CurTec’s small volume container Pharma Grade Packo has been tested in accordance to both EU and US Pharmacopeia standards and is suitable as primary packaging for pharmaceuticals.
Choosing a pharmaceutical package becomes much easier when all of the ins and outs are known. Primary plastic packaging should be safe to use, compatible with pharmaceutical ingredients, and should be manufactured of materials that prevent absorption and migration of its contents.
Besides being chemically compatible, packaging should also not release substances that could affect stability of its contents or present a risk of toxicity.
Curtec’s Packo containers and lids are manufactured from pharma-grade high-density polyethylene (HDPE) and colourised with a pharma-grade colourant. The inner seals are made from a blend of pharma-grade HDPE and low-density polyethylene (LDPE).
The pharma-grade Packos comply with the requirements of monograph 3.1.3 of the European Pharmacopoeia and have been tested for:
- Presence of additives
- Presence and identity of titanium dioxide
- Extractable aluminium, titanium, zinc, and heavy metals
Packos have also been tested for functional properties according to chapters 661 and 671 of the US Pharmacopoeia:
- Identity from DSC endotherm (661)
- Identity from FTIR spectrum (661)
- Heavy Metals in aqueous extract (661)
- Barrier protection (671)
Besides product design and the selection of raw materials, manufacturing process is also an important topic. Customers require full process control so packaging products meet all specifications and cannot pose a risk.
To be able to offer that security, CurTec has worked hard to implement good manufacturing practice (GMP) and its production plant is GMP-certified according to ISO 15378.
Pharma-grade Packo received critical acclaim from the public during last year’s pharmaceutical events CPhI Worldwide and Pharma EXPO. This year, you can get acquainted with product during Pharmapack in Paris and CPhI North America in Philadelphia.