From PET bottles to eye droppers and nasal sprays, pharmaceutical plastic bottles play a vital role in packaging medications in solid, liquid and ophthalmic forms. They are widely used in the medical industry as they help ensure accurate dosage, prevent tampering and make medicine management easier. In addition, they are chemical resistant and extremely durable, thus making them an apt choice for the packaging for medicines.
With the advancements in the medical industry, pharmaceutical plastic bottles are now adapting to the dynamic nature of the healthcare industry. Featured below are trends to look out for in the pharmaceutical plastic bottle industry.
Enhanced Efficiency and Light-weighting
The future of pharmaceutical plastic bottles production is expected to be shaped by production efficiency and developing light-weight products. These goals are now being achieved by manufacturers with new innovations and products.
Let us take the example of two such manufacturers; Milliken & Company along with Jarden Plastic Solutions collaborated to develop a pharmaceutical plastic bottle that facilitates sustainability. It is made of high-density polyethylene (HDPE), is extremely light-weight and durable. Moreover, they deliver excellent barrier performance, use less energy to manufacture and generate less scrap.
The need for enhanced precision and simplicity while dispensing drugs has encouraged new developments in pharmaceutical plastic bottles. Manufacturers are now creating bottles that enable seamless and accurate dispensing of liquid drugs. These bottles have an elongated tip and a low-squeeze force that helps ensure accurate dosage. Furthermore, they are easy to use and help in the safe delivery of medication. With such products, we can expect to boost innovative developments in the pharmaceutical plastic bottles market.
Unit Dose Packaging
The ever-increasing need for safe and effective distribution of medicine has given rise to the production of unit dose packaging. Unit dose is a method in which individual doses of medications are prepared by the pharmacy. They are then delivered to the patient in labeled plastic bottles. Since oral medications are given in dose units almost everywhere around the world, the demand for unit dose packaging is anticipated to grow. This growth is bound to majorly benefit the plastic bottle and container industry.
These are just some of the few incredible trends in the pharmaceutical plastic bottle industry that were made possible because of plastic. It makes us wonder what could be next! If you are in the pharmaceutical plastic packaging industry, then PlastiWorld 2019 is the platform for you to connect with manufacturers and distributors. Register today!