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International Standards of Pharmaceutical Packaging

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Each pharmaceutical packaging company should use high purity materials and state of the art technologies to manufacture good quality products. Taking responsibility and proper actions to value the highest world standards for quality and safety is a really difficult and hardworking process. Anyway, we will try to introduce some of the most important standards that should be considered while producing pharmaceutical aluminum tubes.

Medicine production and packaging process have always been important tasks for pharmaceutical companies as drug quality can be changed due to its environment, material and so on. Unfortunately, medicine packaging has not attracted enough attention so far.  So time to discuss together some of the most important standards and steps that should be taken by pharmaceutical packaging companies.

The Importance of "Sterilization”

There are many cases when the safety of medicines can be under danger because of packaging materials or containers. This is why "sterilization" of medicine packaging is very important for safety. With the development of technology and humans understanding it becomes clear that especially many minor things should be under consideration and one of them is sterilization, lack of which the health of humanity can be dangered. This issue has also prompted more and more medical packaging manufacturers to come to a final decision and finally speak about its priority: safety and sterility are the "second life" of the pharmaceutical industry! As a result, we can find hundreds of packaging companies that pay attention to this issue and manufacture only sterilized products.

Types of  Materials 

In every industry, here also we work with heaps of materials, each of which has its own characteristics and peculiarities.  Pharmaceutical packaging includes aluminum ointment tubes, plastic pharmaceutical tube, PTP aluminum foil packaging, medicinal plastic bottles, glass vials and so on. According to some research, we found out that it is one of the priority steps to choose the proper material for different packaging.

Therefore, pharmaceutical companies can effectively ensure drug quality and medication safety only if they select appropriate packaging materials and packaging methods.

Production Licenses According to GMP guidelines

When hiring manufacturing company pay attention to the GMP guidelines as well. Those companies who are producing pharmaceutical tubes or any other type of packaging should absolutely acquire production licenses for making medicinal aluminium tubes, ointment tubes or medicinal plastic bottles.

Good Manufacturing Practice (GMP) is a system to ensure that products are produced and controlled according to quality standards. It is designed to minimize the risks involved in any pharmaceutical production that cannot be found through testing the final product.

GMP has all aspects of manufacturing from the starting materials, premises, and equipment to the training and personal hygiene of staff. It provides detailed written procedures for each process for making sure to have high-quality products. Hence, pharmaceutical packaging companies must provide documented proof that every procedure is consistently followed at each step in the manufacturing process.

Food and Drug Administration

FDA is used to provide confidential, detailed information about facilities, processes in the manufacturing, processing, packaging, and storing of human drug products.

Many medicinal companies are working directly with the FDA to ensure pharmaceutical packaging quality and standards. So check it doubled before you start the cooperation with any packaging company.

It is a globally accepted idea that health is the most important one for human beings so year by year licensed companies to strengthen their examination and exploration for quality products manufacturing. Besides the above-mentioned standards, there are other options too that really important to pay attention while producing any kind of medicinal products, but the most important steps are those to be taken while starting manufacturing.


Nick Jacobs is a marketing and content specialist at Xinrontube with a primary focus on Marketing and Business Development. Being a true humanist, he draws inspiration from the simple things as everyday life and the matters one come across on a daily basis doing his best and above to help everyone around.

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