In recent years, the market of pharmaceutical plastic packaging materials and products growth rapidly, new materials, new techniques, new technologies, new products spring up. With the spring up of many new products, improved the old state of pharmaceutical packaging, pharmaceutical packaging has been changed from "a few herbs a line" into a high-speed high efficient way; its packaged form from ordinary glass bottled, wax packaging, plastic bottles into composite plastic bags of equipment, aluminum-plastic bubble cap. Along with the development of polymer materials, plastic packaging materials in the future of medical packaging will account for a growing share of the market.
China's development of medical plastic Although late start, but remarkable progress have been made over the past 10 years, applications area from disposable equipment, such as medicines, pharmaceutical packaging and disposable bottles, extended to the non-disposable equipment such as surgical instruments . It is reported that, at present, the pharmaceutical packaging industry has reached an annual output value of 15 billion yuan, the "11th Five-Year Plan" period will see a hefty increase to 100 billion yuan, which medical plastic products will account for 20% to 25%. 2005 domestic demand of pharmaceutical tablets, capsules plastic bottles has reached 4 billion. At present, plastic pharmaceutical packaging is the main form of plastic bottles, aluminum-plastic blister packaging, packaging, packaging bags, these tablets have been accounted for the packaging of more than 95 percent. Among them, 15 per cent of packaging, bag packaging accounted for 10%, plastic bottles and aluminum-plastic blister packaging account for more than 30 percent each, and it showed have a trend competitive with glass bottle packaging. Pill blister packaging is a new packaging developing with the using of plastic material polymer, with the good characteristics of convenient, easy to preserve, so that has become one of the main materials of modern medical packaging. According to statistics, by the end of 2005, the demand of PVDC PVC / PVDC, PVC / PE composite materials for domestic pharmaceutical packaging has reached 60,000 tons. The plastic materials for pharmaceutical packaging have many types, including PVC, PE, PP, PS, PET, nylon, etc. Amount them PE, PP and PET account for the largest proportion, the using of PVC is in reducing.
The Flexible Packaging Association of the United States reported, in the next five years, pharmaceutical packaging will become the second largest economic growth points of flexible packaging. The report also pointed out that besides medical supplies its own development is good, medical supplies packaging is also developing rapidly, with the heat can be controlled dose blister packaging extrusion molding alternative medicines in bulk or bottled packaging has become the trend in the plastic packaging pharmaceutical packaging market will be a huge space for development.