blister products

Global blister pack industry on the rise: It’s no longer just film and cardboard anymore

The ever so popular blister pack, also called bubble pack, has been gaining momentum since the 1950s. It is one of the most used pharmaceutical packaging solutions globally because of its many business and consumer advantages. Broadly defined, it is a transparent molded piece of plastic often sealed to a sheet of cardboard and used to display an item. The seemingly simple marrying of forming film on one side and lidding on the other with a medicament protected within results a plethora of advantages including: product integrity, product protection, tamper evidence, and patient compliance.

Product integrity, product protection, tamper, evidence and patient compliance.

Because of the versatility of blister packs, within the global pharmaceutical packaging industry recent studies report them representing around 17% of the market, that is 8.1 billion USD in revenue. It’s not a bad place to be, considering that worldwide pharmaceutical packaging is expected to account for more than 73.04 billion USD by 2018, growing by 5.6% from 2012 – 2018.

Like virtually all pharmaceutical offerings, blister packs vary from one region to the next. Historically, blister packs have been much more widespread in Europe compared to the United States…Read the full article

Tags: , , , , , ,

Visibility the key to Bonus Pack

For this special promo package sold exclusively through PetSmart stores, it was essential that the primary packs inside be clearly visible to the consumer in the store.

United Pet Group’s FURminator deShedding tool has legions of fans among pet owners who would rather proactively remove hair from their dogs and cats rather than having to vacuum it up once its fallen where it will of its own accord. But this spring the Cincinnati-based firm launched a new product called Shed Control Cloths that are designed for daily use as opposed to the recommended weekly use of the deShedding tool. To boost interest in the launch, UPG needed a special promo bonus pack to be displayed exclusively at PetSmart stores, and their search led them pretty quickly to a folding carton with a window.

“We do a number of promotions that gain customer and consumer interest as a way of driving sales,” says John Herzig, Associate Packaging Engineer at UPG. “In this case we looked for a way for the consumer to see everything that’s in the box while still keeping a premium look. It called for either a die-cut window or a see-through carton, but one thing we knew pretty early on is that without visibility through some kind of window, we probably wouldn’t do the promotion. An all-plastic carton was considered too costly, and it’s not the best solution from a sustainability standpoint, either.”

The folding carton is a fold lock bottom and tuck top with a generously sized clear PVC window. What makes the window unusual is that it not only extends across most of the front panel, it also extends about an inch around the right front corner and a full three inches around the left front corner. This innovative combination of paperboard and plastic delivers

  • all the visibility that UPG was looking for
  • a cost structure that makes the Bonus Pack promo possible
  • attractive graphics, including important messaging about the newly launched cloths

“In addition to the messaging on the Bonus Pack carton there is some wording on the Shed Control Cloths carton that we want the consumer to be able to read,” says Herzig. “The Transparent Container design makes this possible.”

 

Source: www.packworld.com

Tags: , , , ,

SafeSkin Kids sports wrap brand repositioned

Kimberly-Clark refreshes its SafeSkin Kids sports wrap line, with new products and with packaging that uses kid-friendly graphics while communicating efficacy to moms.

To assist with its SafeSkin Kids sport wraps product, Kimberly-Clark approached Goodwin Design Group to consider next-stage products and the brand platform to ensure future success, primarily through product innovation opportunities. Goodwin shared consumer insights, demonstrated trends, determined strategies, and implemented solutions for SafeSkin to remain a category leader.

While Kimberly-Clark planned to focus on product solutions, Goodwin’s recommendation was to also work on the brand packaging. Together with consumers, Goodwin created a new strategy and brand platform for an entire line of products that moms, parents, and coaches truly want. Goodwin designed the products together, tested the range to select those that were most appealing, and refreshed the brand packaging to speak to kids of all ages, and those who care for them, in a visual language they understood and preferred.

Kimberly-Clark launched SafeSkin Kids Sports Wraps in 2011, creating the kids’ wrap category and capitalizing on a new retail market opportunity. Yet there was little brand equity in the original SafeSkin Kids packaging, and it visually projected that it was for “little kids.” By late 2012 the brand’s leadership was being challenged by a new competitor, which marketed a wrap featuring a popular licensed property with strong kid and mom appeal. The pack features a blister card backing board of SBS, believed to be 8 or 9-pt in thickness. It’s printed offset in four-color process.

 

Source: www.healthcarepackaging.com

Tags: , , , , , ,

Wednesday, June 25th, 2014 Blister cards, Blister News, Blister Packs No Comments

Spout attachment trapped in a blister

A trapped blister is the packaging format selected by Park City, UT-based Choomee Inc. for its Sip’n Soft Top product.

