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A detailed description of blister packaging

2022-11-18
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Blister packaging is no stranger to practitioners in the pharmaceutical industry. This form of packaging is currently widely used in the pharmaceutical industry and other industries, and many pharmaceutical manufacturers choose to seal their products in blisters before putting them on the market. So which products are blister packaging suitable for? What are the advantages and disadvantages of it? We will provide you with detailed instructions in this article.

1.   What is Blister Packaging

 

Blister packaging is a packaging method that seals products between the blister and the bottom plate under specific temperature and pressure conditions. The blister and the bottom plate are usually made of plastic film, aluminum foil, cardboard, and composite materials.

 

2.  Uses of Blister Packaging

 

Blister packaging is a major form of pharmaceutical packaging. It is commonly used to package tablets, capsules, suppositories, ampoules, and syringes. Blister packaging can also be used for the packaging of cosmetics, stationery, food, electronic cigarette cartridges, electromechanical parts, etc.

3.  Advantages of Blister Packaging

1)   Excellent sealing

Blister packaging has the excellent sealing ability. Depending on the packaging material, it can block oxygen, water vapor, and ultraviolet light to varying degrees, thereby ensuring drug stability.

2)  Individual packaging with compartments

Blister packs separate the products to ensure they do not contaminate each other. The blister can fix the products and prevent them from being damaged during transportation. In addition, the separated independent packaging helps patients understand the dosage of medicines and avoid taking medicines by mistake.

3)  Visibility

For blisters produced with transparent plastic film, the transparent side allows manufacturers to visually display their products while allowing consumers to observe the contents of the package. The bottom plate of the blister can be used to print explanatory text or promotional text related to the product.

4)  Customizable

Since the blister is pressed or thermoformed by molds, and molds can be replaced, the blister packaging has fewer restrictions on the size and shape of the product. Packers can often make timely adjustments to suit customers’ packaging needs.

4.  Disadvantages of Blister Packaging

1)   Patient habits

Patients accustomed to taking medicines in blisters will have difficulty dispensing appropriate doses of non-blister-packed medicine, which may increase the risk of treatment.

2)  Higher packaging cost

The production cost of blisters is not low. Considering the cost of packaging materials and buying blister packaging machines, blister packaging is not suitable for small-scale pharmaceutical packaging.

As one of the mainstream packaging forms in the pharmaceutical industry, blister packaging has become the choice of many pharmaceutical manufacturers. If your product needs blister packaging, you are welcome to learn about our blister packaging machines through the official website, and we believe that you can find a satisfactory one from them. If you have other questions, please contact us through the official website, and we will provide you with professional consulting services. Hoping Machinery looks forward to your visit!

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