Chester Medical Solutions, one of the UK’s leading contract packers and carton and leaflet manufacturers for the pharmaceutical and medical sectors, has added to its already extensive range of medical packing capabilities with the installation of a new Multivac R140 thermoformer.
Forming part of a new dedicated packing line, which is fully validated and GMP compliant, the Multivac machine has the ability to pack a wide range of medical and diagnostic devices into flexible, deep draw blister packs with peelable lids. The lids can be formed from paper, Tyvek or laminate materials.
The line has been installed in Chester Medical’s ISO class 7 cleanroom, which means the company is able to handle the packing of terminally sterilised devices.
This latest investment underlines Chester Medical’s ability to deliver a comprehensive range of packing services to the UK’s pharmaceutical and healthcare industries – including blister packing, peel pouch packing, pot, bottle and sachet filling, and medical device packing and assembly – supported by its own PS9000 approved carton and leaflet manufacturing facility.
Recent investment at its carton and leaflet division has included a new Bobst Glue Line and a digital braille printer for cartons.
“We are committed to continuing to deliver the highest standards of service to our customers and it is essential that we support this with the best and most up-to-date equipment. To that end our significant recent investment drive at all of our sites is set to continue,” comments Chester Medical managing director David Patterson.
“The new thermoformer will help to ensure we have the facilities and the flexibility to meet current and future market requirements.”