India to ban plastic packaging for liquid pharmaceutical products and the response of Petcore Europe

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November 05, 2014 - Earlier this week the Indian Government said it will ban the use of PET bottles in direct packaging of liquid pharmaceutical products. Read more about that issue by clicking on the news links below:

http://www.in-pharmatechnologist.com/Regulatory-Safety/Auf-Wiedersehen-PET-India-to-ban-plastic-bottles-for-liquid-drugs http://www.icis.com/resources/news/2014/10/28/9832924/india-bans-plastic-packaging-for-liquid-pharmaceutical-products

Very few reasons are given for this decision although some pressure groups have alleged issues arising with the use of PET in the packaging of pharmaceuticals, particularly when subjected to the high temperatures resulting from exposure to strong direct sunlight in India. There is no technically accredited research available to support these claims and Petcore Europe has written to the Indian Authorities voicing its concerns at their approach. This letter can be read by clicking on the PDF file below the picture.