At ACHEMA, TekniPlex Healthcare to Demonstrate Automatic Filler-Sealer for Single-Dose Plastic Vials

Company will provide live demos of Pentafill® A25 Filling & Sealing Machine, which offers improved sterility and high output; TPHC also will showcase blister packaging solutions with sustainability offerings.

TekniPlex Healthcare, which utilizes advanced materials science expertise to help deliver better patient outcomes, will provide live demonstrations of its latest filling and sealing machine for plastic containers at ACHEMA, June 10-14 in Frankfurt, Germany. At Hall 4.1, Booth F58, the company will highlight the Pentafill® A25 Filling & Sealing Machine, which offers several improvements over previous models, including improved sterility and a smaller footprint.

TekniPlex Healthcare’s introduction of the updated Pentafill® A25 filling and sealing machine brings several advantages over its predecessor. In addition to the enhanced sterility afforded by fully automatic mechanisms, the machine does not require preheating with hot air, significantly mitigating any risk of compromising the filled product. The unit also has no central machine support, allowing for unobstructed laminar flow. Capable of producing up to 25 five-vial strips (125 vials total) per minute, the versatile unit is suitable for filling a wide range of viscosities for applications serving the pharmaceutical, diagnostics, nutraceuticals and animal health markets.

Also at ACHEMA, TekniPlex Healthcare will showcase its range of more sustainable blister packaging solutions, all suitable for running on standard blister packaging machines. Most recently, the company introduced a pharma-grade blister film with 30% post-consumer recycled content (PCR) on a mass balance basis. The solution incorporates partner company Alpek Polyester’s Octal rDPET™ Sheet technology and, when combined with TekniPlex’s Teknilid® Push polyester lidding, yields a blister package recyclable wherever the polyester stream exists.

TekniPlex Healthcare also will exhibit the world’s first fully transparent recyclable mid-barrier blister package. Recyclable in geographies where the #5 (polypropylene) recycling stream is available, the mid-barrier blisters feature a polyolefin blister film paired with a barrier PP lidding film. When introduced last year, the solution marked the first time a formed blister + lidding combination with moisture barrier was certified as recyclable – a significant milestone. TekniPlex Healthcare also will exhibit a recyclable polyester mono-material blister + lidding combination, suitable for products that do not require barrier protection.

“With more drug products requiring substantially minimized contamination risks, the industry is moving toward enhanced solutions like the Pentafill A25, which despite a small footprint elevates sterility while maintaining high output levels,” said Bryan Wesselmann VP of Sales & Marketing for TekniPlex Healthcare. “Meanwhile, our selection of more sustainable blister packages speaks to growing consumer desires across several sustainability categories, including recyclability and PCR content integration. Notably, these consumer preferences are unlikely to change despite recent regulatory exemptions for the pharma industry.”