1st Edition

Pharmaceutical Packaging Technology

Edited By D. A. Dean, E. R. Evans, I. H. Hall Copyright 2000

    Pharmaceutical packaging requires a greater knowledge of materials and a greater intensity of testing than most other packed products, not to mention a sound knowledge of pharmaceutical products and an understanding of regulatory requirements. Structured to meet the needs of the global market, this volume provides an assessment of a wide range of issues. It covers the entire supply chain from conversion of raw materials into packaging materials and then assembled into product packs. Integrating information from many drug delivery systems, the author discusses testing and evaluation and emphasizes traceability and the need to for additional safeguards.

    Contributors, Preface, Technical editor's note, 1. An introduction to pharmaceutical packaging, 2. The packaging function: management, development and product shelf life, 3. Regulatory aspects of pharmaceutical packaging, 4. Specifications and quality, 5. Paper- and board-based packaging materials and their use in pack security systems, 6. Glass containers, 7. Plastics — an introduction, 8. Development and approval of a plastic pack, 9. Films, foils and laminations (combination materials), 10. Metal containers, 11. Closures and closure systems, 12. Sterile products and the role of rubber components, 13. Blister, strip and sachet packaging, 14. The packaging line, 15. Warehousing, handling and distribution, 16. Printing and decoration, 17. Present and future trends, Index


    D. A. Dean, E. R. Evans, I. H. Hall