Pharmaceutical packaging plays a critical role in the medical supply chain. It protects pharmaceutical products from physical damage and chemical alterations throughout the shipping and distribution process, keeping them safe and effective for consumer use. There are several different types of pharmaceutical packaging, each with its own purpose.
Primary Pharmaceutical Packaging
Primary packaging is the first line of defense between a pharmaceutical product and the environment; it comes in direct contact with the product in question, preserving the drug’s chemical composition.
- Blister Packaging: Blister packaging is thermoformed or cold formed plastic with separate cavities for individual pills and plastic or aluminum backing. Blister packs are used for solids rather than liquids, and are excellent for compliance packaging.
- Bottling: Bottles can be used for both liquid and solid pharmaceutical products and can be designed for specifications like child resistance.
Secondary Pharmaceutical Packaging
Secondary packaging does not come in direct contact with pharmaceutical products. It is mainly used to protect primary packaging and promote brand awareness.
- Cartoning: Carton packaging helps add an extra layer of protection for pharmaceutical products during the shipping process and provides an excellent template for graphic design as well as adequate space for product information and instructions.
- Parenteral Packaging: Parenteral products that use primary packaging options like vials or pre-filled syringes typically require very delicate handling. Parenteral packaging includes a variety of secondary packaging methods used to keep parenteral pharmaceutical products safe throughout the supply chain.
At Tjoapack US, we offer a variety of both primary and secondary pharmaceutical packaging solutions. To learn more about our packaging capabilities, products, and services, contact us at (865) 494-6000 or send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.