Blister meets Paper: Syntegon and Huhtamaki develop sustainable alternative

German Packaging Institute Award for sustainable tablet packaging

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The paper-based solution ‘Blister meets Paper’ from Syntegon and Huhtamaki won this years’ German Packaging Award in the ‘Sustainability’ category Image Syntegon

Once again, the German Packaging Institute (Deutsches Verpackungsinstitut e.V.) has honored Syntegon with the German Packaging Award – this time in the ‘Sustainability’ category. A report dated 27 July 2021 says, the jury was impressed by the sustainability and good functionality of the paper-based packaging solution ‘Blister meets Paper,’ which should also appeal to the health and environmentally-conscious customer in terms of feel and appearance. Syntegon developed the innovative blister packaging together with the Finnish packaging material manufacturer Huhtamaki. “While eco-friendly and health-conscious customers can already find sustainable packaging solutions for a wide range of products, an environmentally friendly alternative for push-through packaging for tablets and capsules was not available to date. That’s something we wanted to change with Blister meets Paper,” Torsten Sauer, Sustainability Project manager at Syntegon, explains. The paper-based blisters are particularly suitable for nutraceuticals. In the submitted version, each blister has seven cavities for one tablet per weekday. Syntegon’s TPU, in combination with BillerudKorsnäs’ 3D-formable FibreForm paper, allows for fine embossing and tablet cup forming, while Huhtamaki’s sealable barrier coating provides…

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