Packaging plays a vital role in maintaining the quality, safety, user-friendliness and marketability of drugs and other pharmaceutical products. The pharmaceutical industry requires specialised and cost-effective commercial packaging solutions to improve efficiency and preserve the integrity of products through the entire supply chain, from primary packaging and labelling to shipping, delivery, storage and distribution to end users.

As more pharmaceutical companies are opting for contract marketing and manufacturing to reduce the cost of production and improve speed to market, the task of packaging is being increasingly outsourced to specialised commercial packaging companies, which can provide tailored and innovative packaging solutions in compliance with prevailing regulations and industry guidelines.

Finding the best commercial packaging suppliers in contract marketing

Pharmaceutical Technology has listed some of the leading contract commercial packaging companies, based on its intel, insights and decades-long experience in the sector.

The list includes suppliers of a wide range of pharmaceutical packaging, containers and containment solutions, including plastic, glass and other customised packaging solutions, as well as labelling and printing solutions.

The information contained within the download document is useful for pharmaceutical executives, drug development officers, product marketing managers, marketing executives, medical representatives, senior procurement executives, pharma packaging development specialists, and any other individual involved in pharmaceutical commercial packaging.

The download contains detailed information on commercial pharmaceutical packaging contractors, and their product and service lines, alongside contact details to aid your hiring decision.

Pharmaceutical packaging formats and materials

Packaging materials and containment solutions used for pharmaceutical applications include, but are not limited to:

  • Pharmaceutical glass for vials, bottles and ampoules for dry powder and liquid medicines
  • Plastic packaging for tablets, capsules, powders and granulates
  • Aluminium foil for blister packaging of tablets and capsules
  • Plastic and polymer-based packaging for sachets, polybags, and blister packs
  • Tamper-resistant plastic closures and caps, and
  • Carton boxes, shipping containers and injection trays for secondary and tertiary packaging

Increasing medicine sales through e-pharmacies and the growing adoption of advanced packaging solutions are projected to drive the demand for contract commercial packaging in the pharmaceutical sector.

Meanwhile, as healthcare becomes more personalised with complex and targeted therapies, pharmaceutical manufacturers are increasingly relying on contract commercial packaging suppliers to provide more sustainable, cost-effective, and user-friendly medicine packs and containers.