Plain aluminum foil for medical and pharmaceutical packaging
The unrivaled barrier properties of aluminum foil makes it impenetrable to moisture, aromas, oxygen and other gases, as well as micro-organisms and light. Sensitive products are therefore kept in perfect condition for long periods.
Aluminum foil has numerous properties which make it ideal for the safe, convenient and versatile packaging of pharmaceutical products, such as tablets, powders and liquids.
Aluminum foil is non-toxic and non-hazardous. It does not harbor or promote bacteria. It can be supplied in a totally sterile condition. Aluminum foil is also suitable for the application of tamper-evident seals and anti-counterfeiting security, such as holograms.
Sustainable and environmentally friendly
Aluminum foil in pharmaceutical packaging has a very positive environmental profile – it saves weight, reduces transport and handling costs and affords complete protection to sensitive pack contents. Advanced separation techniques allow the aluminum foil in domestic waste to be recovered and recycled at a fraction of the original energy cost.
In the medical and personal care markets, aluminum foil is mainly used in push-through blisters as a high-barrier performance, sealable and breakable membrane. In cold-formed blisters or strip packs (e.g. for suppositories), aluminum’s excellent formability allows us to form the material into highly complex shapes without impairing its barrier integrity.