Blister packaging is a type of packaging produced by heating a sheet of plastic and moulding it into shape to form a bubble or pocket the ‘blister’ that completely covers the product.
A traditional blister pack is known as a face seal blister and has a cardboard back. The plastic blister is fixed to the front of the cardboard, to contain and protect the product. You can read more about the different types of blister packaging below.
The blister can be made in any shape a uniform shape to protect tablets, for example, or an unusual shape to protect a less consistently shaped product, like the football figurines shown in the image below.