A pioneer in the plastics sector that offers ever-higher performing container production and packaging systems, Sacmi will soon be making its first appearance at Pharmintech, the biennial fair that focuses on solutions and technologies for the pharmaceutical sector. The event will be held in Bologna (Fiera district) from 13 to 15 April 2016 (Hall 19 booth D20).
At least 5,000 highly qualified industry operators are expected to attend (according to figures for the 2013 edition). Sacmi aims to show them the very latest applications and technologies of specific interest to the pharmaceutical industry. First and foremost is the compression method with which Sacmi has revolutionised the global container/cap manufacturing market thanks to the inherent advantages of a platform that offers the highest productivity in the category and the lowest energy consumption in the industry.
Winning features of the CBF (Compression Blow Forming) range include containers with outstanding mechanical properties and ever-faster production cycles, plus extreme flexibility of use. The solution's strong point lies in Sacmi's successful transfer of compression technology (i.e. that used to make plastic containers in a wide range of commercially available resins) to the pharma sector; such technology has been extensively proven in closure manufacture and offers a sound alternative to now-mature technologies such as injection and blow-moulding.
What makes the difference is the highly innovative transformation process, based on continuous extrusion of the plastic; the latter is cut into set doses, then inserted in an open mould and compression-shaped into a preform. Inside the mould the preform is thermo-regulated to a temperature that allows stretch blow-molding of the same to obtain the container, which exits in an orderly manner on the line. This unique technology platform allows containers to be made directly from HDPE, PS, or PP pellets.
Optimisation and development of the CBF platform in recent years has led to the perfection of innovative applications for several different sectors. Precision, reliability and an absolute guarantee of container quality make this an extremely interesting technology for the pharmaceutical industry, a sector in which not just cost control but also safety and quality control play vital roles.
Dozens of machines installed worldwide and thirty years’ experience in compression technology provide further customer guarantees, as does the Sacmi Group's ability to work alongside the customer and supply tailor-made solutions to meet specific production and market requirements. It’s also possible provide not just the CBF machine but also all plant solutions upstream and downstream from it, including vision systems and vacuum-control leak tests: in short, comprehensive high-speed quality control directly on the line.
Pivotal to the development of these complete lines is the Sacmi R&D facility, where every single solution is tested right from the design stage, ensuring the expected results and maximising return on investment.
Book a visit to SACMI IMOLA now to make sure you don’t miss the opportunity to see the CBF working first-hand: email@example.com