ACG Films Expands its Portfolio of Ultra-High Barrier Blister Films

December 16, 2020
Pharmaceutical Technology Editors

The films are now available in three options of varying thickness for added protection against moisture and oxygen.

ACG Films, part of the ACG Group, announced on Dec. 16, 2020 that it has expanded its UltraSafe portfolio of ultra-high barrier blister films.

The films are now available in three options of varying thickness for added protection against moisture and oxygen, ACG said in a company press release. The new films include the UltraSafe Dupac, which is made up of polyvinyl chloride (PVC) and polyvinylidene chloride (PVdC), the UltraSafe Tripac, which is comprised of those two substrates plus a layer of polyethylene in between, and Core, which features a single layer of PVdC between two layers of PVC.

Benefits of the films include:

  • Premium barrier protection to prevent the loss or unwanted addition of aroma and flavor
  • Seal integrity at high speeds with no special tooling
  • The ability to reduce pack sizes or increase pill density without enlarging the package
  • No need for specialized infrastructure.

The films also offer processing advantages. They can be produced using tools or molds designed for PVC or regular PVDC coated films. The material can generate angle cavities that are steeper and deeper than those generated by conventional strip/aluminum blisters. It can also mitigate blister curling issues post-thermoforming and enable better production control.

Source: ACG