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Some of the applications for which the pharmaceutical industry utilizes packaging machinery include cream and lotion manufacturing, tablet and capsule filling and encapsulation. In addition to the pharmaceutical industry, this type of packaging equipment is also utilized by the nutraceutical industry, which produces and markets supplements like garlic tablets, fish oil capsules and other products. Read More…

Pharmaceutical Packaging Pharmaceutical packaging machines fulfill packaging and filling functions for the pharmaceutical industry. Since the pharmaceutical industry mostly deals with the distribution of medicines, the packaging machinery that they use must be flexible and able to handle various forms of matter, including liquids, powders and solids.
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Greeneville, TN  |  423-638-1284

With our longstanding history of being at the top of the market we are committed to bringing our customers only the best in quality, service and reliability.

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Bristol, PA  |  215-785-4548

We have been providing high-quality contract packaging for automotive, military, marine, medical, toy, household, personal care and consumer industries since 1979. At ActionPak, we offer shrink packaging, fulfillment services and more, plus on-time service to our valuable customers. If you would like more information about our services please give one of our representatives a call today!

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Grand Rapids, MI  |  616-827-8525

Praxis Packing Solutions has been one of the leading Contract packaging services for Food, beverage, and pharmaceuticals for more than 30 years. Praxis surrounds itself with industry professionals from each field to bring high-level expertise to each project.

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Grand Prairie, TX  |  972-660-6633

ProPac is a leading contract packaging service that services some of your top brands like Tyson, fritoLay, and HobbyLobby. ProPac has been solving nationwide packaging and fulfillment since 1971. With more than half a century of experience, ProPac delivers superior packaging services and supplies.

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Pro Pac $$$

Alpharetta, GA  |  470-275-9244

Summit Packaging Solutions is an award-winning contract packaging service. Summit provides an end-to-end solution for some of the top names in consumer-packaged goods. We strive for high-quality customer service to provide service you can trust. Summit’s award-winning design and expertise are provided to customers globally.

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The key difference between nutraceuticals and pharmaceuticals is that nutraceuticals are not approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and as a result do not have to adhere to their standards and regulations. Some of the standards required of pharmaceutical packaging are hypoallergenicity, child-resistance, tamper-resistance and other special properties that are unique or generally restricted to packaging for pharmaceutical products.

The most common type of packaging equipment used for pharmaceutical applications is a filling machine. Filling machines are used to take pre-made packaging, such as bottles or blister packs, and fill it with the correct amount of product; pharmaceutical product quantities can range anywhere from just a few pills to more than one hundred pills.

In addition to packaging machines to simply fill the pre-made packaging with tablets, capsules, cream, liquids and other products, there is a type of pharmaceutical packaging equipment referred to as a form-fill-seal machine, which boasts more features than a simple filling machine.

As the name suggests, a form-fill-seal machine has the capacity to form the packaging, fill the packaging with the appropriate product and then seal the packaging, most commonly through the application of heat. One of the most widely used and easily recognizable pharmaceutical packaging varieties is the translucent, brown medicine bottle.

While these are produced in large quantities for the dispensation of prescriptions, there is a wide range of other packaging varieties used for medicines; these include bags, pouches, cartons and many more examples. Typical supplies utilized in the packaging of pharmaceutical products include tape, film, dispensers, closures and packaging caps.

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