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They came to know about the labelling requirements and packaging guidelines for Drugs and Cosmetics.
The student will be able to identify suitable packaging material for the given formulation. Also will be able to determine the testing required for packaging evaluation.
Fundamentals of packaging - Definition, functions of packaging, types and selection of package, Packaging hazards, interaction of package and contents, materials and machine interface, Environmental and recycling considerations – life cycle assessment Package Design – Fundamentals, factors influencing design, stages in package development. Packaging materials - Major Plastic packaging materials viz. Polyolefins, Polystyrene, Polyvinylchloride, Polyesters, Polyamides (Nylons), Polycarbonate and newer materials such as High Nitrile Polymers, Polyethylene Napthalate (PEN), Nanomaterials, biodegradable materials – properties and applications, recycling; Wood, Paper, Textile, Glass, Metals – Tin, Steel, aluminum, Labelling materials, Cushioning Materials – properties and areas of application.
Conversion technology - Extrusion – Blown film, cast film, sheet, multilayer film & sheet, Lamination, Injection molding, Blow molding, Thermoforming; Cartoning Machinery, Bottling, Can former, Form Fill and Seal machines, Corrugated box manufacturing machineries, Drums – types of drums, molded pulp containers, Closures, Application of Robotics in packaging. Surface treatment for printing, Printing processes – offset, flexo, gravure and pad printing.
Specialty packaging - Aerosol packaging, Shrink and Stretch wrapping, Blister packaging, Anti-static packaging, Aseptic packaging, Active packaging, Modified Atmospheric Packaging, Openable package; Cosmetic packaging, Hardware packaging, Textile packaging, Food packaging; Child resistant and Health care packaging, Export packaging, Lidding, RFID in packaging.
Testing - Package Testing – Drop test, Impact test, Vibration Test, Stacking and Compression test, Packaging Materials Testing: Mechanical – Tensile, tear burst, impact, compression test, Elongation, barrier properties – WVTR test, Adhesion test, Optical – Gloss, haze and clarity; Chemical Resistance test – solvents and chemicals, solubility test, burning test, solvent retention; Hardness and corrosion test for metals; Clarity and brittleness test for glass.
Major Plastic packaging materials viz. Polyolefins, Polystyrene, Polyvinylchloride, Polyesters, Polyamides (Nylons), Polycarbonate and newer materials such as High Nitrile Polymers, Polyethylene Napthalate (PEN), Nanomaterials. (Pharmaceutical packaging material , packaging materials)
Collect and describe about 2 different types of packaging materials. packaging materials
Write a 2-page review on recent developments on robotic packaging. Robotics in pharma industry
Collect any two types of specialty packaging material and elaborate on them. specialty packaging material
List the standard values for packaging testing provided in 3 different pharmacopeias. (video)