Introduced late last year, this innovative product is a soft, chewy silicone that fits over the hard plastic spout found on many pouched products aimed at children who are transitioning from liquids to solid foods. It greatly improves mouth feel and also provides a convenient reclosure feature.

Choomee has the Sip’n products injection molded in China and calls on contract packagers to assemble the product. The products is sealed by a heat sealing machine which traps a blister thermoformed of RPET between two pieces of 20-pt SBS. The die-cut facing card goes into the cavities of the machine first. When the blister is placed into this facing card, it already has two Sip’n Soft Top products in it. Operators then put the back card into the cavity, and after the cavity runs through a heat and compression station, out comes the two products trapped in their RPET blister between facing and backing paperboard cards.

Source: www.packworld.com

Tags: , , , , , , ,

NEWS FROM INTERPACK: Hands off, kids

19 May 2014

The vast majority of all pharmaceutical drugs are put on the market in carton boxes containing blister strips. The only safeguard against children ingesting the contents has been to keep the packs out of sight and out of the reach of children.

Ecobliss, a producer of blister and high visibility packaging solutions, is the first to have successfully developed a simple, inexpensive and mass-producible carton box satisfying all stringent requirements that are imposed for child resistant packaging.
Its packaging concept, Locked4Kids, is one of the 10 finalists in the Gouden Noot 2014 Packaging Innovation Contest and was on show at interpack.

PKN stopped by the stand and spoke to Peter Bruggeman, senior business development manager at Ecobliss. He said that the reclosable carton box, in combination with a PET blister tray, enables drug manufacturers to package their products in a child resistant manner.

Locked4Kids meets the strict European (EN 8317) and American (UN16 CRF 1700.20) standards for reclosable child resistant packaging. The system was extensively tested and certified by the Belgian Packaging Institute.

Bruggeman explained how it works: The Locked4Kids packaging comprises a carton box containing a PET blister tray. The box has openings on the sides in which the blister tray is automatically locked when it is pushed all the way into the box. For this, hooks are attached to the edge of the blister tray. In order to be able to open the packaging, both hooks have to be pushed simultaneously, while pulling the blister tray out of the box. This is very difficult for small children. The hooks are placed diagonally to one another at a distance that cannot be spanned by the hand of a small child, but which is no problem for adults. The carton box is coated with a tear resistant laminate so as to prevent children from ripping it apart.

Here Bruggeman demonstrates the way it’s opened.

Locked4Kids will be officially launched in October of this year during the CPhI pharmaceutical trade fair in Paris. The winner of the Gouden Noot 2014 will be announced in September 30th.

In a separate statement, Ron Linssen, managing director of Ecobliss, said,

“We designed Locked4Kids with just one objective in mind: protecting small children from accidental poisoning. The laboratory of the Belgian Packaging Institute, an ISO 17025 accredited testing institute for materials and packaging, has certified Locked4Kids. The standards for such certification are very strict. Less than 15% of the test group of children between three and a half and four years and three months in age are able to open the packaging in under 5 minutes. And even after seeing a demonstration of how to open it, fewer than 20% of the same test group are able to open the packaging within another period of 5 minutes. At the same time, of course, opening and closing has to be easy for adults and seniors. We hope that Locked4Kids becomes the new standard for packaging drugs and other products that are potentially dangerous for small children.”

The pack is available in three sizes. The pack has yet to be commercialised and the company is currently inviting expressions of interest from licensees.

Source: www.packagingnews.com.au

 

Tags: , , , , , , , ,

Child-resistant Locked4Kids packaging from Ecobliss nominated for Gouden Noot 2014

Ecobliss, a producer of blister and high visibility packaging solutions, is one of the 10 finalists in the Gouden Noot 2014 Packaging Innovation Contest. Ecobliss was nominated for its new packaging concept Locked4Kids. This reclosable carton box in combination with a PET blister tray enables drug manufacturers to package their products in a child resistant manner. Locked4Kids meets the strict European (EN 8317) and American (UN16 CRF 1700.20) standards for reclosable child resistant packaging. The system was extensively tested and certified by the Belgian Packaging Institute. Locked4Kids will be officially launched in October of this year during the CPhI pharmaceutical trade fair in Paris. The winner of the Gouden Noot 2014 will be announced in September 30th.

