Tekni-Plex introduces new Pentafill L + Fill bench-top vial filling/sealing machine

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Tekni-Plex is debuting a new bench-top vial filling and sealing machine ideal for lab research and small quantity start-up production.

Called the Pentafill® L + Fill, the machine now adds filling capability to the Pentafill L unit which only seals the vials. The new machine accommodates five-unit strips of 0.33-, 0.6-, 1-, 3-, 5- and 10-ml plastic (PE, LDPE, LLDPE, HDPE, PP and EVOH barrier) vials. 

To execute a fill/seal, an operator loads the five-unit strips into a holder, which is then manually inserted into the machine. The vials are filled and sealed automatically, followed by manual removal of the holder.

“Up until now, pharmaceutical companies and labs had to manually fill small-scale production vials before inserting them into the machine for sealing. This resulted in fills that were frequently imprecise and therefore not ideal for lab research or therapeutic use. To help eliminate that issue, our customers asked us to create a unit that would provide precision fills, each and every time,” said Melissa Green, global senior director marketing and strategy, Tekni-Plex Healthcare Packaging.

The Pentafill L + Fill allows the user to mimic the results of a full-scale production machine via a compact, bench-top unit. The machine includes a heating head, cold-molding pliers and a sealer. It features interchangeable holders for different vial capacities and simple external controls to execute the fill/seal. The Pentafill L + Fill is available in the United States from Tekni-Plex’s LF of America business, and in Europe from its Lameplast operations.

“The demand for this type of capability continues to increase as pharmaceutical manufacturers look for alternatives to expensive, hard-to-source glass vials. Additionally, new unit dose applications continue to be developed making the Pentafill L + Fill an ideal unit for lab studies and small-scale production,” said Green.

See also

On Friday 27 May, Lameplast celebrated its first 40 years with a big event attended by its founding partners – Giovanni Ferrari, Evro Fabbri and Antonio Fontana –, the authorities, employees and a number of international clients at its headquarters in Rovereto sulla Secchia. The event was an opportunity to remember the birth of the company, an experience that, thanks to the entrepreneurship of its founding partners, Giovanni Ferrari, Evro Fabbri and Antonio Fontana, has led to the innovation and excellence of Made in Italy around the world.

  • Nicole Tauster
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  • Created 22 Jul 2020
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