Comparative analysis of the physical and chemical properties of new and expired blister pack foils for hard gelatin capsule packaging

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Blister packs are commonly used to package hard gelatin capsules. Shelf life restrictions of the blister pack components can be problematic for low volume users due to the requirement to purchase larger quantities. Here we investigated the physical and chemical properties of blister pack foils to determine if a change in their nature occurred when the expiry date was exceeded.
Original languageEnglish
Number of pages1
Publication statusPublished - Sep 2014
EventAPS PharmSci 2014 - University of Hertfordshire, Hatfield, United Kingdom
Duration: 8 Sep 201410 Dec 2014


ConferenceAPS PharmSci 2014
CountryUnited Kingdom


  • blister packs
  • gelatin capsules
  • pharmaceutical packaging

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