EP1232959B1 - Child-resistant packaging for tablets - Google Patents

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EP1232959B1
EP1232959B1 EP02011101A EP02011101A EP1232959B1 EP 1232959 B1 EP1232959 B1 EP 1232959B1 EP 02011101 A EP02011101 A EP 02011101A EP 02011101 A EP02011101 A EP 02011101A EP 1232959 B1 EP1232959 B1 EP 1232959B1
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blister pack
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Peter Kanscar
Michael Krohn
Susanne Marti
Claudia Schmauder
Laurenz Zellweger
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3A Composites International AG
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Description

The invention relates to a childproof packaging for tablets, capsules and The like. Pharmaceutical products, with a blister pack with at least one the bowl is sealed with a push-through cover film for receiving of the tablets, being above the one with an outer packaging An intermediate part is arranged in the blister pack, the cover film of the Blister packaging is directed against the intermediate part, and being between blister packaging and a first pressure-sensitive adhesive is arranged between the parts.

The danger of an uncontrolled drug intake is undisputed especially small children, especially when lying around Medicines are increasingly exposed to this potential danger.

Blister packs are particularly useful for packaging tablets and capsules enforced. The so-called blister packs are widespread, where the tablet comes out of a bowl in the bottom part of the packaging a lid film is pressed through. In other known blister packs a cover film is removed by peeling it off. And others Blister packs have a notch as a tear-open aid.

Ways already used today to increase child safety The blister packs for tablets and capsules mentioned consist of the Complicating opening by measures that require increased power, such as. stronger push-through foils, increased adhesive strength of peel-off foils or high tear resistance with tear notches.

Packaging that can only be opened with increased effort, are childproof, but can also be a problem for seniors.

A childproof packaging of the type mentioned is from US-A-3 912 082 known.

The invention has for its object a childproof packaging the kind mentioned at the beginning to create that of seniors without difficulty can be opened. Basically it's about packaging like this to design that a combination ability is required to open them or that simultaneous or complex movements are carried out have to.

To achieve the object according to the invention, the intermediate part partially is covered by a removable partition and the partition Cover part rests that a second pressure sensitive adhesive between the intermediate part and the separating part and between the intermediate part not covered by the separating part and Separating part and cover part a third pressure sensitive adhesive is arranged, the third Pressure sensitive adhesive is lower than the first pressure sensitive adhesive and the second Pressure sensitive adhesive has a higher adhesive strength than the first pressure sensitive adhesive.

The blister packaging can be used to achieve a higher stability of the packaging in the outer packaging between a bottom part and the intermediate part arranged and the first adhesive between the bottom part or blister packaging and intermediate part can be arranged.

The bowl of the blister pack preferably protrudes from that through the bottom part formed level outwards, in the simplest case the bowl of the blister pack penetrates an opening in the bottom part. Is the bottom part from a deformable material, a bowl can also be formed from this and the bowl of the blister pack is arranged in the bowl of the bottom part his.

The outer packaging can be cost-effectively made from a single one Make the cut.

At least two packs can be combined into multi-portion packs be, the individual packages to a strip pack lined up and preferably from the strip pack along one Line of weakness, preferably a line of perforations, can be separated.

For the production of the packaging according to the invention can be used today Production of packaging known rigid, semi-rigid and flexible Materials in the form of sheets, foils, laminates or other laminates a thickness of a few µm to a few mm, for example 8 µm to 3 mm, be used. Examples of foil-like materials are metal foils such as for example aluminum foils. More examples of film-shaped materials are paper, semi-cardboard and cardboard. Plastic-containing ones are also particularly important Foils, e.g. based on polyolefins, such as polyethylene or Polypropylenes, polyamides, polyvinyl chloride, polyesters such as polyalkylene terephthalates and especially polyethylene terephthalate. The plastic ones Films can be monofilms made of plastics, laminates made of two or more Plastic films, laminates of metal and plastic films, laminates of Papers and plastic films or laminates made of paper and metal and Be plastic films. The individual layers of the sheet-like materials can by means of adhesives, laminating adhesives, adhesion promoters and / or through Extrusion coating, coextrusion or lamination etc. fixed to each other become. Suitable plastic films are, for example, non-oriented or axially or biaxially oriented monofilms or laminates of two or more non-oriented or axially or biaxially oriented films made of plastics based on polyolefins, such as polyethylenes or polypropylenes, Polyamides, polyvinyl chloride, polyesters such as polyalkylene terephthalates and especially polyethylene terephthalate, cyclo-olefin copolymers (COC) and polychlorotrifluorethylene (PCTFE, brand name ACLAR).

