TF/F/S for Tablet/Capsule Blister Packs(7 companies)
Machines that heat and apply vacuum or pressure to continuous rolls of nonrigid thermoformable film prior to filling and hermetically sealing small blister packs, such as in pharmaceutical or nutraceutical capsule applications. Are you looking at new tray, blister, or clamshell equipment? Here are some best practices on what to look for.
Aylward Enterprises, LLC
Aylward offers several models and format sizes of blister pack machines to choose from, running at up to 60 cycles per minute. Blister pack machines for pharmaceutical feature tool-less changeovers, are servo motor driven, and are economically priced.
Harpak-ULMA Packaging, LLC
Harpak-ULMA Packaging LLC offers equipment with thermoforming capabilities including skin pack, vacuum pack, modified atmosphere, A variety of sizes and designs to meet space requirements, sanitation, and hygienic standards. Equipment can be equipped with Allen Bradley parts and Rockwell Automation controls. Machines can produce multi-cavity packs, easy-open and reclosable systems, and use multiple films in one pack.
Key International, Inc.
Key International is the sole North American distributor and service provider of the Hoonga line of flexible, economic blister machines used in the pharmaceutical, cosmetic and food industries. Hoonga blister packaging machines are designed for a wide range of products such as tablets, hard and soft gelatin capsules, caplets, candy and chewing gum. Each Hoonga model is capable of running all common types of thermoform and cold form materials. Featured machines include the Hoonga HM 900P high-speed blister packaging machine with a maximum output of up to 900 blisters per minute. Other machines include the Hoonga HM 400P blister pack machine that runs up to 400 blisters per minute and features a compact footprint and balcony style design.
MACTEC Packaging Technologies LLC
Mactec Packaging is a supplier of thermoform/fill/seal machines for pharmaceutical and nutraceutical blister pack applications. Featured machines in Mactec’s product line is the Nano-60X, designed as an entry-level blister packaging machine for smaller production runs (including lab and R&D scale) in cGMP environments. The Nano-60X is capable of thermoforming and cold forming applications, and works with automatic or manual filling systems to form, fill, seal, perforate and cut blister packs of liquids, powders, capsules, tablets, medical devices, gummies and more. Other models from the MacTec blister packaging line are the MT-100 blister packaging system – a portable machine designed for thermoforming, filling, sealing, perforating and cutting – and the MT-150X, which offers a wider format to meet the need for a large blister pack and/or higher outputs.
Marchesini Group USA Inc.
Marchesini Group manufactures robotized thermoforming machines for blister lines that handle packaging products of all sizes. Systems combine blister packaging and cartoning sections thanks to directly integrated robotized systems, reaching speeds of up to 720 blisters and 500 cartons per minute. On request, the machines can be equipped with systems for control of shape and size of tablets and with NIR systems for identification of the active ingredient of individual products in the blister.
Syntegon’s new paper-forming technology offers a sustainable packaging option for applications where plastic has been the material of choice. Manufacturers are edging closer and closer to plastic-free solutions with predominantly fiber-based packaging materials that are tailored to the given product. Based on organic materials, FibreForm® paper from BillerudKorsnäs enables up to ten times deeper embossing than conventional paper. This creates eye-catching 3D effects for sandwich spreads, confectionery, cookies, facial cream and more. Unique shapes can also be formed from paper for various food- and non-food applications with the new TPU paper form, fill and seal machine from Syntegon Technology and the 3D formable FibreForm® paper from BillerudKorsnäs.
Zed Industries, Inc.
Zed Industries makes a range of thermoformers for pharmaceutical, medical and other packaging. Featured systems include the Zed model SC series thermoformers of inline pressure formers that combine preheat, pressure forming, and trimming. The SC series produces packages for clamshells, medical trays, blisters, plastic food containers, pharmaceuticals, and horticultural containers along with a variety of other packaging. The packaging machines are built to withstand the demands of 24-hour production.
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