Pharmaceutical Packaging Boxes/Medicine Packaging Boxes/Drug Packaging Boxes are the packaging process of Pharmaceutical/Medicine/Drug preparation. It involves all of the steps from the production of the product through the drug distribution channels to the customers.
The Packaging Boxes are manufactured to the most rigorous quality standards with strict adherence to operating procedures so that they can provide the utmost protection, information, and convenience. These are the main functions of Packaging boxes along with the look of Cleanliness and Reliability of the product.
FUNCTIONS: Some of the functions of Medicine Packaging boxes are:
- CONTAINMENT: The containment of the medicine is one of the functions of packaging so that the ingredients of the product are not disturbed by normal handling.
- PROTECTION: Another function of packaging is that it can protect the medicine from any external influences.
- PRESENTATION AND INFORMATION: The function of packaging is to provide information about the medicine.
- IDENTIFICATION: The ancillary printed components provide the identity of the medicine. It is also one of the functions of packaging.
- CONVENIENCE: The packaging also provides us with the convenience of Administration and Product Use.
TYPES: Some of the types of Medicine Packaging Boxes are:
PAPERBOARD BOXES Or Buxboard Boxes
Paperboard Boxes are the paper-based packaging which is also known as buxboard packaging boxes. They are strong yet can be manipulated and are light-weight. They can be easily molded in the custom shape and structure. The process of making paperboard boxes is to make the pulp of fibrous materials from wood or from recycled waste paper and then bleaching this pulp.
There are many grades of Paperboard Boxes that are used for the packaging of different type of products. For the packaging of medicine, SBS (solid bleached sulfate) paperboard is used.
Corrugated Boxes are normally referred to as Cardboard Boxes. They are thick, durable and strong. They have three layers. One is the outside liner, the other is the inside liner and the last one is the medium liner. The medium is also called as Fluting. This gives the maximum strength to the packaging of the Medicine. Corrugated Boxes are made from recycled paper that is made on corrugators. There are many types of corrugated boxes like: double-faced, twin wall, triple wall etc. These boxes can be reused again and again.
Plastic has been widely used in the world. Plastic Boxes for medicine packaging is very effective. It can be reused and recycled and it is more durable than Paperboard or corrugated Boxes. Plastic packaging is light-weight and it can easily showcase the product without opening the packaging. It is also very low priced packaging.
Rigid Boxes are the much better version of Corrugated Boxes. These boxes are 4 times thicker than paperboard boxes. They are more reliable and strong than any other packaging. The best daily life example for Rigid Boxes is the box of iPhone or iPads. Rigid boxes are usually handmade. Their non-collapsible nature makes them the most durable and strong. They are more expansive than Paperboard or Corrugated boxes.
CUSTOM PACKAGING BOXES
Custom medicine packaging boxes is a type of paperboard packaging. It can be easily molded and formed into the desired shape. This packaging comes in many different densities. The density of the packaging tells us about the strength of the packaging. As medicines are light-weight so this type of Packaging is good for it. For heavy products, this packaging is not very ideal.
If you want to print something on the packaging then the chipboard is to be treated with bleach sulfate and CCNB (Clay Coated News Back). By this process, custom cardboard packaging boxes becomes more durable.