Information on the types of glass used in the bottles and vials.

Type I Glass – Containers made of Type I Borosilicate glass are generally used for preparations that are intended for parenteral administration.  Highly resistant borosilicate glass.
Type I Borosilicate Glass has the most stringent extractable standard. Our glass vials are borosilicate glass.

Type II Glass – Treated soda lime glass.
Type II Treated Soda Lime Glass Formula (Type 3) has been treated in the annealing oven (lehr) with sulfur to reduce alkali solubility. This treatment produces a very slight tinted appearance.

Type III Glass – Soda lime glass.
Type III Soda Lime Glass has been tested and shown to have a specified extractive level. Soda glasses not meeting Type III qualification are classified as USP type NP. Our bottles and jars are Type III Soda Lime Glass.

Type NP Glass – General purpose soda lime glass.  
Colors
1) Flint (clear)
2) Amber -Ideal for light-sensitive compounds which need protection from light or ultraviolet rays.

Our bottles go through a Vacuum and Ionization cleaning process which removes contaminants such as loose dirt, carton lint, aerosols, and fine glass particles.
V&I Cleaning Process:
1) Compressed air passes through a condensate separator and coalescing filter to remove aerosols and fine dust particles.
2) Next, the air passes through an absorbent filter to remove gases.
3) A vacuum draws the particulate-laden atmosphere out of the container.
4) Individually cleaned closures are immediately placed on the container.

Article Title:
Information on the types of glass used in the bottles and vials.
Article Summary:
Brief descriptions of Type I, II, and III glass.
Article Date:
3/18/2009
Article ID:
571
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