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The Multivac R 3 thermoforming packaging machine is designed for the entry-level, automatic packing of low-risk medical products, such as disposable syringes, laboratory supplies, and connectors. The machine at Compamed will show a flexible film pack with uncoated medical paper as the upper web, which is suitable for packing disposable products. Before the upper web is sealed, it is printed by a Bell-Mark InteliJet Traverse HD printer, and the print image is subsequently inspected by a Multivac vision system.
Also at the show will be the Multivac C 300 TC chamber machine, which is used to pack sterile medical products in film pouches. The machine enables packs to be produced either as vacuum packs or with modified atmosphere and reduced residual oxygen content. A temperature-controlled, permanently heated sealing bar ensures the cleanroom-compatible machine achieves reproducible sealing quality, and the whole process can be calibrated and validated.
“Significant savings in consumable materials can be made with our machines, such as the reduction in film thickness, the close matching of the pack size to the product, and the optimized design of the pack format in the machine. Other potential savings can be achieved by reduced cross cutting waste, smaller partition widths between the packs, as well as narrower edge trims,” explains Verena Vetter, product manager for medical & pharma solutions at Multivac.
“We can also support our customers, when it comes to better recyclability: The trend in the market is going away from multi-layer films, which cannot be recycled, towards fully recyclable polyolefin solutions. Our machines are designed in such a way that they can run a wide range of materials without problems, and these include mono materials from PP or PE, as well as recyclable polyolefin solutions made of PE/PP.”