There are trends that are shaping the future of world pharmaceutical packaging. Pharmaceutical packaging is quite critical when compared to another packaging. Over time it has been observed that pharmaceutical packaging has undergone several changes. But going forward there are new dimensions that need to be added to this vital packaging.
In this article, Mr. Gaurav Jalan, Founder, and Director of India’s renowned packaging company Packman Packaging Private Limited talks about the trends that are changing the drug packaging.
Developers of drug packaging, like the pharmaceutical manufacturers itself, are putting more emphasis on sustainability. Recyclable and biodegradable packaging materials, lifecycle analyses and reduction of carbon-footprint are all expected to play a key role. In-store recycling, in which patients return used inhalers and other equipment to the pharmacy, is one such scenario.
Packaging which engages patients by making it simpler to manage dosing, drug compliance, and the complete treatment experience will become more prevalent. Auto-injectors, pre-filled syringes and smart packaging are some examples. Consumer beta testing could likely emerge to help the development of patient-friendly packages and devices.
Serialization, Track, And Trace
Some countries in Europe have already made it mandatory using pharmaceutical serialization around February 2019. It may come into effect in other countries too in the future time. Thus one needs to be prepared to opt for serialization and track and trace methods for the track and trace effort of pharmaceutical traceability and authenticity.
Innovations In Packaging
The equipment used to package pharmaceuticals products are expected to move toward robotics and 3D printing. The latter is well designed for fast prototyping and to the small production lots. The smart technologies will hugely shape pharmaceutical-packaging automation, as well.
Mr. Gaurav Jalan is the Founder and Director of Packman Packaging, one of the largest Indian packaging company that has been serving some of the world’s eminent technology, pharmaceutical, retail, fast-moving consumer goods, food, courier, publication, Jewellery, fashion, e-commerce organizations for the past 30 years.
A brilliant academic, a good graphic designer and a graduate from India’s top management institutes, Mr. Jalan is a visionary businessman and an eminent spokesperson on matters related to the Indian Packaging industry. He has witnessed and as well as participated in the growth process of India’s packaging industry’s that was few billions dollar market in 2010, grew into USD 31 billion in 2015 and is expected to turn$72 billion by 2020.
Under the leadership of Mr Gaurav Jalan, Packman.co.in (Packman’s official website) became India’s first e-commerce store for packaging solutions in the year 2002 (5 years before Flipkart was launch).
In years 2003-2005, when the majority of Indian packaging companies were primarily focused on their revenue and operations, Packman under Mr Jalan’s leadership has started using eco-friendly and recycled packaging raw materials.
Today, Packman Packaging manufactures more than one lakhs of corrugated rolls, corrugated boxes, high quality bubble sheets, safety/courier bags and more from it state of art manufacturing unit, located in Delhi NCR region. The manufacturing unit uses some of the world’s most advanced packaging material manufacturing machinery with world’s best printing technology that ensures Packman’s customers get fast and efficient delivery, high-quality brand representation through their product packaging.