Medical aluminum foil is the material sealed onto a plastic film. The advantages of using this type of seal is that it is non-toxic, corrosion resistance, heat resistant, moisture and light resistant, and resistant to high-temperature sterilization. The typical thickness is usually 0.02 millimeter, consisting of a protective layer, printing layer, base material, and an adhesive layer.
It’s vitally important that the information printed onto any type of blister pack, or other types of protection made with medical aluminum foil, is clear and accurate. To that end, Griffin-Rutgers has many different types of packaging printers from which you can choose based on your set up and needs.
Both effective and economical, blister packaging using medical aluminum foil, is ideal for purity, security, portability and convenience. Typically used with a printed card, this foil can display the full visual appeal of your product. It can also protect it throughout its journey from factory to shelf to home, from threats like UV rays, humidity and contamination. Opaque blisters also protect light-sensitive products against UV rays.
High-quality medicines need packaging in which they are safely protected from environmental influences, oxygen and moisture. It is only in this way that the ingredients retain their effectiveness for their designed usage.
Blister packs are often used for medicines in the pharmaceutical industry. These consist of the so-called push-through blister, a molded plastic with cavities for the individual tablets, and a push-through closure made of aluminum foil, which is called blister film or lid film. As a result, capsules and tablets are hygienically clean and protected.
Blister packs are a convenient and practical way to protect medicines. They are easy to handle, compact and easy to carry. In them, thanks to the aluminum foil, each product is individually packaged and protected against all influences until it is consumed.
Medical aluminum foil is constantly being further developed to ensure they meet all requirements in regard to reliability, hygiene and quality in the future.
Both soft and hard aluminum foils are used for the cover foils of push-through packaging. Traditionally, a hard aluminum foil is used. This has only a small stretching force. Another advantage is that you can break it relatively quickly and release the drug with a relatively low force.
If, on the other hand, a soft aluminum foil is used, more force must be applied to reach the drug because the film has a higher stretching force. Thus, a blister package with a cover foil made of soft aluminum is considered to be more child-resistant.
A lot of detail goes into developing packaging for pharmaceutical products. Although the packaging might not look complicated, selecting the right flexible packaging coated aluminum foils for your product is important. Equally important is to ensure that you select the correct printer for the job. If you would like to discuss your particular needs contact Griffin-Rutgers and let us put our years of experience in providing printing, coding and labeling solutions.