Application Note

IR Spec Analysis of Plastic Pharmaceutical Packaging Materials to USP 661.1

IR Spec analysis of plastic pharmaceutical packaging materials


Packaging is defined as a means of providing protection, identification, and containment of a product during storage and transport until it is consumed. The pharmaceutical packaging industry has an estimated value of $68.7 billion, and when it comes to their packaging quality, it is essential that suitable physical, chemicals and biological properties are upheld to ensure integrity of the product and to meet relevant standards.

The PerkinElmer Spectrum Two FT-IR Spectrometer with UATR accessory provides a fast and robust method for determination of pharmaceutical packaging material. Furthermore, when used in conjunction with the Spectrum 10TM Enhanced Security, packaging can be easily analyzed while fulfilling requirements of 21 CFR part 11 compliance.