Pharmaceutical Type-1 Glass
At Piramal Glass, we have been working hard to develop ourselves as a reliable partner in glass primary packaging for the global pharmaceuticals industry. With the changing market dynamics, the global pharmaceuticals industry standards are becoming more stringent. The industry is focusing on greater operational effectiveness to tackle the tough market scenario.
Today, we have become a leading and trusted supplier of moulded flint and amber glass containers for the global Pharmaceuticals industry with a dedicated capacity of 420 tonnes per day (TPD) for type-I, II, and III amber and flint bottles and vials.
We are also recognized among the top three companies in the world with a comprehensive in-house capability to produce borosilicate type-1 moulded glass containers, for which we have a dedicated facility. Our facilities meet both present and future customer requirements and stringent pharmaceutical industry standards.
Our manufacturing plant in Kosamba, India have a dedicated facility to manufacture type-I borosilicate glass for moulded pharmaceutical packaging products. This type of glass is suitable for very complex pharmaceutical products such as injectable drugs because of its excellent hydrolytic resistance and low alkaline leach rate. This facility is certified for ISO 15378:2011, a Good Manufacturing Practice (GMP) system meant for primary packaging in pharmaceutical industry. Our human resource is fully trained according to the applicable GMP norms to ensure the highest maintainable quality. Our tyoe-1 facility produces products in accordance with the common pharmacopoeia requirements. The USFDA and the Canada Health have assigned us the respective Drug Master File (DMF) numbers. We have specialized facilities to develop no-wash category bottles, which are equipped with control rooms to monitor temperature, relative humidity, air flow, microbe, and particle count. This facility is also equipped with clean rooms.
Focus on manufacturing particulate-free glass packaging
The global pharmaceutical regulators, like the USFDA, are strongly committed to eliminating particulate in injectable drugs to improve patient safety. Our facility will ensure manufacturing of particulate-free and contamination-free type-1 glass containers.
Controlled environment for packaging and inspection
Controlled environment for packaging and inspection – The cold-end of the type-1 facility is developed into a closed unit, so all inspection and packaging operations take place in a controlled environment. We have state-of-the-art camera based inspection systems to auto inspect the defects. The new cold-end layout has reduced the number of actions involved in the process.
Premium Cosmetics & Perfumery Facility
In the Cosmetics, Perfumery, and Skin-care segment we have one of the largest dedicated production capacities in the world, with over 600 tons per day. We offer an entire gamut of premium flaconnage solution to the marquee customers in more than 50 countries. In the key markets of West Europe (especially in France, Spain, and Italy) and in the USA, we are one of the major players. We have 17 of the world’s top 20 brands as our customers. The fact that every third nail polish bottle in the world is manufactured by us speaks volumes of the trust which our customers have on us.
We manufacture a wide range of glass bottles and jars and we have a strong design portfolio on offer for Cosmetics, Perfumery, and Skin-care segment. Some of the most reputed global brands have gained from our skill and design expertise in the field of premium glass packaging. We work with our customers through their product launch life-cycle to conceptualize, design, and produce a personalized glass packaging solution that exemplifies the brand value, market requirements, and product concept. Our design experts for glass and decoration collaborate with our customer’s product and marketing teams to transform the initial concept to a technical drawing and artwork to a 3D modelling to a mould design, with inputs from experienced in-house glass-technology specialists.
For premium perfumery segment, we have a dedicated and modern infrastructure with an expertise to manage complex profiles, thick bottom, off-centric neck, and tall bottles. Our premium perfume line is designed with straight-conveyors to handle such complex bottle shapes and the furnace is built using European refractory for all glass contact areas, the entire batch-path is lined with stainless steel, thus preserving glass clarity and avoiding contamination. The manufacturing lines have a four side fire-polishing facility for a finer surface finish and capability to develop stainless steel mould for superior skin finish. We also have a dedicated furnace to produce feeder colour bottles. We are using magnetic separation system and 100 percent snow-white Quartz to provide better glass clarity. We have implemented vertical load test targeting 100 kg as per market requirement with a minimum of 70 kg in general. At the cold-end area, we have online automatic inspection systems from Emhart (USA) and Visiglas (France) in a closed, air-conditioned, dust and contamination free environment.