New drugs, biological additives, vitamins, and other products are constantly appearing on the pharmaceutical market. For a novelty to compete with already known counterparts, good advertising and well-designed packaging are needed. In the SM Custom Packaging product line, packaging for pharmaceuticals is represented by boxes of various configurations, sizes, and designs. The use of modern equipment makes it possible to produce both classic and original premium segment products. Custom packaging boxes with logo is good option for your brand.
Categories of pharmaceutical packaging
All types of packaging for medical products are divided into three groups:
- Primary. This category includes all products that are in direct contact with the drug – ampoules, sachets, vials, blisters, metal, and plastic tubes.
- Secondary. This is a packaging that is necessary for additional protection of drugs. In addition, it facilitates the identification of medicines. This group includes plastic containers and cardboard boxes. It is important that the secondary packaging contains information about the release date, shelf life of the contents, and the batch number.
- Group. A container that is needed for the transportation of pharmaceutical products in small batches. This includes shrink wrap and cardboard boxes, in which the products are placed in the secondary packaging.
- Tertiary. Such packaging is used to prevent mechanical damage to medical devices during transportation to the point of sale. These are boxes made of wood, corrugated cardboard, plastic cans, etc. They are additionally stacked with shock-absorbing material in the form of granules or micro-corrugated cardboard.
Packaging requirements for pharmaceutical products
Medical packaging materials are subject to rigorous controls and must meet certain requirements and standards. Special requirements are imposed on primary packaging as it is in contact with chemical and biological substances. Products of this group must be durable, resistant to changes in temperature conditions. It is also important that the packaging material does not chemically react with the contents.
The requirements for secondary packaging materials are less stringent. Important properties of such products are:
- presence of information about the manufacturer, storage conditions, and use;
- the possibility of transportation without losing the presentation;
- easy way of disposal;
- Ease of use.
Primary packaging is selected depending on the type of medical product (liquid, powder, tablets, etc.). Recycled materials suggest the best option possible. Usually, manufacturers use boxes made of micro-corrugated cardboard or cardboard.
Functions of packaging for medical products
Any type of packaging has several functions. Packaging materials for the pharmaceutical industry are no exception. The main purpose of packaging for medical and pharmaceutical products:
- It is ensuring the integrity of medicines during storage and transportation. The packaging materials must be strong enough to prevent the deformation of the contents.
- Protection from light, moisture, dust, and other foreign particles. Pharmaceutical products are sensitive to external influences. When moistened or exposed to direct sunlight, medicines may lose their properties. Therefore, the primary packaging must be airtight.
- We are informing buyers. The package must indicate the manufacturer’s name, the number of units (tablets, capsules), the volume of liquids, terms, and conditions of storage, and the main active ingredients.
- It increased consumer demand. Design decoration, an indication of the advantages of the product, bright packaging attracts buyers’ attention and, consequently, increases the demand for the product.
- Brand promotion. The application of the logo and other elements of the brand is an important condition for the further commercial success of the company.
- Varieties of packaging for pharmaceuticals
The packaging of medical products from the SM Custom packaging is produced in small and large editions. You can order packaging in a variety of options, for example:
- self-assembled packaging;
- monoblock box;
- pencil case;
- Box with a magnetic valve.
These types of boxes are used for packaging vitamins, high-tech products, medicines, blood glucose meters, and presenting samples of new products.