“People, planet and profit” succinctly describes the triple bottom lines and the goal of sustainability.
“People” (human capital) pertains to fair and beneficial business practices towards the community and region in which a corporation conducts its business.
A TBL (triple bottom line) company or product conceives a reciprocal social structure in which the well being of corporate, labour and other stakeholder interests are interdependent.
“Planet“ (natural capital) refers to sustainable environmental practices. A TBL company endeavours to benefit the natural order as much as possible or at the least do no harm and curtail environmental impact. A TBL endeavour reduces its ecological footprint by, among other things, carefully managing its consumption of energy and non-renewables and reducing manufacturing waste as well as rendering waste less toxic before disposing of it in a safe and legal manner.
“Profit“ is the economic value created by the organisation after deducting the cost of all inputs, including the cost of the capital tied up. It therefore differs from traditional accounting definitions of profit. In the original concept, within a sustainability framework, the “profit” aspect needs to be seen as the real economic benefit enjoyed by the host society. It is the real economic impact the organization has on its economic environment. This is often confused to be limited to the internal profit made by a company or organization (which nevertheless remains an essential starting point for the computation).
Ecobliss cold seal blister packaging, in total compliance with the objective of sustainability
- Simple, clean, safe and convenient packing operation
- Pleasant and safe unpacking experience
- Easy, simple and communicative
- Most attractive product presentation
- Many creative structural designs possible, offering wonderful, attractive sales features
- Maximum use of renewable, recyclable plastics
- Minimum plastic weight
- Maximum use of recycled cardboard
- No heat (energy) required for sealing
- 100% separation of plastic and board after opening
- Enhanced sales by attractive presentation
- Self selling
- Beautiful, sustainable packaging builds positive Brand awareness
- Reduced cost by simple, effective packaging solutions
Simple, clean, safe and convenient packing operation
Ecobliss Cold seal packaging is the one of the most easy and simple packaging methods available in the market today. Only instant pressure is required to get a perfectly sealed blister pack. The people who execute packaging labour will not in any way be exposed to hazardous or uncomfortable radiation, heat, smell or noise.
Pleasant and safe unpacking experience
Unpacking your product, should be trouble free, and preferably even generate a smile on the consumers face. A pleasant unpacking experience is the first opportunity for you to show how well you’re thinking about consumer care. Do not miss this opportunity and use Ecobliss’s easy opening methods to build on a stronger corporate image.
Easy, simple and communicative
Without any help or interference from others, your packaging should communicate, sell the product and at the same time inform your customer on how to use the product. Ecobliss cold seal packaging lends itself perfectly to fulfil your requirements.
Most attractive product presentation
High quality printed board, is used for your product and brand presentation. The transparent plastic that is required to protect and show your product is kept to an absolute minimum. Board and plastic joined in an Ecobliss packaging form a very attractive presentation. By using Ecobliss cold seal packaging you will enjoy the absence of undesirable (cheap looking) plastic reflections in your shelf space. Ecobliss will make your product(s) stand out in the shelf!!
Many creative structural designs possible, offering wonderful, attractive sales features
By using the combination of double cardboard, provided with cutting, creasing, slitting lines and the use of a plastic blister many features can be given to a particular packaging for your product. On the cold seal section of the Ecobliss.com website you’ll find many product examples that have already been made. Please challenge us with your requirements and we’ll design a packaging around your product that meets all your marketing and packaging criteria.
Maximum use of renewable, recyclable plastics
A sustainable Ecobliss cold seal packaging always contains plastic that can easily be recycled. Usually a clear PET film is used to produce the blister, and obviously recycled PET is always recommended. Whenever possible from a technical point of view, renewable PLA will be offered as an option to our customers.
Minimum plastic weight
The plastic part of a sustainable Ecobliss cold seal packaging will always be kept to a minimum size and thickness, with the purpose of reducing plastic weight as much as possible.
Maximum use of recycled cardboard
A sustainable Ecobliss cold seal package always consists of recyclable. One of the USP’s of Ecobliss cold seal packaging is that the cardboard is only printed on one side, and that after packing, the printing is visible on the front and back, and even behind the plastic blister. (see www.ecobliss.com/ learn about …)
No heat (energy) required for sealing
Ecobliss cold seal blister packaging is the only blister packaging system that needs no heat or dwelling time to get a perfect seal. Only pressure is required. This makes packaging in Ecobliss extremely energy, and thus environmentally friendly.
