PPS partner Romaco Siebler and foil specialist Huhtamaki have developed the first ever recyclable unit dose packaging for solid pharmaceutical products.
The strip packaging is made from recyclable polyolefin laminate. The unique structure of the foil enables it to be recycled back into the material loop. As more than 90 percent of components belong to the same material class it offers a recycling rate of more than 70 percent.
Push Packs save material and costs
When it comes to climate impact, the Push Pack product family have distinct advantages over conventional blister packs. This is due to the significantly lower material consumption, especially in direct comparison with Al/Al blisters. The Push Pack foil exhibits the same barrier properties as blister foil but is much thinner and lighter and are consequently less than half the weight of Al/Al blisters. The material saving is additionally reflected in the costs: Push Packs are up to 60 percent cheaper than Al/Al blisters.
Some additional benefits include:
- Longer shelf life
Since the relatively small cavities in the Push Packs also mean smaller air pockets, the medicines have a longer shelf life.
- Customized design
The push-through sealed strips can be customized in various geometries and designs.
- Extra space for marketing messages
All Push Packs have a large surface that can be printed on both sides, providing extra space for branding and marketing messages.
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You can also read more about our blister solutions here.