Packaging plays a critical role in the protection of drug and pharmaceutical products from damage and contamination. Pharmaceutical companies use a range of packaging materials to preserve the integrity of their products.
The choice of materials used in pharmaceutical packaging depends on the type of drug or pharmaceutical product being packaged. Pharmaceutical companies need to consider factors such as the degree of required protection, the dosage, convenience of use and cost of packaging.
Finding the right pharmaceutical packaging companies and suppliers
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Materials used in pharmaceutical packaging
Packaging materials and containment solutions used by pharmaceutical manufacturers and pharmaceutical packaging companies include:
- Pharmaceutical glass containers such as vials, bottles and ampoules for dry powder and liquid-based pharmaceuticals
- Plastic pharmaceutical packaging for tablets, capsules, powders and granulates
- Aluminium foil for blister packaging of tablets and capsules
- Plastic and polymer-based packaging such as pharmaceutical sachets, polybags, and blister packs
- Tamper-resistant plastic closures and caps
Pharmaceutical packaging companies also use carton boxes, shipping containers and injection trays for secondary and tertiary packaging of pharmaceutical products.
Pharmaceutical labels and inserts
Packaging of pharmaceutical products also includes the labels displayed on the packaging, apart from information booklets and inserts. Multi-layer labels are essential to display the prescribing information, cautionary data, and usage instructions on the package.
Inserts, booklets, and brochures are also needed to provide patient labelling and medication guides, drug facts and other product details in a clear and concise manner to ensure that consumers can use the product safely.