Encyclopedic Dictionary of Polymers

2011 Edition
| Editors: Jan W. Gooch

Blister Packaging

  • Jan W. Gooch
Reference work entry
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4419-6247-8_1405

n The enclosing of articles in thermoformed, transparent “blisters” shaped to more or less fit the contours of the articles. The preformed blisters, usually slightly oversized to provide ample room, are made of thermoplastics such as vinyl, polystyrene, or cellulosic plastics. They are placed inverted in fixtures and loaded with the articles, and then cards coated with an adhesive are applied and sealed to the flanges between and around the blisters by means of heat and pressure.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Jan W. Gooch
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  1. 1.AtlantaUSA