100% separation of plastic and board after opening
There are many different ways of opening Ecobliss packaging, depending on the structural design. Whatever opening method is chosen, plastic and board are always 100% being separated after opening. The cold seal adhesive, applied to the blister board only adheres to itself and not to the plastic blister. Therefore no cardboard fibres will remain on the clear plastic, making recycling possible.
Enhanced sales by attractive presentation
Ecobliss cold seal packaging is a proven solution in capturing that “first moment of truth”. It only takes seconds for a consumer to notice a product on the store shelf. That moment presents an incredible marketing and selling opportunity. Nearly 70 percent of all purchase decisions are made at the shelf. Nearly half of all packaged goods are sold without any additional marketing support.
A well designed blister packaging will sell your products without the additional assistance of sales people. While the transparent blister protects and shows your product clearly visible, the cardboard enhances the total presentation.
Beautiful, sustainable packaging builds positive brand awareness
Not only your product,… not only the structural packaging design,… not the artwork on the card, and certainly not only your sustainability philosophy but the total mix of your presentation is what impresses customers. Attractiveness in the shelf, a good unpack experience, good disposability of the packaging materials at home and of course a good product in hand is the total mix that build brand awareness. Except for your product, we have all the ingredients to make your brand stronger!
Reduced cost by simple, effective packaging solutions
From simple, manual, no energy consuming devices to high speed, low energy consuming Ecobliss cold seal packaging machines, different options are available to support an efficient packaging process. It’s possible to outsource your packaging work to one of our global operations but obviously you can also do the packaging in your own premises. In that case Ecobliss offers a variety of packaging equipment for sale or rent. It is also possible to choose a third party contract packer to pack your products. In those cases Ecobliss will support a smooth packaging operation.
Heat seal face blister pack ( blister-to-card )
Within the various options available in the range of blister packaging, heat seal blister packs are by far the most commonly used type worldwide. The reason for this is obvious. Heat seal blisters consist of only two pieces of material, a single piece of board and a blister. Heat seal blister packs are therefore very economically to produce. The board of which the blister card is produced is coated with a layer of heat seal coating. Generally there are two main types of coatings in use to produce heat seal cards. These are water-based heat seal coatings and solvent based heat seal coatings. With today’s advanced technologies most coatings are suitable to seal both, PET blisters or PVC blisters, using the same coating.
In average the bond strength of solvent based coatings is better that the strength of water based coatings, but if all the guidelines for the use and processing are being respected, both types of coatings give good sealing results. Please pay attention to the producers warranty on heat seal blister cards. Once the production of the cards is ready, heat seal cards should not be kept in stock for a period longer than 6-12 months. In high humidity countries it is advisable to have the cards packed in such a way that moisture can not penetrate into the blister cards (plastic wrap around the cards before putting them in a outer box). Heat seal coatings are hygroscopic, meaning that they attract moisture. The disadvantage of moisture in the coating is that in the sealing process. Moisture in heat sealing cards causes undesirable air enclosures/ bad bonding spots in the area where the blister is being sealed.
The variety in heat seal cards and blisters is endless. The cards can be of any shape and size and the same goes for the blisters. Depending on the desired quality feeling, the thickness of the two materials can vary from very thick and strong to extremely light weight and thin.
First the blister is placed onto a bottom tray, than the product(s) are added to the blister. The blister card is placed between the spring loaded pins located in the bottom tray. Now the sealing cycle can start. During the heat seal cycle the blister is bonded (under heat and pressure) to the heat seal coating on the blister card.
Packaging is done on heat sealing machines. These machines apply heat and pressure during a prefixed period of time. A typical heating cycle seal takes approximately 2-5 seconds at a temperature of 130°-150° Celsius. Tooling is usually build up as following: The bottom tool is usually a aluminium or wooden tray with rubber and spring pins to position the blister and card. A typical top tool is a Teflon coated (or covered) aluminium heat sealing plate.
In case the blister pack is sealed through the back a generic top plate can be used for sealing. This is by far the most used option. (radiant heating). In case sealing takes place by applying heat directly on the flange of the blister a dedicated sealing tool is used. (impuls sealing). You can learn more about heat sealing radiant and impuls sealing machines by visiting http://www.blistermachines.com/
Availability: World wide many printing companies are producing heat seal cards. Please make your choice carefully and choose for quality suppliers. Numerous problems can occur in the heat sealing process, and worse, with packed products in the market. These problems are mostly the result of getting inconsistant quality of heat seal cards, but also from not having the right type or good quality heat sealing machines.
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