Packaging market comprises a huge part of production business. Numerous substances are applied in this area. But when considering medicines, these materials must comply special demands - this will provide the appropriate life-span of all active substances.
Plastics and glass which are used ought to not react with medicines’ components.
These containers also secure from radiation, because ultraviolet light can impact some light-sensitive substances encapsulated in the pills. That is the reason why some medicines are available in containers that are not fully clear, but are produced of brown glass. The next thing, which should be minimized is moisture. The packaging has to be airtight. This will forestall the permeation of the humidity from the atmosphere into the tablets. Another important thing is the damage protection. Tablets cannot become crushed or destroyed in transport.
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Not just plastics and glass
Blisters produced from thermoformed material are common in Europe - lots of tablets and capsules are packed into them. In North America polymer bottles are more common. But pharmaceutical packaging manufacturers uses a wide variety of other materials. Blisters are frequently packed into paperboard boxes. Inside them, aside from pills, a sick person can find a package leaflet, so big amount of paper is used here too. Some gels and ointments are packed into the metal tubes.