Ampoules for Valuable Drugs
Dimensions and Cosmetics
For an outstanding processability, SCHOTT provides tight geometric tolerances thanks to 100% camera inspection for tubing and containers. Low cosmetic defect levels are a result of cosmetic defect detection during the tube drawing process and an avoidance of glass-to-glass contact during container forming.
A broad range of ampoule sizes enable us to tailor the primary packaging solution to your specific requirement.
Form and Nominal Volume
The opening form of an ampoule is determined by the filling equipment. SCHOTT ampoules forms follow your filling equipment needs that process millions of glass ampoules every day. In general they can be distinguished as:
- Open ampoules with form B and C (1-30 ml)
- Closed ampoules with D (1-30 ml)
- SCHOTT ampoules – Marzocchi (1-20 ml)
Reduced alkalinity is a challenge when it comes to the storage of water for injection or sensitive drugs, since pH shift can occur and disturb the drug stability over its shelf-life. SCHOTT provides the answer in the form of FIOLAX® CHR (Controlled Hydrolitic Resistance), which fullfills and complies with PH.Eur., USP and JP international standards.
Every day, worldwide, millions of glass ampoules are used for injectable drugs. The opening of an ampoule is ultimately a controlled glass breakage and one of the main challenges for healthcare professionals. We offer all type of break systems following ISO breaking force range or tighter:
Glide Finish is an outer surface treatment intended to solve the climbing and sticking effect during processing. This is applied after the annealing step. We recommend simple brushing.
Material / Glass Type
SCHOTT ampoules are produced using a choice of glass materials, each with their own individual properties for specific applications. These materials include:
- FIOLAX® clear and amber
- FIOLAX® (CHR) clear
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