Discussion on the development prospect of the pharmaceutical packaging market
today's society has higher and higher requirements for medicine, and has also formulated higher and higher standards for its packaging. The existing or under discussion standards cover bar code, stability, anti-corrosion process, no harm to children, convenience for the elderly and other aspects. All this makes packaging the focus of the pharmaceutical industry
julieclifford is the deputy director of the packaging Department of Alcon laboratory, She said: "Compared with other aspects of the product, packaging has not received due attention. Now, people are trying to improve its quality and function. Drug inspectors are also increasingly considering packaging unconventional fixture as an important part of the product, not just an external drug carrier. For us, this means that we should always pay attention to new technologies and regulations, because these will have an impact on the research and development of packaging."
potential stock of pharmaceutical packaging
a survey conducted by Fredonia group in 2002 showed that the demand for packaging in the pharmaceutical market will increase at an annual rate of 4.3%, reaching US $5.2 billion by 2006
first of all, blister packaging has the largest room for growth, which will grow at an annual rate of 6%, reaching 1.035 billion by 2006. According to the survey report, changes in regulations are the main factor to promote the growth of blister packaging. In addition to clinical trials, the increase in demand for inhibitors and ephedrine products is also one of the reasons for the growth of such packaging
secondly, the pharmaceutical market also has a huge demand for turning off the power supply of plastic bottle packaging. It is expected that this kind of packaging will increase at a rate of 3.7% per year and reach 905million US dollars by 2006. The reason why there is so much demand for plastic bottles is that they have good storage capacity and reduce the cost
thirdly, the growth of secondary packaging of pharmaceutical products is also amazing. The annual growth rate of 2.7% will reach 710million in 2006. Due to the growth of OTC and nutritional drugs, cartons and cartons will continue to occupy the leading position. Plastic vials are still the favorite packaging method for prescription drugs because they are less dangerous to children and convenient for the elderly
the development of pharmaceutical packaging lags behind.
now, pharmaceutical manufacturers have a variety of options for blister packaging. Cyclicolefincopolymer (COC) is used in the latest drug approved by FDA. Dr Ambrosio of performance packaging consulting said: "this material is very economical. Many companies have begun to pay attention to it. Generally, the oil should be changed every 2000 to 4000 hours of use. As time goes by, COC may replace synthetic PVC."