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What Are the Products of Aluminum Foil for Pharmaceutical Packaging?

What Are the Products of Aluminum Foil for Pharmaceutical Packaging?

Apr 8,2023
Aluminum foil
Aluminum foil has become one of the most common products worldwide. Whether we're packaging food or keeping anything fresh longer, aluminum foil is everywhere. Aluminum foil also excels in pharmaceutical packaging. It has become a partner in making it easier for pharmaceutical personnel to keep sensitive medicines safe.

Aluminum foil is considered a safe packaging option that protects medications from oxygen, moisture, and other environmental influences. Blister packaging is common in the pharmaceutical industry. Aluminum foil is used to create a push-fit closure with lidding film or blister film so that tablets and capsules can be perfectly and hygienically protected. These blister packs are compact and easy to carry and handle. The integration of aluminum foil allows foil manufacturers to well protect each tablet from the external environment, thereby maintaining the effectiveness of all tablets.

Heat Seal Paint

Heat seal varnish is used to seal the blister to the blister film. During this process, the plastic push-in blisters are perfectly sealed and covered with aluminum to ensure the effective protection of the tablets. After the tablets are placed in the individual cavities, the aluminum foil is applied. Apply just the right amount of pressure along with heat and time to perfectly seal the paint to the foil.

Blister Cover Foil

Both duralumin and soft aluminum can be used for push-fit packaging. Soft aluminum foil usually does have a high stretch, requiring more force to flip open, thus making the package more resistant to children.

Hard Aluminum Cover

The duralumin lid is also made of aluminum foil. To remove the drug from the package, the duralumin must be pushed to push the opening further. The sales volume of this kind of packaging is usually printed and can be seen by consumers. If the heat-seal primer is used with the heat-seal varnish, it is very necessary to coat it with double-sided aluminum foil. The heat-seal primer adheres perfectly to the aluminum foil, while the heat-seal adhesive perfectly protects the drug from colored pigments.

Soft Aluminum Cover

A soft aluminum cover is required to keep the tablet out of reach of children. The soft aluminum lid requires a lot of pressure to force open. It's a soft foil that seems to be harder for kids to open.

Aluminum and Paper/PET Blister Film

Composite aluminum and paper and PET blister film can be used as cover film. Overlay foils for paper and aluminum foil are printed directly on the outer-facing surface of the paper. This is known as peel-and-push packaging and is widely used by pharmaceutical companies in Europe.

In Conclusion

The pharmaceutical world has grown considerably over the past few years. Plenty of affordable drugs are constantly being developed, which further heightens the need for technological developments and a large number of diverse products. Aluminum foil has become a major partner of the industry and is used here in different forms. If you are looking for aluminum foil suppliers, welcome to contact us.

PENGYUAN is a professional custom aluminum foil manufacturer. Polarfoil supplies more than 360 million square meters (tons) to global customers every year. Through wider and deeper cooperation, PENGYUAN will continue to focus on the R&D and manufacturing of extrusion coating technology. We are committed to becoming an advanced provider of energy-saving new materials and solutions.
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Which to choose Aluminum foil coated PE or Metalized pet film coated PE ?

It depends on what product to be made in final procedure. Aluminum foil coated pe is with at least 97% reflectivity, it can be bonded to EPE foam but also most of time for laminated with bubble. Metalized pet film coated PE with lower reflectivity ,but it is with strong surface.

I am a insulated liner/bag manufacturer,what product do you suggest?

There maybe bubble lamination machines and heating pressure lamination machines in your factory, we suggest Aluminum foil 7mic+PE20mic, and Metalized PET film12mic+PE15mic.

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