Pharmaceutical Type I Glass Tubing
With their low alkali content, chemical resistance, and optional UV protection, the various forms of FIOLAX® and BORO-8330™ glass provide a very low risk of drug-container interaction. Along with DENSOCAN® and DENSOPACK® transit protection, we offer all-round packaging solutions for the medical professional.
FIOLAX® Pro is a high-quality neutral borosilicate glass tubing (5.0 glass) of the Type I family for the production of pharmaceutical primary packaging containers.
FIOLAX® Pro is completely free of heavy metals, has excellent water resistance and an improved extractable profile of glass components and elemental impurities. It will meet the future needs of e.g., biotechnology pharmaceuticals. FIOLAX® Pro clear glass tubing lays the foundation for high-end quality in the production of vials, ampoules, syringes, and cartridges as well as for downstream processes in the value chain. Furthermore FIOLAX® Pro is intended to be produced with green energy in the near future, thus enables us to reduce the Product Carbon Footprint (PCF) of the tubing significantly.
- Optimized PCF as of 2025/2026 and available PCF data based on a transparent calculation method.
- Superior chemical quality due to an enhanced extractables and leachables profile.
- Free of heavy metals such as arsenic or antimony in the glass composition.
- Customizable specifications (Best value options) available to achieve tighter tolerances or lower defect rates for the most demanding applications.
- Compliance with all international regulations, including Ph.Eur., USP, ISO, JP, ChP, YBB, REACH, RoHS.
If you are planning (re)validating your pharmaceutical glass packaging solution, SCHOTT Tubing can provide a Technical Dossier for FIOLAX® Pro – a comprehensive data package containing vital product information and regulatory compliance certificates. Contained within the dossier are the outcomes of thorough studies conducted on FIOLAX® Pro, contributing to enable a reliable risk management. If you are interested, don't hesitate to contact us.
With its consistent composition, FIOLAX® clear is the premium global standard for pharmaceutical primary packaging. This unique glass has an outstanding track record for exceptional chemical and hydrolytic resistance, impermeability and neutrality.
These properties protect the contents from premature aging and loss of effectiveness. The combination of excellent material quality and narrow tolerances enable smooth machine operation with superior product standards. FIOLAX® clear is a secure packaging medium for injectable solutions and biotech products, and complies with international regulations, including Ph.Eur., USP, JP and YBB.
Customization is also possible, including even tighter tolerances or lower defect rates for the most demanding applications, as well as a variety of different tube end finishes and anti-scratch coating for safer transportation. We also offer FIOLAX® clear with controlled hydrolytic resistance (CHR) with certified quality of the tubing’s inner surface. In case you focus on enhanced mechanical durability, FIOLAX® clear with optimized Strength (OS) might be the appropriate solution.
FIOLAX® amber has all the benefits of FIOLAX® clear, but also offers protection for light-sensitive drug formulations against the degrading effects of ultraviolet and short-wave visible light. With these unique properties, FIOLAX® amber fulfills very strict packaging requirements for the protection of injectable medicines.
FIOLAX® amber has a proven track record for securing the long-term stability of light-sensitive drugs. Its ability to resist the harmful effects of UV light is certified on every FIOLAX® amber tubing pallet, and it fulfills the light-protection requirements of Ph. Eur. and USP, according to ISO standards. The stable composition of this Type I glass ensures a consistent color for the amber, which is created by the addition of iron and titanium oxide. As with FIOLAX® clear, FIOLAX® amber possesses outstanding material quality with narrow tolerances, resulting in smooth machine operation and superior product quality.
Further options include even tighter tolerances or lower defect rates for the most demanding applications, as well as a variety of different tube end finishes and anti-scratch coating for safer transportation.
Used especially for vials and ampoules, this Type I high borosilicate glass (3.3 glass) features high chemical and hydrolytic resistance, as well as outstanding resistance to thermal shock, and is highly suited for injectable solutions.
Like FIOLAX® clear and FIOLAX® amber, BORO-8330™ glass has a consistent composition. It’s also of free of alkaline earth metals and, for borosilicate glass, has minimum aluminum content. It’s also fully compliant with international regulatory standards, including Ph. Eur. and USP, and is especially popular in the United States. As with FIOLAX® glass, BORO-8330™ possesses outstanding material quality with narrow tolerances, which results in smooth machine operation and superior product quality.
Further customization options include different tube end finishes with open or closed ends, and an anti-scratch coating, which protects the tubing during transport.