Tablets, pills, capsules; with Locked4Kids they can be packed cost effectively in a carton/blister combination. Whether you need large volumes or small quantities, Locked4Kids offers a solution via highly automated packaging companies or via suppliers which are able to produce special or limited editions by hand.
Locked4Kids child resistant cartons have been developed for high speed automated production on standard pharmaceutical packaging equipment supplied by companies such as Romaco, Uhlmann, Pentapack, etc. Blister strips are loaded top down into a tray, which is then inserted into the child resistant carton. With Locked4Kids cartons, you can achieve the same packaging process speeds as with regular (non CR) cartons.
In Europe approximately 80% of all tablet and capsules are packed in blister strips and retail cartons. In the US, bottles cover the majority of medicine packaging. Both solutions face big disadvantages regarding child resistancy.
Today the European way of packing medicines in child resistant cartons is only possible using specialty packaging systems which are very expensive to produce. On the other hand, packing medicines in inexpensive bottles, the standard in the US, does not offer protection against moisture and contamination. And, neither production batch numbers, nor expiry dates can be communicated as desired.
Today, after years of development, Locked4Kids can handle all these requirements.
Fact is that blisters guarantee the integrity of tablets and capsules much better than a bottle. Blisters protect the individual dose against moisture and contamination. Besides this, production batch numbers and expiry dates can be stamped or printed on each individual blister. And – unlike bottles – blisters show clearly whether medicines have been tampered with. However, the costs of child resistant blister packagings were high. Up to now. Because Locked4Kids offers cost effective production of child resistant cartons to pack blisters.