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What are the requirements of pharmaceutical packaging for material performance

Jan 28 , 2021

As a special item, medicine plays an important role in treating and preventing diseases and protecting people's health. The packaging of medicines determines the safety and effectiveness of medicines. Therefore, the material and performance of medicine packaging have relevant quality. Standards, then, what are the requirements for material properties for pharmaceutical packaging?

What are the requirements of pharmaceutical packaging for material performance

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There are a wide range of materials for medical packaging, such as glass, plastic, metal, ceramics, composite materials, etc. The properties of the materials generally meet the following requirements:

What are the requirements of pharmaceutical packaging for material performance

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1. Mechanical properties

Pharmaceutical packaging should be able to effectively protect drugs, so packaging materials should have a certain degree of strength and toughness to adapt to various static and dynamic factors such as pressure and impact.

2. Barrier performance

According to different requirements for pharmaceutical packaging, packaging materials should have a certain barrier effect on moisture, water vapor, light, peculiar smell, heat, etc., to prevent the deterioration of drugs due to moisture or exposure.

3. Safety performance

The medicines are directly for human consumption, and the packaging materials should have non-toxic requirements to avoid the pollution of medicines and affect human health. In order to protect the safety of medicines, the packaging materials should be non-corrosive, and have the properties of anti-insect, moth-proof, and microorganism inhibition.

4. Processing performance

There are many types of medicines and different shapes, so packaging materials should have the characteristics of easy processing, suitable for various processing techniques, and facilitate the mechanization and automation of packaging operations to meet the requirements of large-scale production.

5. Economic performance

There is a large demand for pharmaceutical packaging, and packaging materials should have the characteristics of a wide range of sources, convenient materials and low cost, which is conducive to pharmaceutical companies to control the cost of pharmaceuticals and avoid excessively high prices of packaging materials leading to higher prices.

Different drugs have different requirements for medical packaging materials, but the above properties are the basic requirements for materials. With the continuous advent of various innovative drugs, the requirements for medical packaging materials will become more diversified.


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