A REVIEW ON PHARMACEUTICAL PACKAGING MATERIAL
Journal Title:World Journal of Pharmaceutical Research
Pharmaceutical package is an integral part of Pharmaceutical product.
An ideal package protects the product from harmful effects of
environmental gases, moisture, microbes etc. Primary package is in
direct control with the product and secondary package is the package
which surrounds the primary package. Tertiary package is the package
used for transportation purpose.Pharmaceutical package provides the
hermetic seal which do not contaminate the Pharmaceutical product.
Glass, Plastic, Metal and rubber are the important component of
container closure system. Various types of glass, plastic, metal
packaging material are used for construction of containers and
closures. The selection of these material depends upon the products
which is to be stored in the container. Closure is also an important part
of Pharmaceutical packaging and it is direct contact with the pharmaceutical preparation. So
container and closure material should be carefully selected which do not affect the
therapeutic efficacy of the products. This review article mainly focused on the
Pharmaceutical packaging material properties, their use and their limitations.