Prescription information going online will impact packaging

SMI at InnoPack pharma conference

The SMI stand at the InnoPack pharma conference. Photo PSA

SMI Coated Products showcased its products at the 4th annual InnoPack pharma conference held in Mumbai on 18 and 19 June 2015. The Mumbai based company promoted and talked about solutions such as curb diameter indicators and how they can be used. Moreover, various environmentally friendly solutions, and filmic liners, amongst other solutions were promoted. Being one of India’s leading manufacturers of pressure-sensitive labelstock, SMI has a wide gamut of products in its stable.

“We met many people who came from packaging departments of various pharmaceutical companies and discussed many aspects of packaging with them during the two days. Environment friendliness was the hot topic of discussion and rightly so,” said Ajay Mehta, founder of SMI Coated Products. Mehta was also a speaker at the event and presented a labelstock manufacturers’ point of view on the issue of migration.

Mehta said that the InnoPack conference is a great platform where users, consumers and solutions providers come together and spread and seek knowledge. “It is always interesting when stakeholders across sectors congregate at a single place to spread knowledge about latest developments, trends, innovations and InnoPack facilitates this,” Mehta added.

Commenting on some interesting developments in pharma packaging, Mehta said that in Western countries there is a new trend where prescription information is being put online, which has a big impact on packaging. “Although this has not happened in India yet, with our country being a big exporter of pharmaceuticals, we can not remain insulated from this new trend. With prescription information going online, there will be a change in the size of packaging. The size will reduce which is very good from the environmental point of view but Indian companies will need to be ready for this change,” he concluded.

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