German packaging company MULTIVAC is set to introduce a new packaging for sensitive pharmaceutical and biotech products, based on a thermoforming packaging machine.

The new thermoforming packaging machine seperates the areas for product processing and machine technology, to secure line clearance.

The machine can use a wide range of handling modules to remove the packs directly out of the cutting tool and to place them into the outer carton, and packs that are rejected can be automatically separated out and deposited into a container.

The system is also using cutting tools that are usually used for the single-piece cutting of the sealed packs in pharmaceutical applications.

Product quality is maintained by the sensitive sensor technology, as well as by the the user-friendly line-motion control through the HMI 2.0 operator interface. The machine’s track-and-trace function meets serialisation and marking requirements of different countries, said Multivac.

Along with the new packaging machine, the company will also unveil its Clean Design concept to ensure that cleaning of the machine can be carried out simply and in compliance with GMP.

With the new machine concept, niches or blind spots in which products might be caught without being detected, have been systematically minimised.

Multivac said that the concept also ensures the complete documentation and traceability of the packaging procedures, alongside the prevention of losing the products being packed.