The Aergo® 2 Max from Tegrant Corporation, Alloyd Brands
is a package sealing machine for the medical market featuring increased
productivity, reliability, ISO class 5 clean room compliancy and
operator safety enhancements.
High-resolution, on-demand product identification, including text, graphics, and scannable bar codes, can be printed directly on premade pouches and lidstock for medical device packaging with Greydon’s new in-line pouch and lid thermal-transfer printer.
The Thermal Printmaster from About Packaging Robotics features a 300-dpi near edge printer that gives the appearance of preprinted pouches and the flexibility for on-demand printing of text, graphics, and bar codes.
Bell-Mark introduces a new carton and card feeder system for use with their EasyPrint line of thermal transfer printers and coders. The EasyPrint Offline feeder system offers high quality off-line overprinting coupled with a highly versatile and high speed feeding system for printing on Tyvek sheets, pouches, and chipboard boxes.
The Bell-Mark Corporation introduces a small character inkjet printer for in-line medical device, and pharmaceutical package printing. The InteliJet R is powered by HP technology, and provides high resolution printing on Tyvek®, medical paper, and all pourous materials.
The Multiple Column Coding System is specifically designed for all horizontal form/fill/seal packaging machines, such as Multivac, RapidPak, Tiromat, Mahaffy & Harder and Dixie used in the meat and medical device markets.
Multisorb Technologies offers a broad range of Natrasorb® Desiccant Bags in standard sizes from 1/6 to 80 units. NatraSorb Bags conform to the weight and adsorption capacity requirements of MIL-D-3464E.
The Isotech Bag from Tolas Health Care Packaging allows manufacturers to sterilize, ship, and supply large quantities of parenteral packaging components such as stoppers and vials in one flexible, high-strength bag.
From Pactiv (Lake Forest, IL) comes a PE-based bottom web material that heat-seals to uncoated DuPont Tyvek®2FS and permits easy-peel opening. Especially suitable for thermoformed or non-formed packages used in the pharmaceutical industry or by makers of medical instruments.
Markem (Keene, NH) has introduced its 3710 Series black thermal-transfer ribbon for use with its Smart Date product line. It’s said to provide improved print quality when printing on rough substrates such as frozen foods and pharmaceutical applications.
The FlexPrint inline printer from Bell-Mark (Pine Brook, NJ) prints text and bar codes on Tyvek, paper and plastic film webs on hf/f/s machinery. Running at 35 cycles/min, the servo-driven machine uses 1 cylinder for all message sizes and features ?-gal disposable ink cartridges.
Rexam Healthcafe (Mundelein, IL) has introduced Core-Peel™ technology. Made of proprietary coextruded peel and seal layers, Core-Peel is formulated so the seal layer imbeds itself during the sealing process to the fiber structure of porous packaging material.
Azco's (Elmwood Park, NJ) SP-110 Sur-Pak pouch dispenser is a high-speed, low-maintenance, heavy-duty dispenser that inserts medium-sized pouched products up to 60 g (2.1 oz) into another packaging operation at 300 pouches/min.
Phoenix Health Care Products (Milwaukee, WI) has been licensed by DuPont to provide a new 1025B Tyvek® for desiccant packaging. Tyvek 1025B is a thin, spun-bonded polyolefin with a base fiber of HDPE that retains a high degree of strength and puncture resistance.
Engelhard (Iselin, NJ) has introduced a new line of adsorbent products designed for use by the pharmaceutical industry. DryGuard® Silica Gel Gram Packs help main-tain the activity of moisture-sensitive chemicals and the potency of pharmaceuticals.
Fisher Container (Evanston, IL) has developed Precision Clean® Breather Bags for the pharmaceutical and medical device markets. Made of 50% DuPont Tyvek® and 50% Precision Clean® HD (HDPE), the bags are processed in a Class 10 clean room for sterility.
Model 15-DLX is the latest two-station, semi-automatic shuttle heat sealer from Zed Industries (Vandalia, OH). Sealing now takes place over the tray system to minimize required floor space to 26" x 66" and facilitate quick change-overs.
All Packaging Machinery (Ron-konkoma, NY) has introduced a heavy-duty, variable speed, continuous band sealer that can seal up to 45'/min. It can seal and trim Tyvek, polyester, nylon, poly-coated paper, foil, coextrusions and poly-laminatied materials, as well as unsupported films such as PE and PP.