Thermoforming Sliding Blister Packaging suppliers and Manufacturer

Slide Blister Packaging
Slide Blister Packaging

Slide blister packaging is a type of blister packaging that allows for easy opening and closing during the packing of the product.

The sliding blister packaging consists of two parts, a plastic blister + paper card. The blister needs to fold the three sides of the blister to the back with a folding machine so that in the next packaging process, the paper card can be inserted into the folding to form the sliding blister packaging.

We usually use PVC or PET materials to make a sliding blister. PET materials are food-grade and environmentally friendly materials, that can use to pack food. PVC materials are not environmentally friendly materials and are usually used for packaging various tools or toys.

In addition, we can accept customized sliding blister packaging thicknesses range between 0.3-1 mm. You can choose a suitable thickness according to the size and weight of your product. If you have no idea about this, contact us and we can give you some suggestions.

If your goods are sold in Europe, they do not like heat-sealed blisters because they are not recyclable (usually sealed blister packs are made of PVC), in contrast, slip blisters can be easily separated and can be made of PET with good ecology. slide Blister and cards can both be recycled separately, Slide Blister offers a clamshell-like appearance at a price close to blisters, and cards simply slide to the back.

Is your product suitable for sliding plastic packaging?

First of all, the product volume and weight are relatively small, the appearance of the product color is bright, can attract the attention of customers, more suitable for the use of sliding blister packaging. As the back of the sliding blister package often uses a strong paper card, the advertisement or instructions can be printed on the front and back sides。

For example, mascara, eyeliner, and promotional lipstick in cosmetics.

Hardware, hardware accessories, screws, or small hardware tools

Children’s toys, cars, or building blocks

Mobile phone protection case, battery, or children’s Watch

With the development of the economy, more and more people’s living needs have increased. The sales volume of all kinds of products has great growth, such as electronic products, cosmetic products, daily life products, and tool products.

In addition to the attractive glossy merchandising impact of carded blister packs, the packaging method carries further advantages over other approaches. Visibility, for example, is high for consumers shopping blister-carded items, because they can see through the formed PVC and PET to get a good look at the goods inside. And while the packages are shopper-friendly, they also protect retailers by furnishing sturdy protection against consumer handling avoiding shop-worn damage to well-handled goods. Custom forming creates unique blister packs for each item they contain, setting them apart from competing for retail items. And when cards are attached, sellers can use the space to incorporate graphics and product information on the flat surfaces provided by the cards.

Sliding blister packaging have price and quality advantages

Low mold development cost (typically $100), short development cycle (typically 5-7 days), and reusable.

Advanced Thermoforming Equipment Group.Daily capacity of a single thermoforming machine over 50K.

Fully Automatic Slide blister packaging machine.Single machine daily capacity of 20K. Sliding packaging size is accurate, clean and neat

Mold and sliding blister packaging manufacturing in the same factory

Self-development and manufacturing of molds are very necessary for buyers.

  1. Flexible and fast design changes
  2. Low R&D and cost manufacturing
  3. Quick fix for unexpected mold failure in mass production

Working principle of sliding blister packaging thermoforming machine

It is a kind of thermal processing method, the thermoplastic sheet is cut into a certain size, after heating and softening the plastic sheet, with the help of the two sides of the sheet atmospheric air pressure difference and mechanical pressure to make the sheet deformation, and then cover on the surface of the specific mold. After cooling deformation, and trimming to complete the process of plastic blister tray.

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Sliding blister packaging mold selection

To produce high quality sliding blister packaging, high quality thermoforming molds are the foundation

Customers who cannot provide 3D drawings usually have the base model made by hand.

1.Customers who cannot provide 3D drawings usually have the base model made by hand.

Blister copper mold

2.Electroplating copper mold under the premise of confirming the structure and size of manual mold

The mold plays a very important role in the quality of the custom blister packaging. Usually, there have plaster molds, cooper molds,s and hardware molds for blister-forming molds.

The plaster mold is easy to make, and making time is also short ( about 2-4 days). It is conducive to the modification of product packaging. Compared with other molds, its cost is the lowest. Due to the original color of the plaster mold, the transparency of the blister made by the plaster mold is less than the blister transparency made by another mold. So it is mainly applicable to the sample confirmation and low requirements of product packaging transparency.

Cooper mold is metal molds made on the basis of plaster molds, which are relatively durable. The thickness of blister copper mold is about 0.5-0.8mm, and the making time is about 5 days ( including the plaster mold making time). The surface of the copper mold is smooth, so the appearance and transparency of the blister produced are good. Also, its mold cost is relatively low, so it is the most commonly used Sliding blister packaging insert forming mold.

Blister Hardware Mould
3.Direct engraving of hardware molds with the support of 3D drawings

Aluminum mould needs to be based on 3D design or product sample, through CAM and another programming software programs, completed by CNC machine tool processing The precision of aluminum mold is very high, and the contour and Angle of the blister packagings produced are relatively beautiful. Relative to the other two molds, its price is the highest, but its durability and production efficiency are higher, time-saving and electricity saving and the rejection rate is very low. This mold is suitable for packaging with high appearance and size requirements. It is the first choice for mass production and high requirements of blister production.

