Why is medicine packaging important? ¿Have you ever asked yourself this question?

If you think about it for just a second, it is easy to see that its relevance is indisputable.

Although at first glance it may seem that their main function is just to be simple containers, nothing is further from the truth.

Pharmaceutical packaging is much more.

A little history

The development of our company is inextricably linked with the history of packaging for medicines. And it is that the trajectory of Triana begins in 1962 with a production focused on these type of containers.

The field of drug production and distribution has undergone different transformations. Starting initially with pharmacies, they prepared magisterial formulas for specific consumptions. Then came the time for small laboratories, with which in Triana we worked in our origins. And finally, increasingly large pharmaceutical companies have entered the scene, which today form a large industry.

Why medicine containers are so important?

In Triana we have been working for decades in packaging and the manufacture of plastic containers. And our position, in direct contact, has helped us  understand the role of medicine packaging from a comprehensive perspective.

How about we start at the beginning?

The first thing is to understand that there are especially sensitive elements (products for large food, phytosanitary and cosmetic consumption) whose packaging must be carried out following very strict protocols that we are responsible to regulate by law.

In fact, its importance has reached a point where it has become an essential element within the health system, for both doctors and patients. This is  because they play a leading role in the journey that drugs take from the moment they are created to the moment of ingestion.

Without proper packaging, it is impossible for them to reach the person in need with their properties intact. Thus, they will not be able to carry out their healing functions.

As we explain below, this is one of the main reasons why we praise the relevance of medicine packaging.

They preserve medicinal properties

The active principles and qualities of the medicines can be altered. It should not be forgotten that atmospheric contexts are great enemies for the stability of chemical formulas.

This is the reason why these containers are manufactured following very concrete instructions. Humidity, temperature, light, or dirt can destabilize the characteristics of the materials. That is why it is about adapting the packaging to transform it into a containment dam against external agents.

They protect the consumer against misuse of packaging

This benefit, in the same manner as the previous one, gives medicine containers the role of important instruments. In this case, its role is to be a source of protection for the production and distribution chain. But not so much in relation to the factors capable of contaminating their formulas but to interferences of another type.

It is possible that the packaging could be tampered with, be the victim of forgery and misuse. But one can incorporate tracking systems, such as optical reading codes. Also, anti-counterfeiting mechanisms can also be added.

In this way, it is possible to locate the situation of the medicine, know if the container has been tampered with, etc. And this is always in favor of all those involved.

They function as dispensers for medication

On many occasions, medicine containers are containers and also dosing agents for these substances.

There are many cases in which the packaging incorporates tools that help to accurately measure specific doses. Depending on the format in which the medication is presented, one type of dispenser or another will be adapted.

At Triana we produce a wide variety of dosing containers (tubes, spoons, syringes…) in which we include all kinds of presentations. You must take a look at one of our latest additions, the Klek Capsule Dispenser. We always bet on innovation and quality at the service of our clients.

Guarantee against poisoning

It is necessary to add certain security measures to the packaging of medications. Special plugs or warranty rings are just two examples. On the one hand, they fulfill their function as tools in the fight against possible poisoning. And, to not be forgotten, they also guarantee the inviolability of the packaging. That is, that they have not been opened previously.

As you can see, the uses of medicine containers broadly vary.

From Triana we put at your disposal our experience and dedication in the sector of packaging for medications.

We adapt our work to your needs. Do not hesitate to meet us to solve any of your doubts.

 

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