By sustainable pharmaceutical packaging we mean packaging that is respectful of the environment and that does not compromise the ability of future generations to live in the same conditions as current ones. Obviously, sustainable packaging must still respect other criteria of functionality that make it an efficient product in its entirety. In particular, from this point of view, a pharmaceutical packaging must guarantee the quality and safety of the medicine it contains by complying with the regulations and passing all the controls relating to the stages of production and the materials used. However, this type of packaging must also have a communicative function: it have to make the shape of the medicine immediately recognizable and must be able to be customized with writings or graphics.
Aluminum: a sustainable material for pharmaceutical packaging
Summing up all the data given previously and not forgetting that the main objective of this article was to give more information on a sustainable pharmaceutical packaging, we can affirm that one of the materials that best answer all these questions is aluminum.
Aluminum is an easily workable material, therefore able to take on any shape; it can also be easily customized according to the different demands of the market or suppliers; finally, it acts as a barrier effect against external microorganisms, light and gas, guaranteeing maximum safety for the products it contains. A fundamental characteristic of this material is that it can be recycled 100 percent and indefinitely, without losing any of its intrinsic properties.
IPS Industrial Packaging Solution supplies aluminum foil for pharmaceutical blister packaging. Colored or natural, plain or corrugated/embossed, the pharmaceutical packaging can be supplied according to customers’ needs.