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SCHOTT Pharmaceutical Systems

Glass and Polymer Pharmaceutical Packaging

SCHOTT Pharmaceutical Systems helps people around the world protect, access and use the medicine they need as safely and conveniently as possible.

Hattenbergstrasse 10,
55122 Mainz,

SCHOTT Pharmaceutical Systems helps people around the world protect, access and use the medicine they need as safely and conveniently as possible.

As a market leader in primary packaging made of glass and polymer, we are safeguarding and advancing the integrity of injectable solutions and more. We are pioneers with unsurpassed quality, safety and reliability.

Strong purpose-driven mindset

Health and wellbeing are more precious to people than anything else. Contributing to them is a meaningful purpose and task. This is what we are here for. We are experts in our fields and a true partner to the pharmaceutical industry. In everything we do, we think customers, users and patients first.

Human health matters

User centricity, collaboration, smartness and visions are the core values of all SCHOTT Pharma employees. They guide us in designing solutions to ensure that medicines are safe and easy to access for people around the world. Together with you – our customers and partners – we strive for the best patient experience. For a simple reason: human health matters.

adaptiQ is a new concept of ready-to-use pharmaceutical vials that allows for vials to be subjected to all of the processing steps while inside the nest.
SCHOTT has been manufacturing glass and polymer syringes in Europe and the US for more than 12 years.
SCHOTT Vials DC is a new pharmaceutical vial with minimised delamination risk.
Prefillable syringes in glass and polymer meet the requirements of parenteral drugs.
SCHOTT glass vials for the safe storage of drugs.
SCHOTT offers a broad range of open and closed ampoules made of glass.
Pen cartridges and dental cartridges of glass meet the highest demands.
SCHOTT is one of the world's leading suppliers of parenteral packaging for the pharmaceutical industry.
The production facility in St Gallen, Switzerland, has developed into a centre of excellence for prefillable syringes and is supported by an R&D team based at the site.

With worldwide more than 600 production lines in 13 countries. These sites are producing more than 10 billion syringes, cartridges, ampoules, vials and special products consist of tubing glass or polymer.

Key Facts

  • GMP compliant production network for secure supply worldwide 18 converting sites in 13 countries
  • Three production lines: Glass primary packaging including ampoules, cartridges, vials, syringes; SCHOTT TOPPAC; SCHOTT IQ
  • Wide range of syringes, cartridges, ampoules and vials, as well as individual solutions for customers
  • Innovative packaging solutions with high-quality raw material: FIOLAX® glass and COC polymer
  • Coated packaging or innovative syringe systems for highly sensitive drugs (biotech)
  • Continuous R&D, state-of-the-art technologies and production processes
  • SCHOTT pharma services to support pharmaceutical companies with lab analytics and more


The origin of glass products are the high-quality SCHOTT FIOLAX® Tubes. Glass is the preferred basis for pharmaceutical primary packaging. Due to its characteristics as inert material, glass reduces the probability of reactions between drugs and container. Glass also prevents gas and other volatile substances to reach the drug. The quality of the glass is the main aspect, how effective its inert characteristics are.


COC (Cyclo-Olefin-Copolymer) high-tech-polymer provides excellent characteristics for packaging pharmaceutical applications as an alternative for glass. It is a fracture-proof, lightweight and transparent material. SCHOTT has experiences with COC polymer for decades.

The most important barrier properties are a lower particle level compared to glass syringes and no release of ions and heavy metal. Even in small containers, the storage of drugs is possible. Due to the high flexibility at the heating process, we are able to fulfil individual customer needs with our brand TOPPAC®.

SCHOTT Prefillable Syringes

SCHOTT offers a wide range of prefillable syringes, including completely sterile syringe sets, ready for the filling process.


SCHOTT offers a broad range of glass vials from 1ml to 100ml with different neck finish designs (crimp neck or screw neck).

SCHOTT Glass Ampoules

Ampoules are one of the most common packaging solutions worldwide. SCHOTT's glass ampoules ensure that the medication is only in contact with glass, and the packaging is 100% tamperproof.

Next-Generation SCHOTT EVERIC™ Vials

Each drug formulation is unique, as is every patient. Especially high-potency medicines breaking into the market have exacting pharma packaging must guarantee drug stability.

10 March 2020

Injecting Beauty Made Easy

People undergoing facial plastic surgery expect flawless results. Yet aesthetic injections are not a simple task. That is where SCHOTT TOPPAC® cosmetic syringes come into play.

3 May 2019

Rethinking Pharma Packaging

Complex biological drugs offer hope for some of the hardest-to-treat conditions, from cancer to chronic disease. That promise comes with challenges. For example, biologics requires special packaging that will maintain the drug stability and ensure patient safety.

2 May 2019

SCHOTT Expands Range of Analyses

SCHOTT has expanding its range of analyses offered due to an increasing demand for laboratory services related to 'extractables and leachables' ('E&L').

12 February 2013

SCHOTT Appoints Vice-President of Global Syringe Business

SCHOTT has appointed Christophe Muguet as vice-president of its global syringe business. He leads this area's business activities as part of SCHOTT Pharmaceutical Packaging from the offices in St Gallen, Switzerland.

1 February 2012

SCHOTT Looks Back at Successful Interpack 2011

From 12-18 May, SCHOTT presented its innovative solutions in the area of parenteral packacking for the pharmaceutical industry under the motto 'Your Trusted Partner for Quality Packaging Solutions, Worldwide' at the Interpack 2011 event in Düsseldorf, Germany. On two floors and an

13 June 2011

SCHOTT Inaugurates New Production for Pharmaceutical Packaging in Russia

International technology group SCHOTT today officially inaugurated a production site for primary pharmaceutical packaging located in Zavolzhe, near the Russian city of Nizhny Novgorod. The new production site will employ around 60 employees initially and will produce premium quality ampoules and

25 May 2011

SCHOTT Pharmaceutical Systems Expands its Worldwide Network

SCHOTT Pharmaceutical Systems, one of the world's leading suppliers of glass tubing and primary packaging for the pharmaceutical industry, continues to expand its global network. The company will open up a new production plant in Russia this month and plans to further strengthen its position in J

18 May 2011

SCHOTT and Naigai Form Pharmaceutical Joint Venture in Japan

The German technology group SCHOTT and the Japanese company Naigai Glass Industry recently founded a joint venture for pharmaceutical packaging activities in Japan, which came into effect from 1 October 2010. The new company is called SCHOTT NAIGAI K.K. and is based in Osaka, Japan, where Naiga

26 April 2011

SCHOTT Extends Market Position in Russia

With a new manufacturing facility for premium-quality ampoules and vials in Zavolzhe, near the Russian city of Nizhny Novgorod, the German technology company and global quality leader SCHOTT will extend its leading position in the area of high-quality pharmaceutical packaging in Russia. At the 'P

22 November 2010

SCHOTT Pharmaceutical Systems

Hattenbergstrasse 10
55122 Mainz

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