Medicines or Vitamins are those medical compounds, which help us to take care of our body. These vitamins help our body fight virus or infections. Vitamins are very sensitive and it is very important to take care of them. There are several factors for which it is important such as Patient safety, the efficiency of the medicine, to maintain uniformity of the medicine and to control the degradation of oxygen in the medicine. That’s why packing is considered as an integral part of the medical department. Vitamin Packaging is a very crucial concept because they need a different kind of packaging. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) introduced standards for the packaging of medicines. Packaging companies have to meet all these regulatory standards.
Packing material plays a very important role here; it can affect the life of vitamins. Whole plastic is very much dangerous, because vitamins soak the plastic partials in them, which can leave a very bad effect on the human body. To prevent vitamins all from all these bad effects, there are some healthy methods of Vitamin packaging are available like modified atmosphere packaging (MAP), vent packing (VP) and automatic misting (AM). These packaging techniques help to maintain the quality and moisture of the vitamins.
Another material, which is used in the case of bottles, is glass and plastic. If the plastic bottle contains only the tablets, then it has no effect on them, but if it contains liquid, then they are very harmful to human body. If the vitamins are stored more than four months is can create an acidic reaction with the material, which is not good to intake. Sometimes foil or a combination of foil and some other material is also used as a packing material. Foils alone can also affect the vitamin’s quality, but yes; foil can make a good combination with other materials used to pack vitamins.
There are a lot of rules and regulations which have to be followed by companies while vitamin packaging. First and most important is packing material should be adequate, waterproof, flexible, greaseproof and heat-sealable. Other standards include a chill environment for the medicine to maintain during shipment, material related information, easily usable packets, etc. Companies have to follow all these standards. Then the packaging is being tested by high officials. Without approval, nobody can sell these vitamins in the market. These tests include free fall drop test, edge-wise drop test, pendulum impact test, vibration test (repetitive shocks), sinusoidal motion test, and Inline impact test. After qualifying in all these tests, a company can deliver their packed vitamins in the market.
Conclusion: Vitamin Packaging is a very sensitive task. We can maintain the quality and life of the vitamins by choosing a good packaging material.