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||Greetings from Indian Institute of Packaging!!!
You might be aware that Indian Institute of Packaging is an autonomous body and working under the administrative control of Ministry of Commerce and Industry, Government of India. The Institute was set up in 1966, with its head office at Mumbai and the branches are located at Kolkata, Chennai, Delhi, Hyderabad, Bangalore and Guwahati.
The Institute is involved to promote the export market by way of innovative package design and development and also to upgrade the packaging standards at National Level. Keeping in view of this objective, the Institute is involved to various activities like Testing and Certification of packaging materials and packages for domestic and export market, Training and Education, Consultancy and Projects, Research and Development for the development of alternative packaging materials, shelf life studies related to packaging. The Institute is providing these services to a large number of Industries across the country and also to its neighboring countries for the last 50 years.
As a part of our activities, the Institute has planned to organize two days National Conference on “Packaging of Pharmaceuticals and Its Safety Aspect” which will be held at hotel The Leela, Mumbai during 29th & 30th August, 2016 (Monday & Tuesday).
The main objective of this conference is to discuss about the usage of different polymeric and other packaging materials and also about their safety aspect for the packaging of oral as well as liquid pharmaceutical products. It is well known fact that in the recent days, there has been lot of confusion among the consumers on the safety aspects of various packaging materials in terms of their leaching / migration of residual monomer and other objectionable materials from polymeric material which might have harmful affect to human health. In this context, number of scientific studies have already been carried out and in the same line, the Institute is also carrying out a detailed study about the safety aspect including the estimation of heavy metal content of packaging materials being used for pharmaceuticals. With this background, the Institute has planned to organize this two days conference at Mumbai.
It is estimated that about 250 to 300 delegates comprising of packaging material suppliers, manufacturers of pharmaceuticals and formulations and also the consumers will be attending this conference. In addition, we are also taking a special effort to invite the doctors to attend this conference to have a firsthand knowledge and information about the safe usage of packaging materials for pharmaceuticals.
Thanking you and looking forward to receive your response at the earliest,