Since then, more than 2100 kilograms of contact lenses and blister packs
have been recycled in the US.
Essentially, the taxpayer purchased pills from third parties in bulk and repackaged the pills into blister packs
that it manufactured from plastic polyvinyl chloride (PVC) and lidding material.
PP blister packs
have many advantages over older aluminum and PVC blisters, and yet these traditional, inefficient products remain all too prevalent in the industry.
made entirely of PP (polypropylene) have many advantages compared with aluminium and PVC blisters, the most common type on the market.
As you might imagine, reliably feeding all those small pills into the blister packs
requires a precision machine.
In the three poisonings reported here, all victims ingested SUDAFED(R) 12-Hour capsules, which are packaged with four tamper-resistant features: 1) a two-part plastic capsule that is sealed with a band; 2) encasement of the capsules in a blister pack
consisting of a clear plastic film with a foil backing, which must be broken to use the capsule; 3) enclosure of the blister pack
in a box sealed with a safety tab, which must be broken to open the box; and 4) identification of both the box and blister pack
with code numbers, which should be the same.
For that reason, Roggenhofer explains that calling a blister pack
"tamper evident" is a redundant statement.
If the packaging has failed because two bound surfaces have come apart, the surfaces are said to have delaminated; for example, if the foil surface of a blister pack
has peeled away from the plastic backing.
A study by the Freedonia Group estimates that sales demand for high-visibility packaging--including everything from carded blister packs
to windowed boxes, bags and more--will soar nearly 8% to $1.
The batch number 004405K1 is printed on the end of the outer package, near the expiration date of "11 2007," as well as on the foil backing of the blister pack
Family owned Charpak gained the awards for the consistent high quality of its bespoke blister pack
products and the Company's strong process and quality control systems.
However, many manufacturers and eye care practitioners continue to advise patients to remove lenses from the blister pack
by placing the finger into the back of the lens thereby trapping the transferred microbial bio-burden between the lens and cornea, and the smallest epithelial compromise may well explain many of the clinical cases seen at eye departments.
Visionscan has been developed to meet growing demand from pharmaceutical blister pack
manufacturers for a low cost yet accurate and modern leak detection alternative to the blue dye test that can be integrated into their quality control systems.
In many cases the cardboard boxes, blister pack
and foil backing, holograms and logos, as well as the appearance of bogus drugs, are so well copied that there can be no visual differentiation between counterfeit and genuine products.
First, if the consumer's prescription calls for a number of pills that are not available in the blister pack
set of pills, the pack must be modified to achieve the actual number of prescribed pills," he says.