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How Blister Packaging Works

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Summer allergies are blossoming, so it’s time to hit the drugstore. Did you know the plastic packaging that holds each of your allergy pills is called blister packaging? Believe it or not, the name results from the look of the rounded plastic-it looks like a blister! In today’s blog, experts from Complete Packaging Solutions, will explain blister packaging, and where in everyday life consumers experience it. 

What Is Blister Packaging?

Blister packaging is a thermoformed plastic packaging that consists of a cavity to hold the product and a pliable lid that adheres to the surface surrounding the cavity. 

Reasons for Blister Packaging

The original purpose for blister packaging was to create an experience isolated to the day when taking medicine. Meaning, the days of fumbling with a bottle are behind us, the future is about taking each day one pill at a time. 

  • Individual Packaging
  • Maintaining Product Integrity
  • Tamper Protection
  • Preventing Accidental Drug Misuse

Everyday Items That Are Blister Packaged

Core parts of our daily routine revolve around items that at one point were in blister packaging. Most items in stores are offered in blister packaging, because of how durable the packaging is. Items below represent common items that would be found in blister packaging in a store, or commerce situation.

  • Electronics
    • Headphones
    • Charging Cords
  • Individually Packaged Capsule Medication
    • Allergy Medicine
    • Birth Control
  • Office Supplies 
    • Ink Cartridges for Printers
    • Pens
  • Pop Culture Collectibles 
    • Action Figures
    • Barbies
  • Home Improvement Tools & Pieces
    • Saw Blades
    • Hand Tools

Complete Packaging Solutions & Blister Packaging

Our company specializes in providing thermoformed packaging solutions to our clients needing to create isolated cavities for their product. This means we have the ability to create blister packaging that is specifically designed for each client product we design for. 

If you’re interested in creating packaging for your product, or thermoforming your everyday use items, contact Complete Packaging Solutions today or call (765) 547-1300 for more information.