[China Packaging Network News] With the improvement of people's living standards, health awareness has been continuously enhanced, which has promoted the development of the pharmaceutical industry and promoted the development of the pharmaceutical packaging industry. In addition, under the influence of environmental awareness, degradable packaging materials have become the highlight of this development wave. The degradable material is characterized by convenient storage and transportation, as long as it is kept dry, does not need to be protected from light, and has a wide application range, and can be used not only for agricultural mulch films, packaging bags, but also for medicine.
Degradable materials for medical packaging
According to the "2012-2016 China Pharmaceutical Products Industry In-depth Research and Investment Strategic Planning Analysis Report" released by Shangpu Consulting, the advantages of some domestic medical plastic products are gradually reduced.
With the continuous development of technology, a variety of products have been developed for degradable plastics. The society's understanding of degradable materials is deepening, demand is increasing, market acceptance is increasing, and the application of degradable plastics in the pharmaceutical industry will become increasingly widespread. This new biodegradable package will be automatically decomposed into water, carbon dioxide, inorganic salts and biomass energy after being treated by special processes. It will be used in the pharmaceutical industry to promote the better development of the pharmaceutical industry.
Traditional plastic products versus biodegradable plastics
The raw material of traditional plastic products is polyethylene, which is closely related to people's daily life. Its low price, convenient and practical is the most common and widely used consumer goods. It is undeniable that it does bring convenience to people's lives, but the convenience at this time brings long-term harm. The traditional plastic structure is stable, is not easily degraded by natural microbial bacteria, and does not separate in the natural environment for a long time. This means that if waste plastic waste is not recycled, it will become a pollutant in the environment for a long time and accumulate, which will cause great harm to the environment.
Degradable plastics are human- and environmental-friendly items made from plant straw, etc., unlike three synthetic plastics. Degradable plastic waste can be decomposed by itself under the action of biological environment. It is harmless to humans and the environment and belongs to green packaging.
Tests have shown that most of the degradable plastics begin to thin, lose weight, decrease in strength and gradually break into pieces after exposure for 3 months in the general environment. If these fragments are buried in rubbish or soil, the degradation effect is not obvious.
Prospects for the development of biodegradable plastics
With the improvement and implementation of the national plasticization policy, the development prospects of degradable materials are getting better and better, and the market acceptance of biodegradable new materials is increasing. The national policies and supporting measures for the sunrise industry will be more and more perfect. The two hundred projects being implemented (establishing 100 new material bases and selecting 100 enterprises) will better take the lead and demonstration role, continuously promote the technological progress of the industry and realize the requirements of circular economy.