In Europe and America, the vast majority of all drugs are put on the market in carton boxes containing blister strips. There is a substantial chance that, in an unguarded moment, small children might open such a box and swallow its contents. In Europe alone, 3,000 young children die each year from the consequences of drug poisoning or poisoning due to the ingestion of household chemicals (source: www.childsafetyeurope.org). Ecobliss is the first producer to have successfully developed a simple, inexpensive and mass-producible carton box satisfying all stringent requirements that are imposed for child resistant packaging.

Ron Linssen, Managing Director of Ecobliss: “We designed Locked4Kids with just one objective in mind: protecting small children from accidental poisoning. The laboratory of the Belgian Packaging Institute, an ISO 17025 accredited testing institute for materials and packaging, has certified Locked4Kids. The standards for such certification are very strict. Less than 15% of the test group of children between three and a half and four years and three months in age are able to open the packaging in under 5 minutes. And even after seeing a demonstration of how to open it, fewer than 20% of the same test group are able to open the packaging within another period of 5 minutes. At the same time, of course, opening and closing has to be easy for adults and seniors. We hope that Locked4Kids becomes the new standard for packaging drugs and other products that are potentially dangerous for small children.”

Innovative design
The Locked4Kids packaging is composed of a carton box containing a PET blister tray. The box has openings on the sides in which the blister tray is automatically locked when it is pushed all the way into the box. For this, hooks are attached to the edge of the blister tray. In order to be able to open the packaging, both hooks have to be pushed simultaneously, while pulling the blister tray out of the box. This is very difficult for small children. The hooks are placed diagonally to one another at a distance that cannot be spanned by the hand of a small child, but which is no problem for adults. The carton box is coated with a tear resistant laminate so as to prevent children from ripping it apart.

About the Gouden Noot
The Gouden Noot is the world´s most competitive packaging innovation contest. With the Gouden Noot, the Netherlands Packaging Centre (NVC) stimulates innovations in the field of packaged products and packaging. The Gouden Noot owes its name to the unique trophy that contains a solid gold walnut (noot in Dutch), which symbolises a sustainable, effective and innovative packaging.

About Ecobliss
As far back as 1995, Ecobliss founder Ron Linssen, together with Professor G. Wouters, developed a new and innovative cold seal technology for blister packaging. Over the years the cold seal technology successfully grew and Ecobliss continued to expand its expertise with new technologies, products and services. Slowly but surely the name Ecobliss has become synonymous with know-how and innovation in the specialised field of blister and high visibility packaging solutions. Locked4Kids is the most recent innovative achievement of Ecobliss.

Note for editors
If you need more information about the child resistant Locked4Kids packaging, don’t hesitate to contact the Ecobliss Sales department. You´ll also find more information on our website www.locked4kids.com.

Tags: , , , , , , , ,

Interpack 2014 is coming

No show has more substance

Interpack is far more than just a packaging show. As the world’s leading trade fair, it is the major inspiration for the packaging industry and all related process technologies.

2,700 exhibitors from more than 60 countries will present their latest ideas, innovate concepts and technological visions at interpack – not only in equipment and machinery for packaging and processing, but also in production tools for packaging materials, materials themselves, and services for the entire industry.

Ecobliss Blisterpackaging is one of the companies attending this leading trade fair. Presenting itself as ‘The Smart Source’ for blister and high visibility packaging solutions at booth H18 in hall 9. The combination of industrial design and delivery, of blister and transparent packaging, as well as a range of blister packaging machines. For more information on their innovative packaging solutions, please check their website www.ecobliss.com.

Tags: , , , , , , ,

Ecobliss: a smart source for pharmaceutical innovations

Speaking to Printweek, a leading print and packaging magazine Chakravarthi AVPS felt “Today, secondary packaging is being treated as an avoidable burden at all levels, right from the manufacturer to the retailer. Yet the carded blisters and dose pack wallets, apart from the regulated dispenser packs, play a major role in the patients’ convenience and sometimes save the user from potential dangers like consumption of excessive or less dosage, using an expired medicine and so on. Ecobliss continues to drive the necessity of having proper secondary packaging for all the dosage drugs”.

Ramu Ramanathan | Jan 19, 2014

Hyderabad-based Ecobliss highlighted smart innovations in blister packaging at its stall at Indpack. This included a host of packaging options offered by Ecobliss like carded blister packs, dose packs, clinical wallets, promotional packs, drug combination packs, pre-filled syringe packs, innovative vial packs, standy blister packs, etc.

