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GTS: Exploring the future of pharma glass packaging event

Glass Technology Services has announced the upcoming “Future of pharma glass packaging forum” on the 25th of September 2024. This forum will delve into the latest advancements, regulatory updates and innovative solutions shaping the pharmaceutical glass packaging industry.

The forum will feature expert speakers from Glass Technology Services who bring a wealth of knowledge and experience in mechanical testing methods, chemical durability, and glass analysis. Attendees can expect insightful discussions on failure analysis, quality assurance, glass properties and environmental considerations in pharmaceutical packaging.

With USP changing its definition of a Type 1 glass, and PDA updating its classifications of defects in empty glass containers, these regulatory updates affect how pharmaceutical companies package their products in glass. This event provides attendees with a comprehensive understanding of these changes and how they influence packaging choices. Topics such as reducing glass waste, identifying delamination and optimising packaging processes will also be explored to help professionals stay ahead in the evolving landscape of pharma glass packaging.

The Future of pharma glass packaging forum is a must-attend event for all members of the pharmaceutical packaging industry. Join us for a day of learning, collaboration, and innovation as we shape the future of pharma glass packaging together.

The event agenda

  • Introduction to Glass Technology Services
  • Overview of the regulatory updates: USP <660> PF issue 49(4) IRA official January 1, 2024.
  • We will discuss how these updates affect your packaging choices now you have more flexibility, inspection criteria and how to address non-conformances.
  • The benefits of using new, novel “type 1” vials which are not borosilicate.
  • What is delamination and its early signs? Support on the best packaging choices to avoid delamination.
  • What to do when you find breakages on the line. How fracture analysis will help identify key stages in processes to improve.
  • The future of pharma glass packaging – how we can reduce waste, opportunities for recycling, and innovations using borosilicate glass.

For more information and to register for the forum, visit Glass Technology Services website.

Contact Information
Glass Technology Services
9 Churchill Way, Chapeltown, Sheffield, S35 2PY
Phone: +44 (0) 114 290 1801

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