Packaging machinery manufacturer Sepha has launched a new, mobile blister packing machine to meet market demand for flexible short-run blister packing at minimal cost. EZ BlisterII is a compact, easy to use table-top machine for low-volume packaging solutions. It has been developed in response to global demand from major pharmaceutical and clinical trial laboratories for blister packing solutions that are flexible, adaptable and capable of handling complex pack designs at minimal cost.
EZ BlisterII will enable labs requiring short runs of high-quality blister packs to choose from a range of technical options and combine these with extensive standard features, creating a final product that is tailored to their exact commercial and production requirements. Options such as nitrogen purge, Teflon-coated forming plates, pressure boosters and batch coding enable blister packs to be produced from difficult-to-form materials, such as Aclar, while maintaining full traceability over drugs in clinical trials.
Sepha product manager, Phil Stevenson, said: “With fast set-up and minimal operator training required, EZ BlisterII offers pharmaceutical research and clinical trial companies a lab-scale blister packing machine that combines the flexibility, technology and cost savings that they need in an increasingly competitive market. In a global industry where cost of ownership is vital, the ability to customize, tool and tailor the EZBII to exact customer specification means that the commercial and technology needs of our customers can be balanced.”
Sepha has been serving the needs of the global pharmaceutical blister packing and leak testing markets for over 30 years now and is already doing business with many of the world’s top pharmaceutical manufacturers including Boots, Bayer and Wyeth. It has been designing and building machines in Northern Ireland since 1980 and exports them to over 60 countries worldwide.
In recent years the company has become increasingly involved in developing more sophisticated and complex blister pack designs such as those that incorporate different products and packs where different doses have to be highlighted and separated. To support these evolving pack requirements Sepha offers a full blister pack and tooling design service with EZ BlisterII, enabling customers to maximize the delivery options of their new products.