Vol. 5, Issue 3 (2020)
A review on pharmaceutical packaging materials
Author(s): Pranali S Satkar
Abstract: Packaging is an important component in the development of various drug formulation in pharmaceutical industry. Pharmaceutical package is an integral part which protect the Pharmaceutical product. Maintain the quality of pharmaceuticals during storage, transportation, delivery, sale is assured by quality of the product. Containment, convenience and compliance for a product during Storage, carriage, display and until the product is consumed. the stability of drug solid, liquid, gel or paste form depend on packaging material to protect drug from chemical degradation. Pharmaceutical packaging is classified into primary, secondary and tertiary level. Primary packaging is closely protect the product. Primary package is in direct control with the pharmaceutical formulation. Secondary packaging used for branding and display of the product. Tertiary package is the outer package of secondary packaging and used for transportation purpose. Material used for packaging purpose such as Glass, plastic, rubber metal etc. Packaging maintains the integrity of product like providing presentation, protection, identification, information against physical damage, loss of content and unwanted component of the environment such as oxygen, water vapors and light. Packaging is designed to contain a product so that it is unable to interact with the environment factor. Pharmaceutical packaging has important role to transform the formulation into an attractive and marketable product. This review article focused on the types of packaging, packaging material and function of packaging.