The benefits of blister packaging are endless. From improving shelf life and product protection to increasing visibility and accessibility, learn more about why you should choose blister packaging for your products.
Explaining Blister Packaging in the Pharmaceutical Industry
Blister packaging in the pharmaceutical industry is a cost-effective packaging solution for common obstacles like:
- Maintaining a product’s medicinal quality
- New pharmaceuticals conflicting with packaging material
- Meeting regulatory requirements
- Protecting medications from oxygen, moisture, and contamination
Blister packs are typically used for solid unit dose medications, keeping tablets or capsules separated and protected until use.
A successful blister packaging process ensures product protection from contamination, oxygen, and UV light. You can easily integrate an automatic blister packaging machine into your existing packaging process. Blister packaging equipment develops high-quality packaging by creating a cavity made from aluminum foil or plastic. After the product is placed inside the cavity, another packaging layer made from aluminum foil, or plastic is added to the seal pack, protecting the pharmaceutical from the elements and retaining its medicinal properties.
Different Types of Blister Packaging Designs
There are many blister pack types that are customizable to accommodate unique features. You can select packaging elements like try-me features, which allow the customer to interact with the product while it’s protected inside the packaging, and custom printing options that attract the customer’s eye.
Even with high-quality blister packaging, it’s crucial to ensure the packaging is leak-free through integrity testing. Find out more about blister pack leaks and how to prevent them.
Custom Blister Packs
Custom blister packs are designed to follow your product’s unique shape. Formed with a mold created specifically for your product, custom blister packs are equipped with try-me features, custom die cuts, and shape varieties. You can also custom print the lidstock on most blisters to provide a unique appearance and communicate important information to the end user.
What Types of Products Are Packaged in Custom Blister Packs?
There are many types of products packaged in blisters, like:
The Benefits of Blister Packaging for Medications
When you choose blister packs for your pharmaceuticals, you get benefits like:
There are a variety of options available when you use blister packaging for your product. Choosing from multiple variations means you get the proper packaging that meets your product needs, and is visually appealing to the customer.
Maintains Product Integrity
If your product is susceptible to deterioration when exposed to the air or water vapor, blister packaging is an ideal solution to maintain product integrity until customer use. Products like medication and food benefit from blister packaging by keeping the product at its highest quality until it reaches the end user.
Easy-to-Read Doses and Serving Sizes
Blister packs are designed with well defined dosages, meaning the customer simply has to open the package and use the product without measuring or weighing the contents. For medication, easy-to-read doses and serving sizes also prevent accidental overdosing.
Blister packs are a cost-effective way to package products and ship them to stores. With the ability to customize them in a variety of ways, blister packaging supports marketing efforts thanks to their branding versatility. They also minimize transportation costs due to their low weight and small size.
Some blister packages are also child resistant, which means they’re designed to be difficult to open for children under five but easy to open for adults. According to the Poison Prevention Packaging Act, blister packaging that contains potentially harmful medications for children is required to be child resistant.
Explore the Benefits of Blister Packaging With Ascend
Ascend provides automated and semi-automatic packaging equipment for large and small-scale production. We deliver solutions for facilities that need to maximize their limited space or need to ramp up their production through expansion. Whether you need high-quality blister packaging for a pharmaceutical product, a medical device, or nutraceuticals, our team has you covered. Contact us today to explore the benefits of blister packaging with Ascend.
Ascend Packaging Systems LLC.
3885 Industrial Avenue
Rolling Meadows, IL 60008