SCHOTT AG

Pharma Packaging Excellence

SCHOTT is a leading international technology group in the areas of specialty glass and glass-ceramics. The company has more than 130 years of outstanding development, materials and technology expertise and offers a broad portfolio of high-quality products and intelligent solutions. With its comprehensive know-how and a worldwide production network, SCHOTT is a valued partner for the pharmaceutical industry and covers a large part of the entire value chain from tubing to packaging and services.

De Facto Standard: FIOLAX® Glass Tubes

Every year, SCHOTT Pharmaceutical Tubing produces more than 150,000 tons of glass tubing in its production sites in Europe, South America and Asia. Over the last 100 years, SCHOTT’s FIOLAX® glass tubes have become the de facto standard for glass packaging in the pharmaceutical industry. Thanks to its high hydrolytic resistance, FIOLAX® glass tubing preserves the efficacy of medicine and reduces the risk of interaction with packaging to a minimum. As a Type I glass (Type I Class B, as per ASTM E438 standard) it meets all pharmacopeia requirements in Europe, the USA and Japan. Moreover, with the recently introduced perfeXionTM process, SCHOTT pushes towards a zero-defect philosophy in pharmaceutical glass tubing production and aims to contributing to patients’ safety from the very beginning of the value chain.

High-Quality Primary Packaging

With regard to parenteral packaging SCHOTT Pharmaceutical Systems is one of the world’s leading suppliers for the pharmaceutical industry. With more than 600 production lines in 13 countries, it produces over 10 billion syringes, vials, ampoules, cartridges and special articles for the pharma industry each year. A broad range of container geometries, quality levels and controlled surface chemistry enable us to tailor the primary packaging solution to our customers` specific needs. Recent innovations include adaptiQ™ sterile and nested vials and SCHOTT Vials Delamination Controlled. With new innovative solutions SCHOTT enables pharma companies to react quicker to new industry trends, add more flexibility to our customer’s supply chain, and speed up time to market for new or already existing drug products.

Independent Analysis and Studies

For the risk assessment of a product, pharmaceutical companies must carry out appropriate tests and investigations. SCHOTT pharma services supports them through a wide range of services. In recent decades, SCHOTT has gathered extensive knowledge of materials, products and processes and the analysis of primary pharmaceutical packaging. Since 2009 SCHOTT offer this unique combination of research and market experience under the name SCHOTT pharma services. In addition to analyzing interactions between medicines and packaging systems, the investigation of fracture problems and container strength SCHOTT pharma services also identifies Extractables & Leachables.

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SCHOTT AG
Hattenbergstr. 10
D-55122, Mainz
Germany

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