Blister – a multi-dose container consisting of two layers, of which one is shaped to contain the individual doses. Strips are excluded.
Uses of Blister Packaging in Pharmaceutical Industry
Advantages of Blister Type Packaging
Blister Packaging Machinery
Modern thermoform-fill-seal machined can operate at speeds ≤ 800 packages/min. Emphasis in improving production is placed on applying microprocessor controls that electronically connect the filling and forming equipment with other downstream machinery for cartoning and wrapping. These controls also feed tablets or liquids into the unit-dose blisters, ensuring that an exact volume is put into each. Modern machinery also uses integrated vision systems to help ensure the accuracy of the fill and the integrity of the product in the blister. These machines have become quite versatile and can readily accommodate several lidstocks and basestock, allowing the manufacturer to obtain better compatibility between the medicine and its packaging material as well as better patient compliance.