Packaging 101 for new industrialists

This is a short informational note for all those budding entrepreneurs just getting into second gear with their new business developments. If they foresee that their premises are going to be industrial in nature, then they can also foresee secure and proper packaging of all their manufactured goods. It would normally depend on the nature of the goods, how sensitive or vulnerable they may be to external pollutants, but in essence, it matters not. All goods must be secured correctly to ensure that they are not damaged and will be safe for recipients to use, as the case may be.

While new environmental considerations have entered the packaging frame, you will be legally mandated to ensure that your packaging processes are properly and securely carried out. Not doing so could put your business at risk, in more ways than one. A chain reaction could set in. Not only are you heavily encumbered with fines, your damaged goods are costly to your business. And then there is still the potential to medically harm innocent bystanders.

The focus has, however, moved more towards sealing all dangerous goods. These are goods and materials that could be hazardous to the public if exposure is allowed. You will always find a more vigilant approach being taken to medical packaging given what medical inventories will include. This will be anything from drugs to hypodermic needles. The reason for sealing such goods should be obvious, but let us emphasize this necessity. Instruments required for clinical use need to be fully sealed so as to ensure that they are not exposed to germs, bacteria and diseases.

Drug inventories must be packaged with its correct expiry dates because these drugs lose relevance and can even do harm if taken beyond the expiry date.