Traditional face seal blister and clamshell packaging are being replaced by trapped blister packaging, which is a more sustainable and high-performing option. A hybrid paper and plastic package, trapped blister packaging is a hybrid paper and plastic package. The product is protected with a thermoform blister sandwiched between two cards. Trapped blisters provide the protection and shelf appeal you seek for your package without the added cost, thanks to their eco-friendly materials and low plastic content, as well as a secure yet user-friendly design.
Most CPG firms have been using trapped blister packaging to successfully promote their product lines, and it has several advantages over other packaging options.
- Packaging of toys and hardware items
- Packaging of certain consumable products/items
- Packaging of electrical tools and accessories
- Packaging of pharmaceutical products
- Packaging of stationeries
- Provides a better visibility of the product
- It is a cheap way of sealing your product nicely
- It offers safe protection of your products from environmental hazards.
- Customization is possible with trapped blister packaging, allowing for a wide choice of items..
- Minimal environment interference ensures the product remains fresh and safe.
- Allows product inspection before it is purchased and consumed by the consumer.
The most common materials used to make trapped blister packaging are plastics, which include:
- Polyethylene Terephthalate (PETE or PET)
- High-density Polyethylene (HDPE)
- Polyvinyl Chloride (PVC)
- Polypropylene (PP)
- Polystyrene (PS)
- Polyvinylidene chloride (PVDC)
- Polychlorotrifluoroethylene (PCTFE)
- Cyclic Olefin Copolymers (COC)
- A paperboard
- Environmentally friendly polymers and cardboards are used in the production of trapped blister packaging.
- Trapped blister, on the other hand, covers the product with a blister on one side and cardboard on the other.
- It offers a tamper-proof packaging solution for your product. Trapping the product in a blister packaging helps in safeguarding from external brazening of the product.
- Trapped blister packaging can be used instead of clamshell packaging depending on the product.
- Thermoforming trapped blister packaging entails heating the plastic material and moulding it into the desired shape. After that, a cardboard is used to cover the trapped blister pack, which is then sealed with a specific adhesive covering.
- Recycle and reuse trapped blister packs is possible.
- You can hang your product from something like a rod using hanging trapped blister packing. This saves storage, which is very useful in a store.
- A heated seal coating is used to close trapped blister packages. A unique glue is activated by applying pressure and heat, which securely keeps the card and the blister together.
- Product does not move as it is tightly packed
- It is resistant to pilferage
2. Increased Visual Appeal
- Clear visibility of product
- More space is available for graphical content
- Plastic component is lesser as compared to clamshells
- Paperboard choices in terms of recycled paper and corrugated paper are available
- It can be used in a number of ways.
Quality Gradation Tests
- Leak detection test
- Gas transmission analysis
- Thermal analysis
- Collapsibility test
- Transparency test
- Fluid permeability test
- Product reactivity test