Transparent parts are particularly suitable for the bottom parts of blister packs Plastics with good forming properties such as polyethylene, polypropylene, Cyclo-olefin copolymers, polyvinyl chloride, polyethylene terephthalate, polyamide as well as laminates made from the materials mentioned, e.g. made of PVC and polychlorotrifluoroethylene (PCTFE) or PVC and PVDC (polyvinyl dichloride). Laminates, for example, are used for non-transparent blister packs from an aluminum foil planked on both sides with a plastic foil with the for example construction polyamide / aluminum / PVC or pigmented Plastic films used. The cover film is usually an aluminum film an example thickness of 20 microns, which is painted and / or with a Heat seal lacquer can be coated.

All of the above-mentioned sheet-like materials such as paper, semi-cardboard, cardboard and plastic films in the form of monofilms, laminates, etc. can have at least one further continuous layer of sputtered or vacuum-deposited ceramic materials with a thickness of about 5 to 500 nm (nanometers) , for example Al 2 O 3 or SiO x , where x is a number between 1.5 and 2. These layers of ceramic materials have barrier properties and prevent the diffusion of gases and water vapor through the packaging.

Further advantages, features and details of the invention result from the following description of preferred exemplary embodiments and from the drawing; this shows schematically in

  • 1 shows a longitudinal section through a blister pack with outer packaging.
  • FIG. 2 shows a plan view of the outer packaging from FIG. 1 in the viewing direction y;
  • FIGS. 3-5 show a longitudinal section through the blister packaging with repackaging from FIG. 1 in successive opening positions;
  • FIG. 6 shows a plan view of a blister packaging with outer packaging from FIG. 1 configured as a multi-portion packaging.

An outer packaging 50 shown in FIGS. 1 to 5 for blister packaging 52 has a substantially strip-like shape with a bottom part 54, an intermediate part 56, a separating part 57 and a cover part 58. The blister pack 52 - in the example shown a one-portion pack for a tablet 60 - has a bottom part 62 made of, for example, polyvinyl chloride (PVC) with a cup 64 molded out of it for receiving the tablet 60 and one sealed or glued to the bottom part 62 Cover film 66 made of aluminum, for example. The bowl 64 of the blister pack 52 penetrates a bottom opening adapted to the circumference of the bowl 68 in the bottom part 54 of the outer packaging 50 and protrudes from the bottom part 54 to the outside. The bottom part 62 of the blister pack 50 lies on the bottom part 54 of the outer packaging 50 on the inside and is with this over a Permanent adhesive based on, for example, polyurethane, at least partially bonded. Instead of the bottom opening 68 - if the material is allowed - a cup is also formed from the bottom part 54, i.e. the The bowl 64 of the blister pack 52 would in this case be the bowl in the base part 54 added.

The intermediate part 56 is with the bottom part 54 or with the blister pack 52 glued over a first pressure sensitive adhesive 70. The one lying on the intermediate part 56 Separating part 57 covers one separated by an edge area 72 Zone 76 provided second pressure sensitive adhesive 74. The intermediate part 56 and the The separating part 57 of the cover part 58 lying thereon is also covered by a third adhesive 78 glued to the edge region 72 of the intermediate part 56 and projects beyond the intermediate part 56 to form an adhesive-free tear-open tab 80 The tear-open tab 80 at the far end of the outer packaging 50 is the bottom part 54, the intermediate part 56 and cover part 58 permanently glued to one another. The second Separating part 57 covering pressure-sensitive adhesive 74 projects beyond intermediate part 56 Formation of an adhesive-free gripping tab 82.

In the sealed outer packaging 50, the third pressure sensitive adhesive is between Cover part 58 and intermediate part 56 have a lower adhesive strength than the first Pressure sensitive adhesive 70 between intermediate part 56 and bottom part 54 or blister packaging 52. The second pressure sensitive adhesive 74 of the zone covered by the separating part 57 The intermediate part 56 has a stronger adhesive force than the first pressure sensitive adhesive 70, the material for the separating part 57 is selected so that the second pressure sensitive adhesive 74 only a slight and compared to the third pressure sensitive adhesive 78 practically no adhesive force is generated. The pressure sensitive adhesives 70, 74, 78 are for example Glue based on polyacrylate or other adhesive resins built up.

