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Current Packaging Trends

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Current Trends in Pharmaceutical Packaging

  • Ink Technology – technique allows color to reappear when rubbed or scratched.
  • Radio-frequency identification (RFID) – a technology with anti-counterfeiting potential. RFID tags can help authenticate products and support date collection for pedigree records. Equipment that encodes and prints tag-equipped labels verifies the tag before and after encoding. If a nonviable tag is detected before encoding, the label is marked with a checkerboard pattern and ejected. Good labels are encoded and rechecked.
  • Tamper-evident sticker – needs a special substrate designed for the purpose. The cellulose acetate film is very intricately designed so that it has adequate strength to undergo conversion into label stocks in roll form. The stickers can be automatically dispensed on automatic label dispensers and when attempted to be removed, will break-up into very small pieces.
  • Holographic materials – an optically variable device is usually made using a polyester film base. The perception of the holographic image by the human eye makes it ideal for brand promotion and security.
  • The “Talk Pack” – system which can be invisibly integrate into any printed image on any packaging material, but needs a special scanning pen. It involves a special pen-shaped reader used to retrieve the stored information and to replay it as audio files and render speech, music or sounds audible and thus the consumer can obtain information regarding the manufacturer, brand, shelf-life or other information.
  • NFC tags – added to any packaging, thus a consumer could touch the code on the packaging with their NFC-enabled mobile phone to download text, audio or web page product information, which can be played back on a handset. It provides spoken dosage form instruction from pharmacy staff to aid a visually impaired or blind person.
  • Ecoslide RX – sustainable compliance packaging. The pack is made from 100% recycled material, using unbleached paperboard and a clay-coated surface designed to house blister packaging with a minimum of unsustainable film and foil.
  • Syreen prefilled syringe design – instead of glass, cyclic olefin polymer (COP) is used in syreen syringes where COP provides secondary packaging altogether. Packed syringes can be clipped into places provided this eliminated need for packaging materials like cardboard and Styrofoam.