Alu alu blister packaging – explained!

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The aluminum foil layer in alu alu blister packaging provides an excellent barrier against moisture and oxygen. Photo Unsplash

Alu Alu blister packaging is a specific type of blister packaging commonly used in the pharmaceutical industry. It is known for its excellent protective properties and is specifically designed to provide a high level of protection to sensitive pharmaceutical products. Here are some key features and benefits of alu alu blister packaging.

Alu Alu blister packaging typically consists of three layers. The first layer is a 25-micron PVC film, which provides rigidity and support. The second layer is a 45-micron aluminum foil, which acts as a barrier against moisture, oxygen, and light. The third layer is a 60-micron PVC film, which provides additional strength and protection. This type of blister packaging can be designed to ensure tamper resistance.

The aluminum foil layer in alu alu blister packaging provides an excellent barrier against moisture and oxygen. This is crucial for pharmaceutical products that are sensitive to these elements, as they can degrade the product’s stability and efficacy. The packaging can include perforations, tear lines, or special coatings that make it evident if the package has been tampered with, providing an additional level of safety and security for pharmaceutical products.

Designed to meet the strict regulatory requirements of the pharmaceutical industry, it ensures that the packaging is suitable for protecting and preserving the integrity of pharmaceutical products, meeting standards such as child-resistant packaging and moisture protection. The combination of moisture, oxygen, and light barrier properties in alu alu blister packaging helps extend the shelf life of pharmaceutical products. 

According to a press release, The pharmaceutical industry in the United States is experiencing a shift toward blister packaging from conventional containers and bottles for the packaging of oral solid doses. This shift is majorly attributed to the high protection offered by blisters against oxygen and moisture for individual solid doses. Thus, low cost and convenient transportation of blisters are also attracting pharmaceutical players to use the product which has wide use of alu alu blister packaging machines to fulfill their purpose, hence fuelling the product sales.

Machines and market

The global alu alu blister packaging machine market is expected to register a market value of US$ 24.27 billion in 2023 and is projected to accumulate a valuation of US$ 42 billion by exhibiting a CAGR of 5.6% in the forecast period 2023 to 2033. The Alu Alu blister packaging machine market registered a CAGR of 4.5% in the period between 2018 to 2022.

With Indian companies such as Pari Engineering, Delite Engineers, Jicon Technologies, and Talsaniya Engineering which produce machines for blister packaging, the Indian markets have machines such as single-phase, double-track, and three-phase cold-form automatic blister packaging machines. Depending on the production volume and technology invested the price of these machines varies significantly.

China, Japan, and India are the key business areas across Asia. The press release states, China as an individual accounts for over 27% of the Asia Pacific’s revenue share. Followed by China, Japan is considered the prominent market in terms of pharmaceutical packaging in Asia. The country has the highest pharmaceutical spending per capita across Asia and the fifth across the globe accounted for over US$ 803 in 2019.

While alu alu blister packaging offers significant advantages, it’s important to consider potential drawbacks as well. These may include higher production costs compared to other blister packaging options, the need for specialized equipment for manufacturing, and the environmental impact associated with the use of aluminum foil. However, the benefits of enhanced protection and extended shelf life make alu alu blister packaging a preferred choice for many pharmaceutical products.

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