Lifescience and Healthcare

Efficiency and flexibility along the entire line

By switching its packaging procedure to MULTIVAC’s versatile R 245 thermoforming packaging machines and integrating online flexo printers, the medical products manufacturer WRP Asia Pacific, which operates throughout the world, has been able to secure its competitiveness for the coming years – and in doing so, it achieved ambitious objectives: increasing its output threefold, significantly improving the seal quality of its packs, and making cost savings of around 40 percent.

 

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Packaging solutions for small product series

Batch sizes are becoming smaller, the number of necessary batch changes is rising. The trend towards more individual products can clearly be seen in the pharmaceutical and biotech industries. But what are the actual concrete requirements being faced by companies in this context, and which packaging solutions can MULTIVAC offer to meet these?

 

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Changing packaging procedures

The constantly growing demands and the increasing complexity of products have a serious impact on packaging procedures in the medical and pharmaceutical industries. The capabilities of the particular packaging solution are also largely determined by the range of equipment options for the packaging machine and the level of integration of suitable line components, but also by the packaging materials used and the degree of automation.

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No compromise with quality and security

The Pharmadrucker GmbH is a company specialising in secondary packaging and has more than 40 years of practical experience in working with the pharmaceutical industry. The company relies on the high-performance MR393 labelling system from MULTIVAC Marking & Inspection on its three folding lines for the versatile labelling of inserts, outserts and traditional means for usage information.

 

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Loading, removing and converging packs in the smallest space

With the H 052 robot from MULTIVAC, a 2-axis robot can be completely integrated into a thermoforming packaging machine for the first time. This means the space requirement can be reduced significantly. The handling module is capable of being matched flexibly to a wide range of products and finished packs with a weight of up to four kilos. It economically automates the loading, removing and converging of packs in thermoforming packaging lines.

 

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A SPECIAL SOLUTION WITH FUTURE POTENTIAL

MULTIVAC developed a packaging solution for dialysis bags for Laboratorios PiSA in Mexico. This development will also be able to be used in future for similar projects. Around 2.3 million people worldwide are affected by chronic renal failure. If they are unable to receive replacement organs, they require regular blood purification in the form of hemodialysis or peritoneal dialysis.

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