Types of Blister Packaging
Blister packaging is a way to package medicine, consumer goods, foods, and other types of products. Blister packaging is used in a variety of ways, and has many benefits. Blister Packaging is hard plastic that is pre formed around a product. Think back to a time when you bought a new product. You are excited to open it, and try to do so before you get home, but blister packaging and the hard plastic makes it pretty difficult to open. You find yourself trying to use your teeth, keys, or anything you can find to get it open, however you probably found that it was pretty difficult to do so. Usually with blister packaging you need scissors or some type of razor to get the hard plastic packaging open. Unite dose packaging, the packaging that medicine comes in, however is easy to open. You push through the medication out of the foil side.
Like we mentioned, there are a couple of different types of blister packaging. First, lets talk about blister packaging for consumer goods. If you walk down the toy isle at the store, you will notice most toys are visible through clear plastic, which is blister packaging. This is very beneficial to the product and also to the shopper. The shopper can see the item before they buy it. The reason why this is so important, is because with a lot of items, we want to make sure we are getting what is promised on the box. We don’t want to take it home, to later be disappointed by what was inside a cardboard box. This way you can see the quality first hand before you buy it. Another benefit to having toys and other items,
like electronics, food, and everyday items, is protection. Blister packaging helps to protect the item from elements when being shipped to a location and also to help preserve the shelf life of the product.
Another way that blister packaging is used is in the pharmaceutical industry. The pharmaceutical industry packages medicine in blister packaging by different methods. Unit dose packaging is where tablets, lozenges, and medications are packaged each pill individually. There is hard plastic on the front of the pill and to open it, you push the pill through the foil on the back on the package. This kind of blister packaging is easy to open. This type of unit dose packaging and blister packaging, helps the quality of the pill. It doesn’t allow moisture or elements to enter the package, making the quality last longer over time.
Unit dose packaging is becoming more popular in the dental, cosmetic, and veterinary world as well. In a medical office, individual items can be protected by blister packaging to make it easier to sterilize and to use only what they need at once. In the cosmetic industry, a lot of lotions, gels, and samples are being packed in blister packaging. This way, the product is only used once and helps to preserve the product. It also ensures that no product is being wasted, because it already measured.
Recently, blister packaging is becoming more and more popular and effective. Blister packaging has become a standard way of packaging an item, and there are always new innovative breakthroughs and new ideas on how to use blister packaging to protect products.