To remove the tablet 60, the cover part 58 is first on its tear tab 80 gripped and by an opening movement carried out in the direction of arrow E. from the intermediate part 56 underneath and the one lying thereon Separating part 57 separated. In a next step, the separating part 57 gripped on its gripping tab 82 and in the direction of arrow F by the intermediate part 56 exposing zone 76 with the second adhesive 74 from the intermediate part 56 deducted. In a variant with a microencapsulation system, the Tear tab 80 are strongly pressed. In a subsequent step is the cover part 58 in the direction of arrow G on the intermediate part 56 with the now exposed zone 76 having the second pressure-sensitive adhesive 74 and connected to the intermediate part 56 via the exposed second pressure sensitive adhesive 74. In a subsequent step, the tear tab 80 of the cover part 58 taken again and by one carried out in the direction of arrow H. Opening movement pulled away from the pad. Since the adhesive strength of the second pressure sensitive adhesive 74 is greater than the adhesive strength of the first pressure sensitive adhesive 70, there is a separation between the opening movement in the direction of arrow H. the intermediate part 56 and the bottom part 54 or the blister pack 52 this process, the cover film 66 of the blister pack 52 is exposed. In In this open position, the tablet 60 can be pressed into the bowl 64 by finger pressure Arrow direction I pushed through the cover film 66 and ejected become. , In one variant, the cover film 66 becomes during the opening movement already separated from the blister pack 52 in the direction of arrow I, so that the tablet 60 can be removed without pushing through the cover film 66.

The bottom part 54, which serves the stability of the outer packaging 50, can be another embodiment, not shown in the drawing, is eliminated. Here, the cover part 58 with the blister pack 52 or with it Bottom part 62 may be connected in one piece and form a loop, i.e. the outer packaging consists of the same material, e.g. from the blister pack or their bottom part ..

6 shows a pack 90 with four square single packs according to FIG Fig. 1. These can be separated from one another by line-shaped perforations 92. However, the individual outer packaging 10 can also be opened without having to separate them from the pack of four 90. The Tear-open tab 80 of the cover part 58 and the gripping tab 82 of the separating part 57 here are directed towards the center of the pack 90, causing the pack can be easily manufactured.

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  1. Child-resistant package for tablets, capsules and similar pharmaceutical products, comprising a blister pack (52) with at least one cup (64) for receiving the tablets (60) closed by means of a press-through covering film (66), an intermediate part (56) being arranged above the blister pack (52) provided with an outer packaging (50), the covering film (66) of the blister pack (52) being directed towards the intermediate part (56) and a first pressure-sensitive adhesive (70) being arranged between the blister pack (52) and the intermediate part (56), characterised in that the intermediate part (56) is partly covered by a removable separating part (57) and a cover part (58) is situated on the separating part (57), that a second pressure-sensitive adhesive (74) is arranged between the intermediate part (56) and the separating part (57) and a third pressure-sensitive adhesive (78) is arranged between the intermediate part (56) not covered by the separating part (57) and the separating part (57) and cover part (58), the third pressure-sensitive adhesive (78) having less adhesive strength than the first pressure-sensitive adhesive (70) and the second pressure-sensitive adhesive (74) having higher adhesive strength than the first pressure-sensitive adhesive (70).
  2. Package according to claim 1, characterised in that the blister pack (52) is arranged between a bottom part (54) and the intermediate part (56) in the outer packaging (50) and that the first pressure-sensitive adhesive (70) is arranged between the bottom part (54) or the blister pack (52) and the intermediate part (56).
  3. Package according to one of claims [...] 2, characterised in that the cup (64) in the blister pack (52) projects outwardly from the plane formed by the bottom part (54).
  4. Package according to claim 3, characterised in that the cup (64) in the blister pack (52) passes through an opening (68) in the bottom part (54).
  5. Package according to claim 3, characterised in that a cup is formed in the bottom part (54) and the cup (64) in the blister pack (52) is arranged in the cup in the bottom part (54).
  6. Package according to one of claims 1 to 5, characterised in that the outer packaging (50) consists of one single blank.
  7. Double pack, characterised in that it consists of two partial packages according to one of claims 1 to 5 arranged in mirror symmetry.
  8. Multi-pack consisting of at least two packages according to one of claims 1 to 6, characterised in that the individual packages are arranged in a row to form a strip pack (90) and can preferably be separated from the strip pack (90) along a weakening line, in particular a perforated line (92).
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