 

AVPS Chakravarthi, managing director of Ecobliss India, said, “Blister packs have been associated with the pharmaceutical segment due to their convenience, affordability and ease-of-use.” Having said that, one has however, seen little innovation. Ecobliss has disrupted this mould with its ‘Easy opening’ blister packs with special focus on elderly customers.” Chakravarthi added, “The pharmaceutical field is highly demanding when compared with other sectors. One needs to be literally on his toes to constantly serve satisfaction to the customer. We need to update the technologies on real-time basis. In addition, we need to supply packaging for a highly complex US and regulatory market sales at affordable prices, not compromising on quality.”

Products for the elderly
During a product demo to Rushikesh Aravakar and Ramu Ramanathan of PrintWeek India, Chakravarthi explained, “Blister packs are either face heat seal carded packs or clamshell packs. In case of face seal packs, when the customer tries to remove the blister, either part of the plastic remains with the board or some paper remains with the plastic. In case of clamshell blisters it is difficult to tear open; especially for the elderly and infirm. One has to use scissors to cut the pack. Imagine the plight of an elderly person unable to access a special toothbrush from a nice blister pack and who may discard the product without using it.”

He added, “Many customers look at blister packaging in a negative way because of the difficult and unpleasant method of opening. There is a strong need for a blister pack which is sturdy enough to protect the product, as well as be easy to open.” He felt Ecobliss packaging has resolved these issues.

Customer-friendly blister packages
Chakravarthi laid great stress on customer-friendly blister packages. Once again, he demonstrated a new design for a toothbrush with an easy-to-open blister package. The design is simple, a blister presenting the product, encased by a printed cardboard card. After folding back the cardboard card, the customer can simply slide out the blister and access the product. Finally, no more cuts and puncture wounds due to jagged edges, it’s really as simple as 1 2 3.

Chakravarthi explained, “Let us take an example of the complete packaging you need to meet certain requirements. Say that it must protect the contents from tampering, and that the packaging must be tear-resistant and have a metallic finish. Say it needs to be produced in high volumes, preferably in-house, where you will be able to tightly control production scheduling. At Ecobliss, we understand all the component options, all the process possibilities and all the ways to optimise production cost factors to deliver what you need.

A solution for the wallet
In this sense, the wallet solution for the pharma industry is a very innovative concept. Herein, Ecobliss provides blister wallets in many different types and sizes, with one, two, three or more panels designed to match the customer’s requirements. These extra panels can be used to accommodate extra strips with tablets or to print additional information about the content of the wallet. It is even possible to apply a booklet with multiple pages of information onto one of the panels of a blister wallet so that crucial information never gets lost and stays with the medication.

Chakravarthi showed the PrintWeek India duo, a couple of samples and pointed out, “Blister wallets offer many possibilities to accommodate your requirements and the possibilities are endless. Electronics for instance, can be integrated into a wallet for measuring patient compliance, or a wallet can be made child-resistant by design or by applying a child resistant label.”

He explained, “Today, secondary packaging is being treated as an avoidable burden at all levels, right from the manufacturer to the retailer. Yet the carded blisters and dose pack wallets, apart from the regulated dispenser packs, play a major role in the patients’ convenience and sometimes save the user from potential dangers like consumption of excessive or less dosage, using an expired medicine and so on. Ecobliss continues to drive the necessity of having proper secondary packaging for all the dosage drugs in domestic markets as well.”

About Ecobliss
Ecobliss, a global leader in blister and high-visibility packaging, is a privately held company with some 300 staff, and a growing international network of business partners. Ecobliss in India is based in Hyderabad with a sheetfed operation that is backed by finishing solutions. Slowly, but surely, Ecobliss India has become synonymous with know-how and innovation in the specialised field of blister and high-visibility packaging.

It all began in 1995, when Ron Linssen, the founder of Ecobliss, (along with Professor G. Wouters), developed the cold sealing technology for blister packaging, which is the USP of the company’s success. Since the introduction of this eco-friendly sealing technology, customers from many industries have changed their packaging to this method of packaging.

Through the success of cold seal packaging, Ecobliss has become a known name in the market. With many years of experience in development, design, production and logistics, Ecobliss is recognised to be the ‘smart source’ for blister and high-visibility packaging.

Chakravarthi said, “Whether we use blister packaging, plastic boxes or combination of these, regardless of the equipment needed, the intention is always the same: a complete packaging product that meets the highest standards of performance for the lowest cost. At Ecobliss, we design from scratch so that all components are in harmony with each other and any potential logistical challenges are pre-solved.”

