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Theis specifically intended for stability testing and similar small-run applications. The machine also is designed to accommodate a newer generation of more sustainable blister film substrates, such as PVC, PVDC, PET, ACLAR, ALU, and PP.
The Eagle-LP measures just 1.8 meters in both length and height, and 0.9 meters in width, and can run up to 20 cycles per min, with a blister format area of 110mm X 60mm and a maximum blister depth of 20mm. It can handle forming materials up to 320mm in diameter, and lidding materials up to 220mm in diameter. The unit is capable of both thermoforming and cold foil forming.
“Research and development teams need a blister machine designed with their needs in mind,” says Harry Yonenaga, president of the medical packaging machinery division for Maruho Hatsujyo Innovations, and a project leader for the Eagle-LP’s development. “Too often, they’ve been left choosing among a poor set of options, including purchasing large, expensive equipment or interrupting mass production machinery, which can limit a company’s overall output capacity. The Eagle-LP gives R&D the special considerations it deserves.”