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New blister line

focus Achema 05/2018 22.05.2018

Co-exhibitors at the stand are the Uhlmann Group companies Koch, Cremer, and Visiotec. A main attraction will be the presentation of a new member of the BEC family. "We want to offer the right blister line for every need and every budget. We are a decisive step closer to this goal with the new BEC,"...

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Integrated, systematic process solution

focus Achema 05/2018 22.05.2018

Theegarten-Pactec, Germany, offers its customers complete system solutions for initial packaging. The machine manufacturer has currently developed a comprehensive system for compressing powder to tabs in the fi eld of food and non-food with subsequent primary packaging in flow packs. The machine...

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Four-color blister printing

focus Achema 05/2018 22.05.2018

With the BlisterJet CMYK and the new Web 4.0 printer, Swiss company Hapa addresses the topics of four-color printing on blister packages, serialization, and digitalization at this year's Achema trade show. According to the manufacturer, the BlisterJet CMYK is made for "true" late-stage customization...

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The packaging that can count

focus Achema 05/2018 22.05.2018

With its prototype of a "counting folding box", the August Faller Group, Germany, has developed a smart packaging solution that helps to improve patients' compliance and drug handling. This interactive drug pack is equipped with an e-paper and electronic control elements. On the "Counting Device"...

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Flexible packaging for pharmaceuticals and medical technology

focus Achema 05/2018 22.05.2018

The Swiss manufacturer VTT offers smart solutions to protect high-quality products or analytical samples from water vapor, oxygen, fl avors and light. These products must always meet the highest quality standards. To ensure that this remains the case even after fi nal inspection during production,...

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Rotary aseptic cap sealing unit

focus Achema 05/2018 22.05.2018

The liquids and aseptic area will host Capsy, a rotary aseptic cap sealing unit for Small Parenteral Volume vials (SPV). It will be combined with the new Stery LA under Isol-Air unit, which is the fi rst produced by Marchesini Group, Italy. Another aseptic line will include Unica, a robotic machine...

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Safety and flexibility in filling

focus Achema 05/2018 22.05.2018

Greif-Velox, Germany, wants to set new standards in the filling of sensitive liquids from the chemical, petrochemical and building materials industry through the use of innovative camera technology and makes this the subject of his appearance at Achema 2018. For fi lling palletized containers and...

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Vial and bottle labelling

focus Achema 05/2018 22.05.2018

LSS Labelling Systems Scandinavia, a subsidiary of German Logopak, offers user-friendly and effi cient solutions to meet the challenging demands of the pharmaceutical industry. At this year's Achema, the labelling expert presents its machines for tamper evident labelling and for vial and bottle...

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Anti-counterfeit packaging

focus Achema 05/2018 22.05.2018

In developing countries, tablets are frequently sold without secondary packaging. And as counterfeit products of every description can be detrimental to health, clearly identifi able, distinctive primary packaging is particularly important. The Hueck site of Constantia Flexibles is said to be the...

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Filling system for flexible plastic bags

focus Achema 05/2018 22.05.2018

In Frankfurt, Harro Höfliger Verpackungsmaschinen GmbH, Germany, will show new administration forms and corresponding production solutions along the entire value chain. The company supports customers from the laboratory to high-performance production to scale processes effi ciently, economically and...

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Injection vials for parenteral drugs

focus Achema 05/2018 22.05.2018

Injection vials set the benchmark for primary packaging for parenteral drugs. The company Gerresheimer, based in Duesseldorf, Germany, produces them in all sizes. They are said to comply with the relevant international standards and the pharmacopeias. The major benefi t of the latest advance is the...

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Bridge from shop floor to IT

focus Achema 05/2018 22.05.2018

Whereas automation is chronologically deterministic, timed, and procedural, processing IT refl ects an object-oriented, asynchronous, and service-oriented environment without a defi ned "quality of service" for communication infrastructures. A counterbalancing, intermediary architecture is required...

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Containment in process engineering

focus Achema 05/2018 22.05.2018

Containment means protecting the operator from the product and also protecting the product from the operator," said Thomas Weingartner, CEO of Lugaia Germany, describing the central issue. Containment (at least in the pharmaceutical industry) is nothing new. It is actually a trend that has been...

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Dear Readers,

focus Achema 05/2018 22.05.2018

We have come a long way in our knowledge of the animate and inanimate aspects of nature. Yet we are only just starting to discuss how things might continue on our planet with a fast-growing population. One thing is clear: The only way to overcome the challenges of the future is to rely on highly...

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Tamper-evident labelling modules

focus Achema 05/2018 22.05.2018

At this year's Achema trade show in Frankfurt, labelling expert Herma will exhibit three new tamper-evident modules, showcasing how mechanical engineers can effi ciently equip their packaging plants while simultaneously processing large quantities. The exhibit will include three different modules: ...

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Seamless infrastructure

focus Achema 05/2018 22.05.2018

Single-use solutions in the pharmaceutical industry demand fl exible and agile plug-and-play process-control architectures that offer rapid re-confi gurability and re-programmability. They must also offer robust data capabilities to address industry-mandated track and trace and serialisation demands...

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Line competence for cough syrup

focus Achema 05/2018 22.05.2018

Hygiene and flexibility have been requirements in the pharmaceutical industry for a long time. Consequently, modern packaging equipment supports experienced pharmacists in new ways. At present, the Kwizda group employs a workforce of 1,200 and supplies all of Europe with its products. Popular...

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Coordinated concept

focus Achema 05/2018 22.05.2018

R-Pharm based in Illertissen, Germany, has equipped a total of nine packaging lines for production with serialization. All systems can aggregate shipping cartons and pallets either fully automatically or in combination with a semi-automatic line. The pharmaceutical manufacturer can opt for...

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Less than a year to implement serialization

focus Achema 05/2018 22.05.2018

According to an estimate of the EMVO (European Medicines Verifi cation Organization), 2,500 companies must be integrated into the hub across Europe, in addition to several thousands of wholesalers and pharmacies. About 10.5 billion packs of prescription medications will be affected by the...

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Serialization and product control

focus Achema 05/2018 22.05.2018

At Achema 2018, scanware electronic presents a wide range of optical inspection and track & trace solutions for the pharmaceutical, cosmetics and food industry. At the booth, visitors will get an overview on the topics of serialization and data security and can test current solutions at live...

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