Lloyd Instruments materials and force testers from Ametek Test & Calibration Instruments now include a specially-developed jig for easy determination of peel strength of the aluminum foil on contact lens blister packs. The company states it is designed for use with a low force tester, such as the Lloyd Instruments LS1 materials testing machine, and the jig features a self-adjusting sliding bed for true 90-degree peel tests.
Elizabeth Carbide Die Company, Inc. and Aylward Enterprises, LLC announced they have signed a joint marketing agreement. According to both companies, this will provide the global pharmaceutical packaging industry with an expanded product offering including both Aylward’s and Elizabeth’s patented dedicated blister feed system technologies.
Marchesini Group is gearing up for two important Chinese trade shows to showcase its new blister line the Integra 520 V, which was shown earlier this year at ACHEMA. The two Chinese trade shows, Cipm and China-Pharm, take place Oct. 28-31 at the Wuhan International Expo Center and the Shanghai New International Expo Center from Nov. 17-20, respectively.
Bilcare Research AG has named packaging industry expert Kevin Stevens as its new president and managing director in the United States Stevens will lead the global company’s U.S. subsidiary from the affiliate headquarters in Delaware City, DE. He brings more than 25 years of experience in the pharmaceutical packaging industry in a variety of roles.
Uhlmann Packaging Systems LP has introduced the BLU 400 Blister Machine, which is specifically designed for the secondary packaging of liquid dose products such as ampoules, syringes, vials, cartridges, and bottles. The BLU 400 includes safety functions to protect against heat, breakage, or mix-ups for even the most susceptible products, according to the company.
TASI Test & Inspection, a technology provider in leak detection systems, visual and functional package testing, inspection, and monitoring equipment, will be showing products from its three brands ALPS, Sepha, and Bonfiglioi Engineering at Pack/Pharma Expo in Las Vegas Sept. 28-30. It will be located at booth S-6211.
Two Bilcare Research Inc. packaging innovations will be exhibited on the Pharma Expo floor, Sept. 28-30 in Las Vegas: its new Fast Pack service and its ECOmply for eco-friendly blister blend.
Sepha’s machine VisionScan Max, a tool-less, non-destructive leak-detection device for pharmaceutical blister packs, made its debut at ACHEMA in Frankfurt in June.
The Romaco Group boasts coming away from a successful ACHEMA 2015 in Frankfurt, having exhibited its complete portfolio from granulation, tableting, coating, and primary and secondary packaging of pharmaceutical solids. The company showcased its remote assist system on the blister line and its newest brand, Innojet, was shortlisted for the Innovation Award 2015.
Sepha Ltd. will premiere what the company touts as the world's first automated, tool-less, and non-destructive leak-detection device for pharmaceutical blister packs at ACHEMA in Frankfurt, Germany from June 15-19. Sepha claims VisionScan Max gives pharmaceutical manufacturers the ability to deliver “significant” quality improvements and cost savings during production.
The device has been designed to integrate with blister production lines via automated “pick and place” technologies to further enhance automation and minimize operator requirements, or operate as a standalone unit.