Branding and customization options


Our Innovation approach
One of the keys to SGD Pharma’s leadership position in the glass industry has always been its drive to continually innovate. Working closely with customers and researching the latest technologies, SGD Pharma seeks specific challenges to address through the research or application of new technology solutions. In essence, SGD Pharma connects products, processes and services to provide a unique and integrated packaging solution to meet ever-changing customer needs. SGD Pharma will work with a customer to solve their specific packaging problem as well as develop new innovations for the overall glass market.

SGD Pharma watches the glass market and listens to its customers, anticipating new needs and finding solutions to their challenges.
Our innovation is brought to life by our cross-functional teams, including Marketing, Sales, R&D, quality, regulatory, environment, health and safety, and operations, working together.
We ensure new innovations area both technically viable and meet the exceptional quality and regulatory requirements our customer demand. SGD Pharma works to solve tomorrow’s challenges today.


Internal siliconization of the vials, an adding value treatment


Siliconization is realized with an aqueous emulsion of a polydimethysiloxanic oil, conforming to all pharmacopeias, sprayed inside the vials. The silicone film is fixed onto glass through the annealing lehr. All vials from 5ml to 1L, clear or amber, Type I, II or III glass may be siliconized. To maintain the quality of the coating, siliconized vials should be stored in dry condition and at moderate temperature.
Silicone breaks down at temperature over 350° C.

Major qualities products for pharmaceutical

  • It provides a protective layer useful for fragile molecules, further minimizing the interactions between the product and the container
  • It prevents high viscosity infusions from sticking to the internal surface of the vials giving them a perfect transparency
  • Finally, due to its hydrophobic properties, the silicone coating ensures a higher restitution rate down to the last drop of product
  • Compatibility tests between the product formulation and the siliconized vials have to be performed. The resistance of the silicone coating depends on the chemical structure of the pharmaceutical product, as well as its dissolving power on silicone


Plastic coating

Plastic coatings can be applied in a number of finished products to provide the desired branding and visual appeal. With an endless number of color and finish options available, SGD Pharma’s glass products can be made to embody any brand requirement.
Plastic coatings also provide additional product protection against light, shatter resistance and physical property benefits. SGD Pharma’s plastic coatings are composed of 60% PVC, applied at elevated temperatures and annealed at 400°C.

The plastic coatings can be completed with screenprinting or serigraphy using 1-3 colors of UV ink, adding decoration, branding, directions for use and legal information. The plastic-coated bottles can also have a label or shrink-wrapped printed sleeve.

Plastic Coating Finishes
· Frosted
· Transparent
· Opaque
· Glossy
· Mat

Color Options

Plastic Coating Benefits

Visual benefits - Improve the patient experience

  • Unique branded look
  • Boost visual appeal
  • Product differentiation
  • Enhance premium look and feel
  • Improve tactile experience
  • Add softer touch

Product benefits - Improve patient safety

  • Additional product protection against light transmission
  • Opacity enhances product properties
  • Finishes may enhance user’s grip
  • Protection from mechanical shock and packaging robustness




All colors and aspects like glossy, matte, frosted, clear and opaque are available. With or without a plastic coating, our bottles can be decorated with serigraphy using UV ink or with organic inks, in SGD Pharma’s dedicated site.

Our bottles while preserving the intrinsic qualities of glass, improve your pharmaceutical product image, highly important for OTC and generics.

For our beautycare line, a large choice of finishing are also available to offer each vial a unique identity :

  • Frosting, for translucent effect
  • Gradual or partial lacquering
  • Silk printing with enamel and organic ink
  • Hot stamping, for a magnificent and elegant effect

Sterile ready-to-fill molded vials


Highly complex biologics and other specialty drugs are representing an increasing proportion of the pharmaceutical market, and their pivotal role in this market has been challenging glass primary packaging producers year after year. Together with this, trends such as more personalized treatments in place of blockbuster drugs, increasing regulatory quality and compliance requirements, and a move towards more self-medication, are changing the
way drugs are administered and therefore manufactured. Pharmaceutical companies are requested to be flexible, to reduce time-to-market, increasing quality and reducing costs. To meet the needs of the market and address these
challenges, primary packaging design is moving towards ready-to-use (RTU) components as a preferred solution.
Glass continues to be the most widely used type of primary container for parenteral drug products, offering excellent barrier properties, chemical resistance, and regulatory acceptance. RTU primary packaging configuration is now key to addressing the changing needs of the pharma industry. Starting from syringes and then extending the technology to tubular vials and cartridges, RTU glass containers are now tackling the challenges Pharma Companies face in keeping pace with the market, increasing flexibility, reducing time-to-market and total cost of ownership (TCO), and preserving safety and quality standards of the system.

Based on the proven success of other RTU glass primary packaging solutions, RTU molded glass vials are offering a new choice to pharmaceutical industries in the aseptic manufacturing processes and technologies. Molded glass
brings its own improved chemical durability and greater mechanical strength, combined with the well-proven secondary packaging platform designed for RTU vials, such as Tray and Nest&Tub.

SGD Pharma partnering with Ompi EZ-Fill® to offer washed and sterilized high quality Type I molded glass vials.

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Sterinity by SGD Pharma is the first commercial solution for Ready-To-Use molded vials developped by a manufacturing leader of the pharmaceutical primary packaging industry. Sterinity is a cost-effective quality solution for drugs equiring an aspetic filling environment. Powered by Ompi EZ-Fill®, it offers washed, depyrogenated and sterilized molded vials.Pharmaceutical companies can trust on this service to speed-up product launches on the market while focusing further on their core business activities.