Pharmaceutical packaging is divided into:
- Primary (the most demanding). These are blisters, vials, ampoules, syringes, vials, etc.).
- Secondary, this is a cardboard package, a box inside which the drug is in the primary package. The print on a drug carton contains information such as: the amount of the drug (in its form), expiration date, barcode and other data, including those that must be present according to current legislation.
- Tertiary. These are large boxes in which medicines are transported in secondary packaging. These medicine cartons are no less demanding than other types. Despite the fact that the buyer does not see them. But they still need to protect the medicines in transit. The information that is printed on large boxes mainly contains elements, parameters necessary for warehouse accounting and cargo transportation. Sometimes these boxes are filled with soft material to reduce the risk of damaging the medicines. Paper or cardboard can be used as filler.
In the manufacture of packaging for medical products, three basic principles are used:
The last two are directly related to the process of ordering, developing and manufacturing drug cartons. Especially informative, because it is on the box that the necessary text is printed.
The use of cardboard packaging and offset or flexographic printing (for large print runs) makes it possible not to greatly increase the cost of the drug itself from the field of pharmaceuticals.