Amcor has launched Formpack® Ultra, a new cold form blister for pharmaceutical products. The material can be elongated more than standard cold form solutions.
Amcor has launched Formpack® Ultra, a new cold form blister for pharmaceutical products. The material can be elongated more than standard cold form solutions, resulting in cavities that can be drawn deeper and with sharper wall angles than ever before, enabling blister cards to be designed up to 50% smaller, or more cavities to be added to the same blister card area. According to the company additional elongation is possible because of ‘best in class’ selection of raw materials, manufacturing processes and extensive quality control.
The ability to elongate Formpack® Ultra further than standard cold form before it fractures, improves performance, leading to reduced waste and, in some cases, does not require further tooling investment. With the help of this innovative packaging there will significant saving in material usage, but the additional benefits in terms of production, logistics and storage make it a truly world class example of resource efficiency. Depending on the exact dimensions of the blister and the size of the forming station in the packing line, the manufacturer can increase the number of blisters produced per forming cycle. If the blister is smaller the number of blisters in each reel of packaging also increases, so that reel changeovers are reduced along with associated setup/changeover waste. Secondary carton packaging can also be diminished due to the reduction in blister size. More blister packs can fit into each carton box which contributes to an optimized storage as well as to fewer pallets and trucks on the roads.