Pharmaceutical packaging is important as if they aren’t properly packaged, many of the medicines we rely on today would be largely ineffective or even dangerous. As a result, it goes without saying that packing companies who deal with pharmaceuticals have a huge responsibility and play a vital role in keeping people safe.
In a similar way to the food industry, processing, handling and packaging of medicine must be carried out according to very specific protocols. Insecure packaging could lead to serious issues such as reduced shelf life, microbial growth and contamination. So while many people think of pharmaceutical packaging as somewhat annoying and sometimes difficult to cope with, it is actually the way it is for a very good reason.
A variety of techniques and materials are used within the pharmaceuticals industry, including bottles, blister packets and tubes. Yet it is not only the container which is carefully handled and controlled. There are also elements such as the packing environment, the equipment used in the packaging process and even the type of labelling, tapes and adhesives used to seal or mark medications to consider. There is also transportation and storage to bear in mind, so there is a considerable amount to think about before the mediation even reaches the pharmacy shelf, not to mention what then happens once it is purchased or prescribed and in the hands of the consumer. The way the product is packaged is an important consideration at every stage.
TriPak offer a range of high specification specialist consumables for the pharmaceutical industry, across Europe and the UK. Products include clean room tapes and films, polythene sheeting and bags, pressure sensitive adhesives, optically clear adhesives, bespoke boxes and die cut foams.
As well as maintaining the effectiveness of the product, ensuring pharmaceuticals are handled in the safest and most efficient manner can also add value, reduce costs and improve the quality of the product in the long term.