Aluminium in pharmaceutical packaging

Aluminium foil's unrivalled barrier properties, which can totally exclude moisture, microorganisms, light, oxygen and other gases makes it a primary material in the protective packaging of pharmaceuticals.

Aluminium foil for pharmaceutical packaging

Key features

  • Foil is supplied completely sterile thanks to the metal annealing process during manufacture.
  • It is non-hazardous to health, contains no plasticizers and is environmentally friendly.
  • Coupled with flexibility and formability, the ease with which aluminium foil can be coated, printed, laminated, slit, cold-formed and embossed qualifies it as an extremely versatile tool for the pack designer.

Custom design

  • Hydro delivers aluminium foil in thickness from 0.006 mm to 0.060 mm in hard and soft temper quality as plain foil.
  • Lacquered, heat-seal-lacquered, coated or laminated with plastic or paper.

Application areas

  • Tablets
  • Push-through blister
  • Cold-formed foil blister
  • Strip pack
  • Creams, ampoules
  • Instruments
  • Dressings
  • High performance membrane for pharmaceutical closures

Updated: October 11, 2016