Packaging is nearly always produced by subcontractors. Owing to the unique requirements of pharmaceuticals packaging, these are predominantly specialised companies. The packaging accounts for a not inconsiderable proportion of the total cost of a proprietary medicinal product. In the long term, the actual packaging costs generally exceed the capital investment in a packaging machine. Packaging
Selecting and specifying types of packaging for pharmaceutical products is a complex task which should be carried out by experts. The clear and secure structuring of all operations, selection of the right suppliers, the adaptation of all packaging to constantly changing legislation and other requirements necessitate constant checking and reappraisal of the existing packaging range.
Packaging made from a variety of materials in many different designs fulfils a wide range of important functions in the pharmaceuticals industry. Plastic and aluminium films in the form of blister packs protect the packaged medical products against external influences such as moisture, oxygen and light. The printed information shows the product name, the dose,
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Published in “the pharmaceutical industry” issue January 2015
Authors: Prof. Dr.-Ing. Martin Angerhöfer und Dipl.-Ing. Roland Kleissendorf