 

Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

Record success as Packaging Innovations attracts 6,000 visitors

Packaging Innovations, the UK’s biggest packaging show, attracted 6004 unique visitors over the two days, an 18% increase on last year, with 77% of exhibitors rebooking onsite for next year’s show

The show, which took place at Birmingham’s NEC, 26 & 27 February 2014, was co-located with six other events: Ecopack, Contract Pack, Packtech, Print Innovations, Labelling Innovations, and Converting.

It included packaging buyers from major names such as GlaxoSmithKline, Lush Cosmetics, Heineken, Britvic Soft Drinks, Danone, Asda and Proctor & Gamble.

Alison Church, Event Director at easyFairs UK, said she was delighted with the turnout.

“The show was lively from start to finish, with both visitor and exhibitor numbers up, we are in a great position to take the show to new heights next year. 2015 will be an even bigger year for us, as the show will be celebrating its 10th edition, so it’s an exciting time for those who are involved with the show.”

Amongst the highlights of the show were Bag Re:Born which launched a new eco-innovation for the carrier bag market; i-Sub Digital successfully rolled out its exclusive Digi-Foil system, which creates colour-accurate mock-ups in under ten minutes; plus Folding carton manufacturer, Benson Group, unveiled its new range of food-to-go products under the Benson Delilicious brand name.

Hayley Mustad, key account manager, at IBIS Packaging Solutions, exhibiting at the show, said:

“The footfall this year has been great, with key decision makers from blue chip companies coming onto the stand. Great show, so much so we have booked for 2015, and gone for a bigger stand!”

Also exhibiting at the show was Mark Baker-Homes, director of business development at Intec Printing Solutions, who said there was considerable interest and demand for the packaging and labelling market.

“We had blue chip companies coming onto the stand, but also start-ups looking to get into packaging with genuine enthusiasm, which is great to see. We could not have asked for a better show and the easyFairs team is great – they provide fantastic show support, and realise the true value of business. We’ll certainly be here next year.”

The event included a two-day comprehensive free-to-attend learnShops seminar programme, with speakers from DHL Supply Chain, Iceland Foods, The Barts Ingredients TM Co Ltd, Recoup, Marks and Spencer, Wilkinson, Tesco, and Oloves.

On the second day, Julia Cole, UK and Ireland marketing manager at HP, and Trevor Smith from Amberley Adhesive Labels, demonstrated how digital can help brands create a more personal relationship with consumers. Cole said:

“As brands learn of the capabilities of digital printing for packaging, they will begin to leverage those techniques that differentiate their products and drive sales by extending their marketing campaigns in to the packaging itself. Shorter runs, just in time delivery and minimal inventory are all key factors in reducing costs and reducing the time to market and digital can help make this possible.”

The BIG Packaging Debate attracted over 100 visitors to hear a panel of packaging experts discuss: ‘Packaging – designed for the consumer or the supply chain?’.

This year’s panel, chaired by Kevin Vyse, included Echo Brand Design, DHL Packaging Services Europe, Alliance Boots and The Consumer Voice held the general opinion that the supply chain may well be increasing in complexity, but so are consumers’ lives and the way we market to them. The opinion was that flexibility and agility was key to future retail and concluded that perhaps there is a general need for packaging to reflect in-store and online demands more simply, with the real opportunity to reduce secondary packaging. Continuing to educate the consumer about the possibilities of reusing or refilling a product, rather than recycling was also an underlying theme.

Chris Blackwell, marketing manager at Delipca, said of the show: “Great speaker line-up from major brand owners to packaging converters and logistics. This year’s seminars have been really high quality and very informative, providing the latest thinking and developments within the packaging and print industry.”

The next UK packaging event in 2014 takes place at the Business Design Centre in London on 30 September and 1 October 2014 focusing on its two strong concepts – Packaging Innovations and Luxury Packaging.

Source: http://www.packagingnews.co.uk

Tags: , , , , , , ,

Ecobliss attends Packaging Innovations 2014 in Birmingham UK

Packaging Innovations 2014 and its co-located shows, Contract PackEcopackPacktechPrint InnovationsLabelling Innovations, and Converting Innovations will involve over 350 leading suppliers specialising in all aspects of packaging from materials to design. This is the one UK event where you can be certain to find the latest innovations in packaging to support your business objectives.

One of the companies attending this fair is Ecobliss Blisterpackaging BV in the Netherlands. Ecobliss supplies products and services related to blister and high visibility packaging, i.e. industrial design of blister packaging, produces and supplies the components (carton, plastic) parts as well as packaging machines for blister packaging. Visit them at stand L52 for a personal introduction to their ‘Smart Source’.

