We have presented many articles about recycling and inventions, which are the agenda of the world, to our valuable readers. The world’s agenda is of course now coronavirus and pandemic. How about looking at the developments in the medical industry together?
Plastic ampules are becoming increasingly popular in the pharmaceutical industry. Plastic ampules provide high performance in developing countries, where demand for low-cost packaging is significantly high.
Traditionally, glass has been used for the production of ampules. However, plastic is a low-cost material that is abundant and therefore its use reduces the cost of the ampule and is much easier to use. Although the low cost actually seems to be the primary reason for plastic ampules on their alternatives, the reasons such as recycling rate, ease of use, and no cutter are more dominant in our opinion.
Plastic as a material provides greater design flexibility and higher dimensional accuracy in manufacturing, but is not limited to many other advantages than glass. In addition, plastic ampules are usually the preferred material type for premium products that require extreme protection against foreign particle interference.
The global plastic ampul market is worth $ 186.6 million in 2019, and the market is expected to expand by 8.3% Compound Annual Growth Rate (CAGR) in the 2019-2027 forecast period.
Unit dose parenteral packaging is usually chosen by consumers over multi-dose packaging. In the United States, it seems inevitable that according to the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) regulations, it accounts for about 24% of unit dose plastic ampules for drug packaging, surpassing average growth opportunities, and leading the type of pharmaceutical packaging.
The pharmaceutical packaging market is expected to record the highest pace in the Asia Pacific region and account for about 22% of the global pharmaceutical industry. The pharmaceutical industry has a significant impact on the plastic ampoule market, which is the main end user of ampoules.
Ease of application and increased patient compliance
The use of plastic ampules eliminates the need to tear and cut the top of the pack to dispense the dose and makes it easier for the user to distribute the content in a controlled manner. The main factors driving the demand for plastic ampules are an increase in the geriatric population suffering from various chronic diseases, and also lower cost of plastic ampules..
Excessive drug filling in plastic ampoules
Plastic ampules offer fixed doses that help pharmaceutical companies control costs by reducing excessive drug intake and consequently inefficiencies in the production process. Single-dose or multi-dose plastic ampules compensate for human errors, as they provide the correct filling dose. Therefore, the use of plastic ampules is especially advantageous for companies dealing with expensive drugs.