The unique needs of different industrial markets can be daunting. If it’s a product shipped overseas, there are international regulatory standards. Some might include considerations of sanitation, creating a completely sterile environment, and more. Luckily, we have something up our sleeve that can usually meet these needs: thermoformed blister packaging fits the bill.
What is Thermoformed Blister Packaging?
The connection between thermoformed blister packaging and use in the medical industry goes back to 1947. Basically, when blister packs were created to house aspirin. While its usage has expanded past storing tablets, it is still a popular option in the healthcare industry.
To create blister packs, plastic is heated and molded to form cavities and adhered to a stiff backing, like cardboard. The product is then encased and protected in this form-fitting, see-through environment. The surface adds a level of security as well as marketing opportunities.
Due to its secure nature, thermoformed blister packaging is relatively tamper-proof (at least, it is very easy to tell when a product has been disturbed or ripped open). This takes on especial importance when it comes to healthcare packaging.
Thermoformed Packaging Uses in Different Industries
While thermoformed blister packaging was originally designed to hold aspirin tablets, it is also used for medical devices themselves. As we mentioned above, housing devices in a sterile environment is of paramount importance in healthcare. Professionals need to have confidence that their tools are ready for use in any emergency…and if there is any evidence of tampering, they can make a quick decision to use a different one. Blister packaging allows for those evaluations without intense scrutiny.
Additionally, blister packaging can be extremely lightweight. This means that products can move easily into depressed regions from acts of nature, war, or any other disaster. Moving quickly in an emergency means that any packaging needs to be quickly identifiable and removable as well. The clear product display aids the former; a variety of easy-to-open backings make the latter possible.
Other Blister Packaging Opportunities
It’s a popular choice for all the above reasons, but we also love that it provides a surface for enhancing the product itself. Customers and users cannot only see the product (and without messing with the packaging), but companies can call attention to certain features or interesting aspects of the product. Like the specific features that set yours apart from the competition.
Whatever your industry, thermoformed blister packaging provides a great platform to consider for your product. Contact us today to get started!