KIDS WILL BE KIDS.

Protect them with CONSTANTIA Child Resistant Solutions.

Quiz

Test your knowledge and find out important facts about child resistant packaging.
Click on the answer that you think is correct.

When is a package considered child resistant?
Well done! When tested, 80 % of children (42 to 51 months) must fail to open a package. Only then it is considered child resistant. This standard was fixed by the Poison Prevention Packaging Act (PPPA) in the USA. Many other countries have followed this example and established similar standards.
Good try, but your answer is wrong! When tested, 80 % of children (42 to 51 months) must fail to open a package. Only then it is considered child resistant. This standard was fixed by the Poison Prevention Packaging Act (PPPA) in the USA. Many other countries have followed this example and established similar standards.

Which statement is true?
Sadly, you are right! Certain heart and pain medications are so strong, that a single pill can kill a child. According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) accidental poisoning is the #2 cause of unintentional injury death in the United States, following car crashes.
Sorry, you are wrong! Certain heart and pain medications are so strong, that a single pill can kill a child. According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) accidental poisoning is the #2 cause of unintentional injury death in the United States, following car crashes.

Who has the highest risk of getting harmed by unintentional drug intake?
That was a hard one, but your answer is correct! Furthermore, common medications that cause childhood poisonings include: narcotic pain relievers (opioids), drugs used to treat opioid addiction, sedatives, and medicines used to treat high blood pressure, diabetes, and depression. Using blister packs instead of drug bottles is being studied as a way of reducing accidental drug poisoning in children.
Your answer isn’t correct. Boys between the ages of 1 and 3 years are at the highest risk of getting harmed. Furthermore, common medications that cause childhood poisonings include: narcotic pain relievers (opioids), drugs used to treat opioid addiction, sedatives, and medicines used to treat high blood pressure, diabetes, and depression. Using blister packs instead of drug bottles is being studied as a way of reducing accidental drug poisoning in children.

Guess the country, in which about 165 children under 5 years are treated in emergency rooms after getting into medications daily!
Your answer is as correct as shocking! In the USA, daily about 165 children under 5 are treated in emergency rooms after getting into medications. 95 % of visits are due to a child ingesting medication while unsupervised. Only 5 % are caused by dosing errors made by caregivers. This shows how important child resistant packaging is, in order to reduce the number of poisoned kids.
Your answer is incorrect. In the USA, daily about 165 children under 5 are treated in emergency rooms after getting into medications. 95 % of visits are due to a child ingesting medication while unsupervised. Only 5 % are caused by dosing errors made by caregivers. This shows how important child resistant packaging is, in order to reduce the number of poisoned kids.

How many cases of poisoning in children occur at home?
That is correct! Of every 10 cases of poisoning in children, approximately nine occur at home. Children feel safe at home and are curious to explore their world. Also, never underestimate the creative power a kid releases to get what it wants. Storing your medicine out of their reach is good. Having child resistant packaging is even better.
Sorry, this is the wrong answer! The alarming truth is that in every 10 cases of poisoning in children, approximately nine occur at home. Children feel safe at home and are curious to explore their world. Also, never underestimate the creative power a kid releases to get what it wants. Storing your medicine out of their reach is good. Having child resistant packaging is even better.

Select the correct statement below!
Yes! Only 3 out of 5 parents in the USA keep medications out of reach of their children. This shows how important it is, to use child resistant packaging. Furthermore, parents and caregivers must be educated about the dangers related to medicine.
No. Only 3 out of 5 parents in the USA keep medications out of reach of their children. This shows how important it is, to use child resistant packaging. Furthermore, parents and caregivers must be educated about the dangers related to medicine.

  1. Packages are considered as child resistant, when 80% of children (42 to 51 months old) fail to open them in tests.
  2. Certain heart and pain medications are so strong that a single pill can kill a child.
  3. Boys between the ages of 1 and 3 are at the highest risk of poisoning.
  4. In the USA, every day around 165 children under 5 are treated in emergency rooms after getting into medications.
  5. Of every 10 cases of poisoning in children, approximately nine occur at home.
  6. Only 3 out of 5 parents in the USA keep medications out of reach of children.
Thank you for taking our quiz. We hope we could demonstrate the importance of child resistant packaging to prevent children from being treated for accidental poisoning. As we see it, kids will be kids and it is up to Constantia Flexibles and you to protect them from harming themselves.

