Amcor launches new push-through child-resistant blister lidding

By Pharmaceutical & Medical Packaging News staff in Blisters on January 09, 2015

Amcor Flexibles has brought its patented Amcor Opening Feature (AOF) to child-resistant blister lidding, launching the new product in December 2014. Already available on pouch stock and stick packs, AOF allows users to access blister contents with a "targeted" push-through motion rather than the traditional peel or peel-push method.

According to Amcor, AOF allows the use of a 2-ply structure compared with a standard 3-ply. The product contact layer remains the same as that of existing Amcor blister lidding products, helping users to streamline testing.

Without the need for peel tabs, total package sizes can be reduced up to 40% versus traditional peel-push and peelable blister cards, the company reports in a press release. The reduction reportedly does not compromise the barrier layer or the seal integrity of the package.

An independent study according to 16 CFR Part 1700 has confirmed senior friendliness and child resistance, Amcor reports. "Blisters were produced using AOF blister lidding and the package met the test requirements of F=1 (only two children out of 50 were able to access one cavity). In addition, the Senior Use Effectiveness (SAUE) score was an extraordinary 98% compared to the normal target minimum of 90%," the company reports.

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