Packaging Demonstrating Care When Packaging Pharmaceuticals
Designing and manufacturing plastic packaging for pharmaceutical product presents unique challenges that you don’t face in other industries. Pharmaceutical product packaging has to be manufactured with the utmost care, and once it’s sealed, it has to make the product inside virtually invulnerable to tampering or theft. Because of the high stakes of packaging pharmaceuticals, not all plastic manufacturers are properly equipped to provide adequately safe, high-quality solutions.
Cleanliness During Manufacturing
If a pharmaceutical product like a medication becomes contaminated, it is not only ruined—it can be life-threatening. That’s why the best plastic manufacturers take unique precautions when making packaging for this industry. For example, your packaging provider may manufacture its products in a clean room environment with air filtration and particle control, effectively preventing bacteria and other particulates from contaminating the packaging. Because particulates can be generated by the trimming that is actually part of the manufacturing process, a clean room environment is all the more critical.
Security in Your Plastic Packaging
Consumers and medical professionals depend on the safety of their pharmaceutical products, so secure plastic packaging is an industry must. High quality, thermoformed clamshells and other secure types of packaging restrict access to the pharmaceuticals inside, making it virtually impossible to open the packaging without destroying it. This is advantageous for two reasons: First, it prevents tampering with medications, because it’s impossible to inconspicuously open the package and avoid leaving a trace of tampering. Second, because it reduces the risk of theft. Pharmaceuticals are often high-value items, and in some cases, they may be criminally abused. The plastic packaging can make it exceptionally difficult to steal the pharmaceuticals inside, reducing profit losses based on theft.
Encouraging Proper Use
The packaging design used by your plastic manufacturer can even encourage pharmaceutical product consumers to use their products more responsibly. For example, blister packs make it easy to access pills, while dividing them up according to proper dosage. This makes it easier for users to understand how much they should take, and subliminally encourages them to not take more than recommended.
More Information About Pharmaceutical Packaging
To learn more about the care and precautions that go into designing and manufacturing pharmaceutical packaging, contact Plastic Ingenuity.