The European Carton Makers Association (ECMA) has released Best Practice Guidelines for Pharmaceutical Secondary Packaging, demonstrating the core focus that the European pharma folding carton sector has on patient and consumer health & safety.
These new guidelines complement existing quality management systems such as PS9000 / ISO9001 / ISO 15378 and include folding carton specifics.
“Safe packaging is essential to meet the requirements and expectations set by pharmaceutical companies, legislators, patients and consumers,” said Mike Turner, ECMA Managing Director. “These new guidelines are an information and management tool that can be adopted by converters and audited through proper implementation. It focuses on all aspects of the order handling & manufacturing process of folding carton products for the pharmaceutical sector”.
ECMA represents more than 500 carton producers with a current workforce of 60,000+ located across nearly all countries in the European Economic Area – this equates to more than 80 percent of the €13 bill European folding carton market.