Interview with Bosch expert Udo Comanns: Containment projects in capsule filling on the rise

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The number of potent pharmaceutical compounds requiring solid dosages for clinical tests and commercial production is growing at a rapid pace. This process calls for contained environments to protect machine operators and products from cross-contamination. A containment system prevents biological agents from escaping either into the working surroundings or the external environment. …more


Developing an advanced ophthalmic filling solution

ophthalmic filling solution

Out of its facility in Minneapolis, Bosch Packaging Technology builds turnkey solutions for all kinds of filling needs. Over the years, we built a reputation for high-quality and high-utilization filling equipment, which did not go unheard by manufacturers from the eye care industry. With the FLO and FRO filling machines, Bosch has designed two types of filling systems that transfer the company’s pharmaceutical experience to highly accurate ophthalmic filling equipment. The stainless steel components used in both machines, ensure both longevity and sterility. The pharmaceutical design meets all GMP requirements. …more


40 years Ampack – Bosch subsidiary is celebrating a jubilee

Ampack

Everything started more than 40 years ago with an engineering office which was established by Siegfried Ammann in Augsburg, Germany. Two years later the family company  Ampack Ammann was founded in Königsbrunn, which is situated near Augsburg, where the first fully automatic cup filling and sealing machine was manufactured. Since then Ampack has grown continuously and employs meanwhile more than 320 associates. In total, more than 1500 machines have been delivered to the customers of Ampack successfully. In October 2012, the Bavarian company Ampack was taken over by Bosch Packaging Technology. …more


Entry into PET blow-molding technology with acquisition of Tecsor

Tecsor

Bosch Packaging Technology, a leading supplier of process and packaging technology, finalized acquisition of the assets of Tecsor Machines et Systèmes S.A.S., based in Meyreuil near Marseille, France. The antitrust authorities have approved the appropriate documents. Agreements to this effect have already been signed in June this year. Tecsor develops and sells machinery for making and filling PET containers for liquid and paste-like foodstuffs, which are used in the food and beverage industry – as milk bottles or yogurt cups, for example. Set up in 2005, the company generated sales of roughly two million euros in 2012. Tecsor employs 14 associates. It has been agreed that the purchase price will not be disclosed. …more


Containment solution for veterinary medicine at Vétoquinol

Vétoquinol

During the expansion of its production plant in Lure, France, the French producer of veterinary medicines Vétoquinol decided to modernize its production equipment. The company needed an all-in-one solution for granulating and drying powder under highest containment requirements. The absolute separation of active ingredients and employees in the cleanroom was of upmost importance in this process. …more



Future secondary packaging with the new Elematic 3001

Elematic 3001

Ergonomics and safety are key
Thanks to a new ergonomic design with a lowered carton magazine, manufacturers benefit from easier and safer machine operation. In addition, the glue refilling process has been optimized with an external hot glue tube, helping protect operators from burns. Both features contribute to increased workplace safety and fulfill increasingly stringent regulations worldwide. …more


Successful modernization of processed cheese line

Kaese

Until recently the food producer Mondelēz International (formerly Kraft Foods Europe), produced multi-taste packages of processed cheese in different flavours at its plant in Namur, Belgium. When switching to the production of multi-packs with a single flavour, the company found that it was losing in line efficiency. The reason: the multiple pipes, left from the previous usage, required extensive cleaning. …more


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