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Syringes exhibit significantly different defect types and breakage patterns. They also are subjected to differing problematic conditions than observed for other pharmaceutical glassware, such as vials. These differences can be attributed to their unique shape, alternative manufacturing methods and the specialized nature of their usage conditions.
Nevertheless, a combination of fracture analysis skills and a thorough understanding of the manufacturing process, filling process, and usage conditions, will provide a wealth of information that allows for the identification of the root cause of the breakage. In the majority of cases it is possible to distinguish between breakage that results from glass manufacturing conditions, filling line issues, or even those due to subsequent usage.
Understanding the differences associated with syringes (and cartridges or pens) ensures that the results of your fracture analysis will be valuable. Want to learn more about pharmaceutical breakage issues? Attend our Seminar “Testing and Fracture Diagnosis of Pharmaceutical Glassware” this Fall in Butler, PA Sep 27th-29th or Munich, Germany Oct 24th-26th.