Though we need pharmaceuticals to recover from illnesses, they can cause severe harm to healthy bodies. It is especially tragic when they get into the hands of children.

We cannot influence the way they see the world, but we can protect them from accidentally harming themselves. With the broad spectrum of CONSTANTIA Child Resistant Solutions, we can find the one that fits your product.

Our in-house developed technologies cover a wide range of possibilities, e.g. special micro-perforation of the outside layer of laminates. They offer many different opening possibilities and are composed by a well-designed interaction of perfectly functional lidding material and the necessary tooling to produce child-resistant packages.

Disclaimer
Responsibility of Child Resistant (CR) packaging lies with the brand owner or producer of the drug. All new blister designs and material combinations have to be tested in order to achieve a Child Resistant (CR) or Senior Friendly (SR) certificate. A CR/SF certification is a combination of lidding, tablet and blister condition/design and bottom material.

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CHILD RESISTENT SOLUTIONS.

Push Through


SOMETIMES YOU JUST NEED MORE STRENGTH.

  • Upgrade of standard lidding foil to child resistant push through solution
  • Higher push through force is required
  • No additional opening mechanism
  • Global CR legal requirements can be achieved
TECHNICAL INFORMATION
  • Sealing side stays unchanged to standard blister lidding foil, will shorten approval respectively will facilitate registration process
  • Total barrier to moisture, oxygen and light combined with the appropriate bottom material
  • Excellent inline and offline printability

Peelable


SPLIT, PEEL AND DON’T SHOW THE KIDS.

  • Two-step access to sensitive pharmaceuticals
  • After separating one blister cavity from the blister package, lidding foil can be peeled off
  • Along with the outstanding puncture resistance of the lidding foil, the steps described ensure child resistance
TECHNICAL INFORMATION
  • Tailored structure possible
  • Typically paper/PET/aluminum
  • Laminate lidding foil
  • Sealable to PVC, PVdC, PP, PET, Aclar, COC and Coldform Foil
  • Excellent suitability for in-line printing systems

Peel & Push


TAKE THREE STEPS AT ONCE.

  • High level of safety as three steps are necessary to access the product
  • Separate the cavity from the blister card to access the peel layer
  • Peel off the protection film
  • Push the tablet through the lidding foil
TECHNICAL INFORMATION
  • Perfect layer separation for Peel/Push function at each sealing temperature
  • Different material structures in our portfolio and on standard basis available
  • Excellent suitability for in-line printing systems

Child Resistant F1 solution


USE THE LIFE-SUSTAINING POWER OF WATER.

  • 4 step access to pharmaceutical products
  • Separate the cavity from the blister card to access the peel layer
  • Detach top lidding layer through applying water
  • Peel off the protection film
  • Push the tablet through the lidding foil
TECHNICAL INFORMATION
  • Same process parameters as standard Peel-Push Lidding
  • No additional tooling required for opening mechanism
  • Material processable on standard blister machines
  • Moisture Activation via customized laser channel
  • Duration of peelability customizable

Bend & Tear


SIMPLY MAKE IT COMPLICATED FOR CHILDREN.

  • Two-step access combing different opening mechanisms
  • Separate the cavity from the blister packaging
  • Tear along the notch to open the cavity
TECHNICAL INFORMATION
  • Least requirements for lidding material
  • Tight seal on PVC, PVdC, Coldform

Pinch & Tear


A PINCH OF INSIGHT DOES THE TRICK.

  • Tear resistant polyester material protects packaged goods from unauthorized access
  • Fold the package as instructed on the product
  • Tear the package according to the printed lines
TECHNICAL INFORMATION
  • Opening the packaging possible through unique combination of folding and designable tearing feature
  • Technology also available for other flexible packaging formats, such as sachet, strip-pack, flow-wrap or doypack.