The Paper Card For Sliding Blister packaging

A Paper card is a part of the thermoform blister packaging to protect the product from falling. Product instructions and pictures/company information can be printed on the paper card, you can print anything you want.

Gray board paper, single-side coated paper, and white cardboard are used for sliding blister packaging.

It can be printed on one or both sides to enrich your product information and usage instructions. The surface of the card can be matte or glossy.

If the quality of your product is heavy, we can also glue two pieces of paper card together to increase the hardness and three-dimensionality.

CMYK printing or single color on one side or on both sides for the paper cards.

Product pictures, Product Instructions, company information… can be printed on the paper card.

Embossing can emphasize and highlight the important parts of printing design like logos and slogans. When you touch the embossing part, it is outstanding obviously.

Hot stamping/silver hot stamping is the process that shows a sense of metal and a stronger sense of three-dimensionality through the change of the hot stamping plate. The color is brighter, but the price for this craft is expensive. So we suggest that you can apply some words that you want to emphasize.

Spot UV means this UV Coating to a specific area (or areas) of a printed piece rather than coating the entire surface. Spot UV is a creative way to add depth and contrast through varying levels of sheen and texture.

Glossy lamination produces a shiny, glass-like appearance that enhances the color and vibrancy of the ink on a page.

Matt lamination: A matte film is adhered to regular paper or film with an adhesive, often by heat activation.

Glossy Vanishing: a layer of glossy oil cover the paper. It can prevent dust pollution and moisture erosion, it also protects the colored layer.

Matt Vanishing: a layer of Matt oil covers the paper after printing.

Normally we will suggest choosing lamination since varnishing needs more time to get it dry. The defective rate and price of varnishing are higher than lamination.

Application examples of sliding blister packaging

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In addition to tool products, mobile phone cases are often used in sliding blister packaging boxes.

Advantages & disadvantages of slide blister packaging

The material we used is high-transparency PVC/PET material. Clear material allows the customer to see the inside products. If your products are colorful products or have beautiful appearance products, you can consider this kind of blister packaging. The shape of the blister also can be customized. You can do the shape you want. There have 2 styles for the blister cavity, the one is the blister shape which is the same as the product shape. The other one is to do the cavity which is big enough to hold all products.

Customized Printing Paper Card

Printing of the packaging is a really important part of the packaging. You can do your own design on the paper card, excellent design can attract the customer’s attention. It also can emphasize your brand’s slogan and conception, it can help you to build your own brand. We accept custom printing, you can print anything you want on the paper card.

Easy to Assemble the Slide Blister Card Packaging

It is quite easy to assemble the sliding blister pack. You just need to put your products inside the cavity of the blister, then slide the paper card into the blister. It would be the ready packaging that can hang on the goods shelf. This kind of packing way is really popular and most clients like it because it can save assembling time and labor costs.

The disadvantage of sliding card blister packaging, the large volume would be the disadvantage for sliding blister packs. Although the blister can be stacked one by one, the shipping volume is still larger than a box that can be flat during shipping. Large volume means that the shipping cost is also higher than a normal plastic box. But you can choose to ship the cargo by sea, usually, the sea shipping needs about one month.

Several elements of high-quality sliding blister packaging

Good packaging can improve the product’s level and it can help to build the brand. If we were the buyer, we certainly want to buy good quality packaging. But how to judge the quality of plastic slide blisters? There have 2 points that you can pay attention to. The first one is if the paper card and the sliding blister match well. You can see usually the paper card and blister have a hanger hole, good suppliers would focus on it and will adjust the position of the hanger hole to ensure the sliding blister packaging looks great. The second one is looking at the backside blister. If the 3 sides of the blister are flat, smooth, and look great, it is good quality sliding blister packaging.

We are professional blister packaging supplies, contact us for some advice if you want to try this kind of sliding blister packaging.


Most frequent questions and answers

Slide blister packaging is a type of blister packaging that allows for easy opening and closing during the packing of the product.
The opening and closing mechanism of this type of blister packaging are through the sliding of the blister on the cardboard.

A slide blister offers an easy-to-open and close alternative when you compare it to a normal blister. This is because you have to slide the blister along the cardboard to open and close during the packing.
It is easier to thermoform a slide blister than a normal blister as well as it is relatively cheaper.

Yes, slide blister packaging materials comply with ISO 14000 requirements which ensures that there is a minimal negative impact on the environment.

The main difference between a slide blister and heat seal clamshell packaging is the hinges.
Heat seal clamshell packaging normally has hinges on the sides which is lacking in slide blister packaging.

MOQ for slide blisters is normally 5000 pieces. However, depending on the client’s requirements, we can negotiate the quantity.


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