Glass is the optimal material for the storage of pharmaceutical products. The market needs for pharmaceutical glass containers increase and the requirements in terms of mechanical resistance, chemical durability, production flexibility and costs become more and more stringent. The composition of glass, as well the manufacturing processes, have been changing over the years to fulfill the requirements of the pharma industry, and the efforts to optimize both are far to be at the end. This session addresses the main topics in the field, starting from contributions by the members of ICG Technical Committee TC12 – Pharma Packaging.
Topics to be covered include but are not limited to:
- Advances in glass compositions
- Advances in production processes
- Chemical properties and interaction of glass with drugs (extractable, leachable, delamination, etc.)
- Mechanical resistance of pharmaceutical glass containers
- Regulatory issues
- Analytical issues
The session will end with a round table on the hot topics in the field.