Research database

This Research Database has been developed by HCPC Europe to create an overview of the available research in the field of patient-friendly and adherence packaging. The database is for all members of HCPC Europe. Members can register as a user to get access to the database. Is your organisation not a member yet? Then please register your organisation as a member or contact our Executive Director Ger Standhardt for more information.


Child safety and ease of use for elderly persons – Two important aspects for the manufacture of folding boxes for pharmaceuticals

The folding carton made of board with its many advantages regarding packaging ideas has become indispensable for the pharmaceuticals industry. It has established itself as inexpensive mass packaging means and is highly accepted by the end consumers due to its environmental friendliness as well as its promotional function and product safety. Therefore it is no wonder that the main part of the pharmaceutical packaging consists of board. When designing a folding box, the pharmaceutical industry needs to consider more and more the child safety and the easy use for senior citizens. This is required not only by legal specifications, but also by the responsibility for the consumer, which is made clear by the current rate of toxications. Intelligent packaging solutions make sure that pharmaceutical packaging made of board does not loose its attractiveness. On the contrary-child proof and senior friendly packaging can further increase the value for the end consumer. In order to rind the most reasonable alternative in each particular case, the pharmaceutical industry works closely together with the folding carton branch.