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Blister Packs And Their Uses

by:LINYANG     2020-08-29

Different types of pre-formed plastic packaging used for small consumer goods, pharmaceuticals and food is known as blister packs. The use of these products has been increasing in a majority of industries these days. Here in this article, we will throw light on some of its major types and uses. These include:

Packaging of pharmaceutical products

This is one of the prominent areas where the structures are used. These are required for unit-dose packaging for pharmaceutical tablets, capsules or lozenges. The fact that the packs offer barrier safety for shelf life requirements and temper resistance makes them an ideal choice for packaging of pharmaceutical products. In some of the countries, this pack is also famous under the name of Push-Through-Pack (PTP). As far as their process of preparation is concerned, these packs are created by a form-fill-seal process carried out at the pharmaceutical company. Rolls of flat sheet or film are used for their production. These are filled with the pharmaceutical product and sealed on the same equipment.


Clamshell is a hinged blister that is used for a wide range of products. It consists of one sheet folded above onto it and sometimes fused at the boundaries. To open this structure, you might require a pair of scissors or a pointed knife. These packages need to be opened very carefully. This is because most of the individuals are found injured while opening these packages.

Consumer goods

These are another type of blister packs where items like electrical goods, hardware and toys are enclosed between a paperboard card and pre-formed plastic like PVC.

Medical blisters

These packs are used for different types of medical devices, used in hospitals. These are not push-through packs. The thermoformed base web is composed of a thicker plastic sheet and does not collapse easily.

These are some of the major types and used of blister packs to the customers. As far as the availability of the products is concerned, there are many suppliers offering blister packs, pharmacy bottles and glass vials to the customers at affordable rates. Most of them offer their products online also. You can go through different websites containing all essential information regarding the different types of blister packs and their prices. Customers are free to compare the features and prices of products available from different brands and go with the one which they find the best as per their needs and requirements.

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