Bilcare Research: ECOmply Film with PVC-level protection in a biodegradable package
Bilcare Research Inc has launched ECOmply, an eco-friendly blister combining the demands of biodegradability and product protection stability. ECOmply blends standard PVC film with a special additive that makes it truly biodegradable. The result is PVC-level functionality without a PVC-level environmental footprint.
For the pharmaceutical industry, a huge hurdle to designing a cost-effective, eco-friendly blister package exists because conventional biodegradable materials have problems withstanding the mechanical, thermal and biological stress undergone during a blister’s forming and its in-market life cycle. With ECOmply, Bilcare has overcome this obstacle through an innovative formulation that breaks down only under favorable anaerobic conditions typically found in landfills.
ECOmply films have the same thermoforming parameters as standard PVC film, meaning no modifications are needed to existing blister machine equipment. ECOmply films can be used with all common aluminum lid foils or CR foils with standard sealing parameters.
ECOmply films are available in clear, color and opaque, as well as a special “paper lookalike” version providing a tangible eco-friendly perception to the blister pack. ECOmply film is recommended for use with Bilcare Nova - a specialized paper-based lidding solution – but also can be used with standard foil-based lidding.
When used together, ECOmply film and Bilcare Nova combine to form ECOmply Pack, which provides reliable protection for low-sensitivity capsules, pills and tablets. For highly sensitive products, ECOmply film can be paired with PVdC coated barrier films and Aclar Laminated high-barrier films for protection.