Packaging is an essential part of any product’s safe transit, however, in the pharmaceutical industry, the packaging is becoming a vital component in ensuring the products are contamination free as well as safe and secure during the supply chain.

Life-saving medicines, drugs and health products require the utmost care during their journey from A to B. Due to the sensitive nature of these products, exacting industry standards apply to pharmaceutical packaging. Tripack Packaging Solutions comply with these stringent industry requirements ensuring high-quality sterile packaging solutions for the pharmaceutical sector.

Why is sterile packaging important?

Due to the very nature of the product, contamination, dust and fibre free packaging is essential within the pharmaceutical sector. Improper packaging can cause drug biological degradation, alternating its effectiveness or even cause damage to its markup and consistency.

All pharmaceutical packaging must also meet the information dissemination standards. This requirement must ensure that space is provisioned for clear labelling and correct information about the product on the packaging. This will contain any contamination or hazardous warnings, along with the ingredients and storage requirements.

Primary vs secondary pharmaceutical packaging

Primary packaging is what the end-user will typically receive their medication or drugs within. This form of packaging includes plastic or glass bottles, vials, and foil pill packets. However, due to contamination and product sensitivity, these products cannot be transported in their raw primary packaging. Secondary packaging is the external layer that protects the inner level from damage and spoiling during transit.

The best material for sterile packaging

When selecting the material for sterile packaging for drugs and healthcare products, a lot of consideration is given to safety as well as the quality of the material. The packaging material must be able to act as a dust and dirt barrier, a light barrier, a gas barrier, a moister barrier and deter chemical reactions. This leaves very few packaging alternatives. Plastic, most specifically PP5 is the recommended choice to create a sterile pack for the pharmaceutical industry.

Sealed edge technology

Our sealed edge advancement takes the two open edges; or walls of the polypropylene and seals them together, trapping the air inside. This creates a barrier for oil, water, dust and dirt. In addition to this, the sealed edge insulates our packaging further, provides additional strength and most importantly, stops contamination with the plastic. Fluted PP has a capillary action, where liquid gets sucked into the fluted plastic but having the edges sealed, eliminates contamination within the plastic which is also essential for recycling and to meet the exacting standards required for sterile packaging.

Trust Tri-pack completely when we say we provide cutting edge packing solutions and products to industry leaders, manufacturers and dealers from the healthcare and pharmaceutical sectors.

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