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Blister Pack Leak Detection: Protecting Product Integrity

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As seen in the Fall 2007 Pharmaceutical Online Solutions Update

The blister packaging process for tablets and capsules is unique to the packaging industry in so many ways. Blister packaging will always exist due to its practicality; but, the things that make blister packaging difficult to work with also make it a desired product presentation.

The product is presented in a seven- or fourteen-cavity package to remind the consumer to maintain a dosing schedule. The thin foil lidding allows for ease of use, while a paper-foil lidding keeps kids out. Some packaging has opaque blister material to prevent children from spotting a candy-like tablet, or so that a colorful tablet will not be prone to light-bleaching.

For packaging engineers, these are practical tools for presenting the product. For a quality and process engineer, the common characteristics of a blister package provide a challenge.

There is no doubt that packing tablets and capsules is a very controlled process.

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