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Pharmaceutical products play a big role in supporting our health and wellbeing millions of us consume them every day. How we package those pharmaceutical products is vital to a safe and thriving healthcare system.

WHY IS MEDICINE PACKAGING IMPORTANT?

The pharmaceutical industry is heavily regulated, with strict controls to guarantee that pharma companies provide quality, safe and secure products. Similarly, pharmaceutical packaging manufacturers must meet stringent standards to ensure products reach consumers in quality, safe and secure packaging.

PRODUCT PROTECTION

Pharmaceutical and medicinal packaging must be non-reactive, shield its contents from environmental factors such as light, moisture and air, and preserve the medication’s efficacy. Packaging must also be durable so it doesn’t deteriorate before the drug expires.

PRESENTATION

Unlike the often eye-catching packaging used in other sectors, labelling and packaging for pharmaceuticals must be clear and easy to read to prevent mix-ups and help healthcare workers and consumers easily understand what they’re using.

CLEAR INFORMATION

Packaging also conveys essential product and manufacturing information such as dosage instructions, expiry dates and potential side effects.

CONSUMER SAFETY

Tamper-proof seals and child-resistant lids enhance safety and prevent unwanted access to medications, reducing the risk of misuse or accidental ingestion.

COUNTERFEIT PREVENTION

Like it or not, some medicines are used for illicit reasons, including being susceptible to counterfeit versions. Counterfeit prevention methods in medicine packaging include tamper seals, colour coding of batches and security holograms.

WHO NEEDS PACKAGING FOR PHARMACEUTICALS?

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PHARMACEUTICAL COMPANIES

Pharma manufacturers rely on pharmaceutical packaging suppliers to supply robust drug packaging solutions that protect their products during storage, transport and distribution.

HEALTHCARE PROVIDERS

Hospitals, medical clinics and pharmacies depend on secure and user-friendly pharma packaging to dispense medications safely to patients.

CONSUMERS

We all count on medicinal packaging to help us administer medications accurately and receive the best treatment outcomes possible.

WHY IS MEDICINE PACKAGING IMPORTANT?

The pharmaceutical industry is heavily regulated, with strict controls to guarantee that pharma companies provide quality, safe and secure products. Similarly, pharmaceutical packaging manufacturers must meet stringent standards to ensure products reach consumers in quality, safe and secure packaging.

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PLASTICS

Various types of plastics are commonly used for bottles, vials, droppers and blister packs. They’re durable and cost-effective to make in bulk.

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GLASS

Amber and clear glass are also used for liquid medicine bottles, droppers and vials. Amber glass is used for UV protection.

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PAPER AND CARDBOARD

Paperboard is a cost-effective material for secondary and tertiary packaging, including custom pharma packaging, pharmaceutical cartons, inserts and shipping boxes.

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FOILS

Foils are used as sealants, such as on the tops of bottles and blister packs.

TYPES OF PHARMACEUTICAL PACKAGING

WE SPECIALISE IN WHAT IS KNOWN AS SECONDARY PACKAGING

This doesn’t directly touch pharma products but often contains the primary packaging and offers protection, important printed product information and branding. This is what we can do for you.

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PAPERBOARD PHARMACEUTICAL PACKAGING BOXES AND CARTONS

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PRINTED PRODUCT LEAFLETS

PRIMARY PACKAGING

This comes into direct contact with the pharma product and must be stable, sterile and secure. We do not produce these items.

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BOTTLES AND VIALS

Ideal for holding liquid medications and bulk pills.

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BLISTER PACKS

Provide individual unit doses of solid medications such as pills.

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MEASURING CUPS AND DROPPERS

TERTIARY PACKAGING

This holds bulk quantities of secondary packaging, protects them during transport and helps with shelf display. We do not produce these items.

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Heavy duty paperboard

Provide individual unit doses of solid medications such as pills.

PHARMA PACKAGING IN AUSTRALIA

The Australian medicinal packaging market is relatively small, so local pharma packaging manufacturers don’t typically produce much primary packaging in Australia.

Instead, a pharmaceutical company usually imports primary packaging, for example sunscreen bottles and tablet blister packs, and some secondary packaging, that have been manufactured in bulk overseas and pre-filled with the particular pharmaceutical product.

Domestic pharmaceutical packaging suppliers then “rework” these products by producing local product information labels, applying these to the imported packaging, reboxing the products into locally made transportable pharmaceutical cartons, and selling and distributing these in our domestic market.

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HOW CAN SMALL BUSINESSES HELP MAKE DRUG PACKAGING ENVIRONMENTALLY FRIENDLY?

You may not think sustainability and medical product packaging go together, especially with the many levels of packaging, the medical industry’s reliance on single-use, non-recyclable components suchas syringes, gloves and scrubs, and managing the risk of contamination.

But small businesses can contribute to environmentally sustainable practices, especially by working with pharmaceutical packaging companies that are innovating as consumers demand sustainable options and governments adopt stronger sustainability regulations.

GO ECO-FRIENDLY

Choose packaging materials that are recyclable, biodegradable or compostable.

REDUCE PACKAGING WASTE

Implement strategies to minimise excess packaging and optimise material usage, reducing waste generation across the supply chain

PACKAGING DESIGN

If you’re using multiple materials, design packaging that can be more easily disassembled to recycle individual components.

CHOOSE SUSTAINABLE PHARMA PACKAGING MANUFACTURERS

Partner with suppliers that prioritise sustainability through energy and waste-saving production methods and eco-friendly inks and papers—like Rawson Print & Packaging!

WHY CHOOSE RAWSON FOR YOUR PHARMA PACKAGING SOLUTIONS?

We’re proud to deliver superior pharmaceutical packaging services tailored to your needs

LOCAL MARKET EXPERTISE

We produce secondary and tertiary fibre-based packaging and cartons to rigorous pharmaceutical standards. We work with other suppliers, including label producers and reworking companies, who fill our packaging with reworked products and deliver these Australia-wide.

QUALITY ASSURANCE

Our in-house quality assurance program and precision-engineered packaging solutions guarantee product integrity, compliance and safety—which is why we’re the trusted supplier for more than 1 0 pharmaceutical companies who audit us annually.

CUSTOM PHARMA PACKAGING

From design prototypes to tailored printing solutions, we’ll work closely with you to create packaging solutions that align with your brand identity and product specifications.

COMMITMENT TO SUSTAINABILITY

We’re dedicated to environmentally responsible practices and offer a range of eco-friendly packaging options. Our closed loop manufacturing means all our printing and packaging manufacturing occurs in our Sydney factory, and waste products are collected and reused or recycled. This saves energy, packaging materials, chemicals and water.

Pharmaceutical packaging manufacturers aren’t all the same

Our four decades of award-winning printing and packaging results make us stand out from other pharmaceutical packaging companies. Contact us to discuss how we can work together to transform your pharma packaging needs.

our commitment to quality

ISO 9001 Quality and ISO 12647 Colour Accredited

What our clients say

Our clients are more than just transactional customers; they’re our valued partners. We’ve built longstanding partnerships with clients of all kinds, from small local businesses to leading Australian and global brands across many sectors, to create exceptional printing and packaging solutions. But don’t just take our word for it!

Please Note: We do not produce corrugated items.

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