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Even though glass is a delicate material and can easily break when dropped, when used as a packaging material, glass has many rewards. Many industries use glass for packaging materials because of the benefits that glass offers as a packaging material.

Below, we discuss some of the main advantages of glass packaging. This article also discusses various types of glass packaging.

Temperature Resistant

This property is cherished where the products must be kept at a specific temperature, so they do not suffer damage. For some products, the slightest temperature change can affect a product’s properties. Glass is excellent at regulating temperature because it doesn’t react to temperature changes by leaking chemicals or losing structure.

Does Not Leak

Plastic produces a chemical known as Bisphenol A (BPA). It is said that when some products mix with BPA, the brain and blood pressure can be negatively affected. While scientific studies are yet to confirm this, using glass to package sensitive products eliminates the hazard.  

Can Be Easily Sterilized

Sterilizing glass is quite easy compared to sterilizing other types of packaging materials. When exposed to high boiling temperatures, glass can hold structure.

Types of Glass Packaging for Pharmaceuticals

The following are the types of glass that can be used for packaging products;

  • Type I glass has a low coefficient of expansion and thus is resistant to heat and cold. This glass is chemically inert and highly resistant to chemical substances and thermal shock. They are perfect for packaging parenteral medications, non-parenteral medications, and injections.
  • Type II glass is unaffected by water and more chemically inert than type I glass. However, its melting point is lower. Containers made of type I glass are used for parenteral and non-parenteral preparations.
  • Type III glass has moderate hydrolytic resistance and chemical resistance. This type of glass is not very tolerant to sudden temperature changes. Therefore, it can crack.  Companies use packaging materials made from this type of glass to package solids and moisture-less preparations, such as powders and tablets.
  • Type IV glass is used to make packaging for products meant for topical or oral use.

Reach Out to Arichem Limited for All Your Packaging Glass Jam Jars and Bottles Solutions

At Arichem Limited, we supply the highest quality glass jam jars. Our products are all subject to the same quality assurance procedures and processes. Contact us today for enquiries.