Pharmaceutical Glass is designated a particular Type if it complies with the requirements of a specific pharmacopoeia, e.g. EP (European Pharmocopoeia), USP (United States Pharmacopoeia) and JP (Japanese Pharmacopoeia). All pharmaceutical glass vials will be manufactured in-line with the below information.
Also known as "neutral," type 1 is a borosilicate glass with good chemical resistance. It is used for pharmaceuticals requiring the least reactive containers.
Typical Type I products
A treatment applied to the internal surface of the glass reduces ion exchange, making this category suitable for solutions administered intravenously.
Typical Type II products
This is a soda-lime glass and is the type most commonly manufactured.
Typical Type III products
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