaceutical dosage forms manufacturing. There are specific companies who take care of this packaging problem. They are the Pharma packaging product manufacturer companies. Previously the drugs used to be packed in just glass bottles. But in the modern era these companies use special forms of packaging the drugs as per need and convenience. They include ampoule, blister packs, bottles, and boxes, wrappers, infusions fluid container, dropper bottle, etc.

Why packaging is needed

The Pharma packaging product manufacturer companies produce bulk quantity packages for various drug dosage forms which are then supplied to the manufacturing companies for packaging purpose. Packaging of drugs plays a very important role. The properties of the drugs are protected from being compromised by any external agent. The drugs are further protected from contamination, physical damage and from children. The package is also very important because it enables you to get an idea about the medicine’s ingredients, route of administration, batch number, license number, and expiry date and storage condition.

Types of packaging available

The packages produced by the Pharma packaging product manufacturer companies produce packages specific for specific drug forms. Based on the requirements and the safety, it can be classified into Compliance packaging, folding carton packaging, Hospital unit dose packaging, Primary packaging, Secondary packaging, Physician sample kit packaging, and Turnkey packaging coordination.  The primary packaging comprise of blister packaging, bottle filling, etc. Secondary packaging includes folding carton filling, packaging rework, etc. Specialty paperwork and child resistant packaging, kit configuration, etc. are other packaging forms. Closures and labeling are the packaging devices used for turnkey packaging condition. You can see that the companies produce various pharmaceutical packages according to the dosage form requirements.

Raw materials involved

The pharmaceutical packages have many specifications for raw materials. For polyester blister pack there are several varieties that a Pharma packaging product manufacturer produces as PVC 200/250/350, PVC/PVdC (250/40), Ultrasafe Duplex, Paper/Poly, Aluminum Foil, etc. when containers and closures are used the raw materials required are HDPE container, Surface coated vials, Glass bottles, PFS (glass/ PE), etc. they also have specific measurements as 2.5ml, 3ml, 5ml, 10ml, etc. for dropper bottles. For injection vials the volumes involved are 5ml, 10ml, 20ml and 30ml. Bottles for syrups or tonic should be amber colored and include 30ml, 60ml, 120ml, and 100ml.

Quality control is the assuring step

Finally, the Pharma packaging products manufacturer company imposes a series of quality control tests to check the whether they are prepared for dispatch or not. The chemicals packed are released or not or are absorbed by the packaging or not are tested in the testing phase. It is also tested whether there is any chemical reaction between the drug and the packaging material. The packaging material should be stable to heat, cold, moisture, etc., which are also checked in the testing phase. The packaging material should not get decomposed on coming in contact with the drug. The pharmaceutical packaging enables the manufacturer to ensure that.

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