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Capsule and Softgel Blister Packaging

We currently run a DDP-140 Automatic blister machines.

Blister Packaging Services

Automated Blister Machine

Capsules/Tablets/Softgels

Custom available.

Molds we offer for stock:

Gelatin/Veggie Capsules

Size: “0” 5 count

Size: “0” 10 count

Softgel

Size: Oval “20” 10 count

Size: Oval “8” 10 count

Custom molds available: $2500 custom fee 5-6 week turnaround time for custom mold to production.

Stock Turnaround times: 3-4 weeks

The Supplement Bottle And Blister Packaging Process

Blister Packaging

Have you used nutraceutical supplements before? If yes, then the product you used probably featured either blister or bottle packaging. They are the two most common ways to pack vitamins as well as other types of supplements. However, have you wondered why these methods were selected by manufacturers? Are they the best for consumers, easiest for them, or both?

Truthfully, the best supplement bottle packaging choices depend only on the product. There are some units that are ideal to store in a bottle, while others may need to have an alternative type of package. That is why it is critical to make the best decisions throughout the entire process.

Packaging design and form can affect a product’s attractiveness to customers, shelf life, and quality. In this article, we will be focusing on supplement blister and bottles packaging.

Blister Pack

The first thing that you need to know is that blister packaging is a highly versatile type of package that is well-suited for a wide range of different products. It includes tablets and capsules, along with breakable products, batteries, DIY products, toothbrushes, toys, electronic goods and accessories (USD drives, headphones, etc.), and more. If you have never used supplements before, you still will have certainly purchased other products that come in blister packages. The process uses heat to form a bubble (blister) or pocket within a plastic sheet. Then the product is put inside and the sold is sealed so that the item is covered.

The main concept behind blister packaging is keeping the product safe. All of the units are sealed, so almost total protection is provided. That is why so many manufacturers choose to use this type of packaging so often. It helps to keep tablets or capsules clean and uncontaminated and makes the package tamper-proof as well.

Blister packaging, in addition to providing outstanding protection, can offer a visual impact that consumers find attractive. It is also a lightweight form of packing so that package does not add significant weight to a product.

Blister Pack

What Are a Blister Pack’s Main Components?

Blister – this is a forming film that can be described as a pocket where the product is inserted by the manufacturer.

Backing – this refers to the foil that is used to stick on top of the blister’s back in order to seal the product.

The materials that are the most commonly used for blisters include polyvinyl chloride, polystyrene, polypropylene, and combinations of these components. In terms of the backing, paper, aluminum foil, or a combination of the two are used by manufacturers. An interesting thing to note is that there are two peelable types for you to choose from. There is the push-through type and the child-resistance packaging.

The following is an overview of the different materials that are used and what they are suited for:

PVC – this is a simple type of unit pack that has a low barrier. It can be used for stable products such as soft gelatin capsules and paracetamol.

Aluminum foil – this features an outstanding barrier and is well-suited for the strip packing of sensitive capsules and tablets.

PVC/PVdC – those combinations feature a great barrier and can be suitable for moderately sensitive enzyme/FDC products.

Manufacturing Blister Packages

How to Make Blister Packages

The steps that are involved in creating a blister can depend on a number of different factors. However, the process can be divided into three major categories:

Thermoforming – In this step, a sheet that is made out of thermoplastic resin material is softened using heat. Vacuum molding is then used to convert the softened plastic sheet into a mold. Once it has cooled down the sheet can be released from the mold.

Filling – the sheet is now ready and can be filled with capsules. In this step, the sheets get moved to the filling station and soft gels or capsules are inserted into them.

Sealing – this is the last part of the overall process. The sheet is lidded with a certain material, and heat is once again used to do the sealing.

Important Things You Need To Know About Bottle Packaging

Although in general blister packages are highly versatile within the pharmaceutical and nutraceutical industries, bottles have an extremely high versatility level. That is because it is very convenient to pack tablets and capsules into bottles, as well as powder and liquid solutions. They offer companies the option for any kind of product to be added to bottles.