What is Pharmaceutical Packaging Materials? What is Pharmaceutical Packaging Materials?

Pharmaceutical packaging materials refer to materials used for manufacturing packaging containers, packaging decoration, packaging printing, packaging transportation, and other materials to meet product packaging requirements. Longsheng pharmaceutical packaging materials have a certain strength, toughness, and elasticity, and can adapt to the influence of pressure, impact, vibration, and other factors; To moisture, gas, light, smell, heat, and other has a certain block; At the same time, it has good safety performance, non-corrosive, and has the performance of anti-moth-eaten mice, inhibiting microorganisms, etc., to protect product safety; Also has better economic performance and easy to process.

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Types of Packaging Materials in Pharmaceuticals

Which material are commonly used in pharmaceuticals?

Traditionally, the majority of medicines (51%) have been taken orally by tablets or capsules, which are packed in flip off vial seal cap, blister packs (very common in Europe and Asia) or fed into plastic pharmaceutical bottles (especially in the USA). Powders, pastilles, and liquids also make up part of the oral medicine intake. However, other methods for taking medicines are now being more widely used. These include parenteral or intravenous (29%), inhalation (17%), and transdermal (3%) methods.

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Categories of Pharmaceutical Packaging Materials

1. The system of primary packaging in pharma is the material that first envelops the product and holds it i.e., those package components and subcomponents like pharmaceutical grade aluminum foil that actually come in contact with the product, or those that may have a direct effect on the product shelf-life e.g., ampoules and vials, prefilled syringes, IV containers, etc.

2. Secondary packaging system is outside the primary packaging and used to group primary packages together e.g., cartons, boxes, shipping containers, injection trays, etc.

3. Tertiary packaging system is used for bulk handling and shipping e.g., barrel, container, edge protectors, etc.

Categories of Pharmaceutical Packaging Materials



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