Tags: , , , , , , , , , ,

Two-count blister packs for ‘smart pills’

Tucson-based Brainiac Supplements LLC wanted to market its Study Buddy nutrient-based study aid capsules in high-impact packaging. The company concluded that two-count carded blister packs offered a more attractive option than the flexible pouches it had been using.

First a flanged two-cavity blister is thermoformed from PVC sheet, filled with one study aid capsule per cavity, and heat-seal lidded with aluminum foil. The filled and lidded blister packs are then trapped between two blister cards in a second operation. A glossy UV finish on the card stock helps create the optimal in-store impact that Braniac was looking for.

The cards are 0.21-pt SBS and are printed via a four-color process that also incorporates a UV varnish to provide a high-gloss finish. The packs stand upright in shelf display cartons, delivering high visibility at retail venues such as college book stores and convenience stores.

Brainiac has enjoyed sales increases since the new packaging was introduced. Tyler Johansen, CEO of Brainiac Supplements, says,

“We chose to partner with a contract packaging specialist, because of their ability to create custom packaging that would more accurately reflect our brand. We couldn’t be more pleased in terms of meeting design deadlines and rendering the packaging we wanted.”

Source: www.packworld.com

Tags: , , , , , ,

Tamper-evident food containers

By Gretchen Edelbrock, Products Editor

A saladWith no removable byproducts or tear-away pieces, minimizing potential choking hazards, the food containers’ double-hinged tamper-evident design eliminates the need for shrink bands or tamper-evident labels. The plastic packaging’s offset, recessed cavity instructional tabs ensure easy gripping and opening while the leak-resistant design ensures no messes or spills either in store aisles or while on the go.

The tamper-evident containers are produced from EcoStar RPET-F food-grade sheet manufactured with post-consumer recycled content from bottles and thermoforms.

Strong and stackable, the food packaging containers are easy to separate by hand or via automation with minimal ribbing on sidewalls to provide great product visibility. Designed for retailers, brand owners, and food processors looking for safe packaging that is environmentally responsible, the new recyclable plastic containers safely and attractively display deli and to-go foods from sandwiches and salads, deli pasta salads, salsas, single serve desserts, and dry packed foods.

Source: http://www.packworld.com/package-type/containers/tamper-evident-food-containers
 

Tags: , , , , , , ,

PWC: Sustainable packaging: myth or reality?, Revisiting the debate two years on – free report

The UK packaging industry is calling for the phrase ‘sustainable packaging’ to be scrapped and is urging instead for Government to get to grips with the real issues affecting the industry, according to a new report. A national shortage of packaging technicians, fears over scarcity of raw material supplies and a lack of political will to tackle the core issues were all voiced in the PwC report Sustainable Packaging: Myth or Reality. Leading retailers, manufacturers and consumer groups also unanimously agreed that the much used sustainable packaging phrase should be phased out and the focus should be on ensuring packaging delivers maximum sustainability throughout the entire supply chain and is recoverable after use.

For a free download pf the report, please click here

Tags: , , , , , , , , ,

Tuesday, April 9th, 2013 Blister News No Comments

New website Launch!! Ecobliss, “The Smart Source”

After more than one year of development, Ecobliss has launched its new website in January 2013.

With the new website, Ecobliss presents crystal clear the product portfolio and the services that it’s offering to its customers Worldwide.

In the world of blister- and high visibility packaging, many different names and fraises are used, creating confusion amongst customers. Being the ‘Smart Source” we’ve been working hard to simplify that and make it easy to understand the difference between products and what is available at the market.

Also the new website explains clearly the position and approach of Ecobliss as a partner for the development, realization, and implementation of blister- and high visibility packaging.

Already you will find the new “Smart Source” video on the website, and in the course of February 2013, more videos will be added about “your industry”, “complete packaging”, “plastic boxes”, “blisters”, and “blistercards”

Exclusively for our global Ecobliss business partners, a login is made available, which is giving access to a download section where technical and promotional data can be found.

I would gladly like to invite you to our new website, and see for yourself, how we have made the difference.

Ron Linssen

CEO, Ecobliss Group

Tags: , , , , , , , , ,

Thursday, January 24th, 2013 Blister News 2 Comments

The 5th Annual Thermoformed Packaging Conference 2012

Brussels, Belgium on Wednesday 19th of September and Thursday 20th of September 2012.

