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Pharmaceutical


Plastics are booming in the pharmaceutical industry because of their durability, abilty to be sterilized, easy machinability to exacting specifications and cost effectiveness.

Environmental and Safety

Considering the total carbon footprint, including costs of raw materials, manufacture, transport, fabricate, install, maintain, plastics compare favorably with more traditional materials. Also, plastics are safer to handle and install. When you consider that most plastics are readily recyclable, they can become the most environmentally responsible and safest choice for many demanding pharmaceutical applications.


Applications

  • Pharmaceutical pill and tablet
  • production
  • Intravenous and infusion devices, such
  • as insulin pens and inhalers
  • Blister packaging
  • Pharmaceutical pouches for dose
  • packaging of powder and topical
  • medicines
  • Strip packs for sample-size oral drug
  • applications
  • Medication tubes
  • Parenteral packages
  • Prefillable dose-measured syringes
  • Tamper-evident and child-proof
  • closures
  • Droppers
  • Measuring caps and spoons
  • Bottles for: opthalmic use, syrup,
  • tablets, drops
  • Drinkable single dose systems
  • Vials
  • Ampules
  • Syringes
  • Intravenous containers

Advantages May Include

  • Can be sanitized using hot or cold water
  • combined with detergents and other
  • harsh chemical cleaners
  • Easily fit into self-lubricating devices
  • Lightweight
  • Complies with North American and
  • European regulations
  • Materials meet highest USP or FDA
  • standards
  • Dimensional precision
  • Chemical stability
  • Mechanical and temperature resistant
  • Machines well for design functionality
  • and ergonomics
  • Cost effective
  • Nonflammable
  • Delivers critical and emergency medication
  • quickly
  • Antimicrobial options prevent infections
  • Versatile; easily machined to precise
  • specifications

Materials

  • Acetal (POM)
  • Acrylic (PMMA)
  • Acrylonitrile-Butadiene-Styrene (ABS)
  • Ethylene-Chlorotrifluoroethylene (ECTFE)
  • High-Density Polyethlene (HDPE)
  • Nylon/Cast Nylon (PA)
  • Polycarbonate (PC)
  • Polyester Terephthalate Glycol Modified
  • (PETG)
  • Polyetherimide (PEI)
  • Polyethersulfone (PES)
  • Polyethylene (PE)
  • Polyethylene Terephthalate (PET)
  • Polyphenylene Sulfide (PPS)
  • Polypropylene (PP)
  • Polystyrene (PS)
  • Polyvinyl Chloride (PVC)
  • Polyvinylidene Fluoride (PVDF)

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