Chakravarthy AVPS, Managing Director, Ecobliss India (P) Ltd. presents a special feature on the revolutionary dose packaging concept developed by Ecobliss Pharma System.
The growing market for medical products calls for innovative and attractive package solutions. The market for non-prescription pharmaceuticals (over the counter- OTC) is also growing phenomenally. The need for child resistant & senior friendly packaging is increasing day by day.
The death of a toddler in the UK after swallowing iron tablets taken from his mother's blister pack had led to a new British Standard on child resistant packaging that might be applied to pain killers and OTC tablets, causing a great need for safer systems. The burning need to have a pack that has all the characteristics saw the evolution of the Ecobliss pharma concept.
Ecobliss uses a pressure sensitive fold-over-card combined with a transparent blister to create a wide range of packaging designs, such as easy-opening, re-closable, dispenser and many others. In all Ecobliss packaging, the plastic and the board are always 100 percent separated after the blister package has been opened. This also eliminates the possibility of 'contamination' of board to plastic or plastic to board. The 'clean' separation allows consumers to dispose the separated materials of which the blister package is made in the proper manner.
More and more people have started to understand that it is important to protect our resources and environment in order to keep our planet in good condition for future generations. On a global scale, an increasingly large group of producers and retailers take their responsibilities by selling their products in packaging that meet most environmental criteria. Ecobliss offers a very environmentally friendly blister packaging technology.
The Ecobliss adhesive is water based. The absence of solvents makes the production method of the company's blister packaging extremely environmentally friendly. The technology perfectly allows the use of recycled paperboard, whilst having superb presentation on both back and front side of the packaging.
Ecobliss perfectly suits the mind of creative packaging designers. It is possible to apply the cold seal Ecobliss adhesive only on those spots that have to be bonded together during packing. Only applying pressure on the glued spots of a package creates a perfect board-to-board bond. Taking this into consideration a lot of design limitations, caused by a much more difficult to control heat-sealing technique, disappear.
The unique advantage of Ecobliss is that only pressure is required to make a solid cardboard to cardboard bond. The packaging is therefore simple to produce and is cost effective. The elimination of heat, HF radiation and sealing time can achieve unprecedented production rates achieved in the packaging process.
Various agencies among which TNO Industry in Delft in the Netherlands, have done extensive testing on the Ecobliss adhesive for properties such as adhesive strength, storage and shelf life and UV stability.
Ecobliss Pharma machines are available for all the production purposes and for all quantities. They range from a manual desktop jiggle roller to an automatic Speedpress. The innovative Ecobliss cold seal pharma packaging system provides:
- Increased brand awareness
- Improved patient compliance
- Interactive operation that engages patient
- Child resistant and senior friendly packs
The products making use of this concept are:
- Carded blister packs
- Wallet packs with various options
- Dose packs
- Clinical wallets
- Promotional packs
- Combination packs
- Standy packs for vials.