The Blister Pack Collective
Eliminating PVC and other plastics in tablet packs
Calling all pharma, consumer health, and FMCG businesses—join the Blister Pack Collective from PA and PulPac to create the world’s first planet-friendly, Dry Molded Fiber tablet blister pack.
The Blister Pack Collective utilises Dry Molded Fiber (DMF) technology to develop blister packs that eliminate or minimise the use of plastics in over-the-counter prescription drugs and nutraceuticals.
DMF technology significantly reduces the use of plastics and water, cutting carbon emissions. The process is designed to be high speed and low cost, using a proprietary process to create highly versatile tablet arrays that match the pitch design and tablet count of commodity PVC, providing a like-for-like, scalable solution.
Join the collective
PA and PulPac have seeded the collective and developed the underlying technology needed to bring a functioning DMF tablet blister pack to life. We now have the first proof of concept to demonstrate viability.
We are offering all pharma companies and select partners across consumer health and FMCG industries an opportunity to participate in the collective to further accelerate development.
By joining the collective, you will:
- Pioneer the world’s first planet-friendly DMF blister pack
- Deliver on sustainability goals and help accelerate industry transition from PVC
- Ensure first access to commercial DMF blister packs
- Participate in peer-to-peer knowledge sharing to tackle big challenges faster
- Accelerate adoption by making it easy for consumers to use
- The foundations for technology and process innovation
- First prototype released
- Collective opens to partners
- Demonstration of commercial equipment – proof of principles
- Integration of barriers and lidding
- Testing, regulatory development and production
- Brand-specific designs, barriers and testing
- Scale-up of production
Sustainability benefits of DMF
- Uses 1/3rd of water vs wet molded pulp
- Raw material is obtained from a renewable source
- The dry process requires no energy for drying and creates no wastewater
- The process produces down to 10x less CO2 vs wet pulp and plastic
- Low manufacturing waste due to reuse of fibers
End of Life
- Low (or no) barrier option is 100% plastic free with basic hydrophobicity from food-grade sizing agents and can be recycled in the paper waste stream
- Products with higher barrier needs and strictly regulated packaging contact specification will utilise a very thin layer of plastic to ensure tablet / pack contact with known materials only. These products could reduce plastic by 80%
- Positive fiber quality and yield in recyclability studies
- Waste fibers can be recycled back through process
- Meets increasing global regulatory requirements