Proven packaging solutions for pharmaceutical and medical products
Folding cartons come in many different kinds, and they have proved their usefulness in a wide range of applications. The most common types are defined in the ECMA Code of the European Carton Makers Association. Faller Packaging offers you a wide selection of standardised folding cartons, all of which meet the strict requirements of the German Medicinal Products Act, the GMP guidelines and FDA requirements. Your choices include variants with the ECMA Codes A1xxx, A2xxx and A5xxx.
Standard folding cartons are usually glued on a flap that runs along the longitudinal join. At the bottom they are securely closed by means of tuck-in flaps or hooked bottom flaps.
Offset tuck-in flaps
Two dust flaps and one tuck-in flap are inserted at the bottom and top of the folding carton. This space-saving, economical solution is used especially for protecting lightweight objects from dust, light and moisture. The system can be additionally reinforced by means of insertion slots.
Opposite tuck-in flaps
The principle is the same as with offset tuck-in flaps except that here the flaps are on the same side.
Consists of four tuck-in flaps that interlock when the folding carton is put together. Thus the carton closes securely without the use of glue. This option is especially suitable for heavier products. A tuck-in flap at the top ensures easy opening and protects the contents from dust, light and moisture. The package is also very easy to fill.
Standard folding cartons take up very little space when flat. This saves costs in storage and transport. They can be easily and quickly folded into shape, either manually or by automatic machinery. This makes them practical and economical packaging solutions for a wide range of pharmaceutical and medical products.