The 5th Annual Thermoformed Packaging Conference 2012 brings together supply chain leaders across the industry, from materials suppliers to retailers and brand owners with a view to promoting collaboration for sustainable, responsible strategy in packaging.   This event brings you the innovation and thought leadership that will drive down costs, energy use, weight and carbon footprint, leading you towards the business models that will improve margins and achieve sustainability goals.

Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , ,

Hybizz TV Interview with winner of Three WorldStar Awards for Packaging Excellence

Mr. AVPS Chakravarthi, Managing Director, Ecobliss India Private Limited, WorldStar Award, Marigold Hotel, Begumpet, Hyderabad, Andhra Pradesh.

Hybizz TV interview with mr. Chakravarthi, MD Ecobliss India Pvt

Worldstars Awards are presented only to those packages which have won recognition at a national level competition and are judged by a international panel. Ecobliss offers various user-friendly, innovative packaging solutions including cold seal blister packs, heat seal packs, pharmaceutical wallets, fold over trap blister cards, clam shell blisters, transparent boxes and range of Ecobliss cold and heat sealing machines.

Ecobliss has been in the business of offering quality packaging products for more than a decade with a strong focus on environment, innovation, design, and turnkey packaging solutions.

Tags: , , , , , , , , ,

Thursday, June 28th, 2012 Blister News, Business News No Comments

Ecobliss, Proud Winner of Three WorldStar Awards for Packaging Excellence in 2012!

June 7th, 2012 Split, Croatia.

Three WorldStar Awards for Ecobliss in 2012!!

The WorldStar Competition is one of the major events of the WPO and this year received 243 entries from 32 countries around the world.

Welcome!

Welcome to the WorldStar Awards Ceremony!

Ecobliss has sent three representatives from India and the Netherlands. Mr. AVPS Chakravarthi, MD of Ecobliss India PvT, Mr. R.J.M. Linssen CEO of the Ecobliss Group and Mr. Marijn van Utteren, Commercial Director of Ecobliss to Croatia to attend a prestigious Gala Award dinner, organized by the WPO in Le Meridien Lav hotel.

Ecobliss, the smart source for blister and high visibility packaging has won three WorlsStar Awards in 2012!!!

In 2011 Ecobliss entered the competition with three entries into the WorldStar completion in three different categories: ‘Electronics’, ‘Household’ and ’Other” .  All three entries (100% score!!) received an Award from the WPO jury consisting of 23 country representatives from the World Packaging Organisation (WPO) and one representative from the International Packaging Press Organisation.

from left to right, Ron Linssen, CEO Ecobliss Goup, Thomas Schneider and mr. Chakravarthi, MD of Ecobliss India PvT, proudly holding the Award in the category ‘Electronics”

 

from left to right: Marijn van Utteren, commercial director of Ecobliss Headquarters, Thomas Schneider, President of the WPO, Chakravarthi, MD of Ecobliss India PvT

Mr. Saha, director IIP (Indian Institute of Packaging), Thomas Schneider and mr. Chakravarthi

The editors of blisternews.com will shortly publish the individual stories behind the Ecobliss blister and high visibility packaging entries that have won the WorldStar Awards.

Ecobliss, The Smart source for blister and high visibility packaging!

 

 

Tags: , , , , , , , , , ,

Tuesday, June 26th, 2012 Blister News, Business News, Trade shows No Comments

February 2012 – Innovation helps to reduce food waste in blisterpackaging

Supermarket Marks & Spencers adds a small plaster-style strip, called ‘It’s Fresh!’, at the bottom of punnets of strawberries, containing a patented mixture of clay and other minerals that absorb ethylene – the ripening hormone which causes fruit to ripen and then turn mouldy.  ‘No extra cost’ The strip measures 8cm X 4.5cm and does not affect the recyclability of the packaging, and the retailer claims there is no extra cost to the consumer of the packaging. If successful, it will be added to all its berries.

