Creating Child-Resistant, Easy to Open Medical Packaging

Child-resistant medical packaging

Medical packaging must perform several functions, such as protection, product benefits, and reassure FDA guidelines. One thing that packaging professionals must consider when designing medical packages is child-resistant solutions. 

Child safety is a crucial factor in medicine packaging. It is one of the best ways companies can reduce the risk of child poisoning.

Since its introduction in the early 1970s, child-resistant packaging has become a staple in medical packaging.

Hands-on Testing Must be Used in Child-Resistant Packaging

For companies to successfully launch their medical packaging, testing is needed. ISO 8317:205 is a testing standard for re-closable, child-resistant solutions for any medicinal product. 

Under the observation of an experienced researcher, children are given a new, unused package to try and open within 5 minutes. 

Child-Resistant Blister Packs 

Child-resistant blister packs work differently from other solutions. Children typically don’t push tablets through the packaging foil as the design intends. As a result, packaging companies simply need to integrate either a simple or complex multilaminate. 

Pioneer Packaging Provides High-Level Medical Packaging Solutions

With over 35 years of experience, Pioneer Packaging has provided exceptional packaging solutions in a number of industries. Contact us today to learn how we can help with your medical packaging.

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