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Bilcare: Eco-friendly blister packaging

See it at Pharma EXPO, Booth #875! ECOmply blister film from Bilcare Research Inc. blends standard PVC film with a special additive that makes it biodegradable; the cost-effective film is also able to withstand the mechanical, thermal, and biological stress of pharmaceutical packaging production.
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ECOmply’s innovative formulation breaks down only under favorable anaerobic conditions typically found in landfills.

ECOmply films have the same thermoforming parameters as standard PVC film, so no modifications are needed to existing blister machine equipment. The 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.

The film 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, ECOmply film and Bilcare Nova combine to form ECOmply Pack, which provides reliable protection for low-sensitivity capsules, pills, and tablets. For highly-sensitive products, ECOmply film can be paired with PVdC-coated barrier films and Aclar laminated high-barrier films for maximum protection.

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