Marks & Spencer Strawberry blister pack

Trials carried out in M&S stores showed a minimum wastage saving of 4% – during the peak strawberry season this would equate to around 40,000 packs, approximately 800,000 strawberries. The Guardian first broke the story about M&S’ new packaging technology last Friday (6 January). Packaging News’ editor Josh Brooks was quoted in the story. Speaking to the Guardian, he said: “This new launch from M&S is a great example of how innovative packaging helps to preserve and protect the food products it contains. “The crucial role of packaging in delivering products to consumers and reducing food waste through the supply chain and in stores and homes cannot be overstated.” ‘Strawberry season’ The British strawberry season starts in April, so M&S strawberries are currently imported from Egypt, Morocco, Spain and Israel. During the British season M&S sells around one million punnets per week and the retailer hopes the new packaging will result in huge food waste reductions during this period. ‘Reduce food waste’ M&S Agronomist Hugh Mowat said: “This new technology is a win-win for our customers – not only will their strawberries taste better for longer, but we really hope it will help them to reduce their food waste as they no longer need to worry about eating their strawberries as soon as they buy them.” The patented strip is being manufactured and supplied to M&S by ‘It’s Fresh!’ – a British high tech innovations firm. M&S said that It’s Fresh had supplied the technology to other UK retailers for transit packaging. However, this is the first time it is being used in packaging for consumer products. The new strawberry punnets are available from M&S from today (9 January).

Article found on newsletter@packaging-connections.com

Tags: , , , , , ,

Monday, February 27th, 2012 Blister News, Business News No Comments

Indiapack 2010 held from September 30th until October 3th 2010

Bombay Exhibition Centre – Mumbai, India

Indiapack

After the successes of previous three edition of Indiapack it has grown as a brand name in Indian Packaging industry and world over. Recognizing that the new trends and development are essential to the industry’s bright future, the Indian Institute of Packaging, through Indiapack, seeks to provide a perfect platform to bring the packaging industry under one roof. With this the industry has opportunity to connect at this highly specialized event where the issues of meeting the soaring demand for more sophisticated packaging together with the ever present need for increased productivity are addressed.

Indiapack 2008With the support from Ministry of Commerce & Industry, Ministry of Food Processing Industry, Ministry of Textiles, Govt of India and many Trade Association, from India and abroad including World Packaging Organization and Asian Packaging Federation, Indiapack is all set to continue the success story in 2010 edition.

Indian Packaging industry with a growth of more than 15% p.a. accounts for USD 14 Billion.  This shows the immense potential in the industry. This growth is expected to be doubled in next two years and figures indicate towards a change in the industrial and consumer set up. Packaging today, has grown in importance and is regarded as vital marketing tool. It enhances product value and helps expand market within and outside country. The packaging industry can be characterized as global and fast growing industry.

With a rapid growth in markets like Food, beverage, pharmaceutical, cosmetics and textile has provided momentum for the need of packaging as all these sectors need specialized packaging. Availability of most of the raw material in abundance that is required in packaging industry such as paper, plastic, board, glass, metal adds to the further growth of industry

International FoodTec 2010- International exhibition on food processing & packaging technology, equipments and supplies. At the same time the other concurrent events viz. a high level International Packaging Conference & the National Awards for Excellence in Packaging will be organized by Indian Institute of Packaging.

Tags: , , , , , , ,

Thursday, July 8th, 2010 Blister News, Trade shows No Comments

Cold sealing machines

Cold sealing machines are used for sealing cold seal style trapped blisters. These blisters consist of two pieces of board with a plastic thermoformed cup trapped in between. The two pieces of board can be loose, or attached making them into a folding type trapped blister.

The cold seal style trapped blisters are based on a pressure-sensitive adhesive, which is applied on the inside of the two pieces of board. Since this is pressure sensitive adhesive no heat is required in the sealing process. The only parameter required actually is pressure. Just a certain amount of force is to be applied on two pieces of coated board to create a strong and lasting bond between them.

DSC01257

One of the advantages of the cold seal process over the more traditional heat seal process is that only one parameter is involved, and therefore to be controlled. For any heat sealing process there are always three critical paramaters: Time, Temperature and Pressure.  The latter is the only paramater to be controlled for cold sealing, making it an extremely reliable and stable process.

Another result is that cold sealing machines do not require any heat, making them much more energy efficient. With the removal of the heat from the packaging process, also any negative effects the heat might be having on the final result such as curving of the cards, discolouration of printed matter and deformation of thermoformed parts are not a problem anymore.

Lastly, the cold sealing is instantaneous, meaning that the moment the right pressure is applied the seal is created, there is no sealing time of any significance required, like in a regular heat sealing process.

A supplier of cold sealing machines is Ecobliss Blistermachines. They offer a full range of cold sealing machines from completely manual sealing devices to fully automated – and robotized – packaging lines. The semi-automatic and fully automatic machines include pressure checking systems, ensuring that every cycle the correct amount of pressure is actually applied. This makes it very easily into a fool-proof system with no risk of packs opening up in stores!jiggle_kast copy

Tags: , , , , , , ,

Monday, June 7th, 2010 Cold seal machines No Comments