Biodegradable blister film

Bilcare Research Inc., manufacturer of blister packaging, has launched ECOmply, an eco-friendly blister combining the demands of biodegradability and product protection stability.

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ECOmply blends standard PVC film with a special additive that makes it biodegradable. The result is PVC-level functionality without a PVC-level environmental footprint.

For the pharmaceutical industry, a huge hurdle to designing a cost-effective, eco-friendly blister package exists because conventional biodegradable materials have problems withstanding the mechanical, thermal, and biological stress undergone during a blister's forming and its in-market life cycle. ECOmply overcomes this obstacle through a formulation that breaks down only under favorable anaerobic conditions typically found in landfills.

ECOmply films have the same thermoforming parameters as standard PVC film, meaning no modifications are needed to existing blister machine equipment. ECOmply™ films can be used with all common aluminum lid foils or CR foils with standard sealing parameters.

ECOmply films are available in clear, color, and opaque, as well as a special "paper lookalike" version providing a tangible eco-friendly perception to the blister pack.

ECOmply is recommended for use with Bilcare Nova®--a specialized paper-based lidding solution--but also can be used with standard foil-based lidding. When used together, they combine to form ECOmply™ Pack, which provides protection for low-sensitivity capsules, pills, and tablets. For highly sensitive products, ECOmply can be paired with PVdC-coated barrier films and Aclar® laminated high-barrier films for maximum protection.

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