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    Flexible packaging solutions for small to medium-sized batches

    At Compamed, which takes place from 18 to 21 November, MULTIVAC will be showcasing its comprehensive expertise in automation and packaging of medical products in small to medium-sized batches. These efficient solutions are ideally suited to packing a wide range of products in many different pack formats.

    One of the MULTIVAC highlights at the exhibition is a packaging line for sterile medical products, which is equipped with an automatic infeed system for loading pre-filled glass or plastic syringes. The heart of the line is a R 245 thermoforming packaging machine, which is capable of being freely configured. The infeed system, which brings the products directly into the pack cavities in a very controlled and reliable way, consists of a shaft infeed system, a separating wheel, a transport conveyor and an H 242 handling module. For printing the packs with variable production data, a high-performance digital printer from Bell-Mark is used, which features a large print area and excellent print quality on a wide range of materials. A visual inspection system from MULTIVAC provides automatic monitoring of quality and print. All the MULTIVAC components are synchronised with the thermoforming packaging machine, and they can be operated conveniently and reliably via its control terminal.

  • Rubric: News
    New management duo for the FRITSCH Group

    With effect from 1 August 2019, MULTIVAC is entrusting the management of the recently acquired FRITSCH Group to two experienced executives, Andreas Eyd and Frank Gabriel. With this move MULTIVAC is setting a course for the positive and sustainable business development of this leading manufacturer of bakery equipment - as well as rapidly driving forward its integration into the MULTIVAC Group.

    Andreas Eyd will be responsible for the sales management of the company, while Frank Gabriel will be responsible for its technical leadership. Together with the existing managers, the new management duo will direct and develop the FRITSCH Group as a stand-alone business.

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    Efficient and sustainable packaging solutions with a vision of the future

    At FachPack 2019 MULTIVAC will be showing a number of forward-looking innovations from its various business units. The exhibits include the new X-line machine generation, which will be presented at the trade fair in the form of the RX 4.0 thermoforming packaging machine and the TX 710 traysealer. Another focus of the trade fair will be concepts for sustainable packaging. These meet the current demands for recyclability and for minimisation of plastic consumption in the production of packs. The company's presence at the trade fair is rounded off with a presentation of its labelling and marking innovations, including a new generation of cross web labellers and new direct web printers, as well as a solution for efficient wrap-around labelling of packs (full-wrap labelling).

    MULTIVAC has expanded its X-line machine generation with the addition of a further future-proofed model, the new TX 710 traysealer. The features of this traysealer are a robust machine concept and an intelligent control system, which together provide the maximum flexibility, output and reliability. In Nuremberg the TX 710 will be the centrepiece of a fully automated packaging line, which also includes a L 310 conveyor belt labeller for the attractive wrap-around labelling of packs (full-wrap labelling).

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    MULTIVAC takes over the FRITSCH Group

    MULTIVAC takes over the FRITSCH Group and further expands its range of solutions for the bakery industry.

    FRITSCH is a leading manufacturer of bakery equipment with its headquarters in the town of Markt Einersheim in Lower Franconia. The product range consists of high-performance equipment and groundbreaking technology for dough forming and processing. FRITSCH offers the right solution for every size of company - from tabletop units to industrial-scale equipment. Premium bakery products are produced with FRITSCH machines throughout the world.

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    Sustainable packaging solution for fresh food

    In order to meet the demand from the market for alternative packaging materials, the two companies LEIPA Georg Leinfelder GmbH and Koehler Paper Group have developed in conjunction with MULTIVAC a cardboard composite, which can be used for packing fresh food such as meat for example. This innovative solution based on paper fibre packaging material will be presented at IFFA on the MULTIVAC stand and run on a compact thermoforming packaging machine. The packs are designed in such a way, that the end user is able to separate the cardboard backing from the plastic barrier layer and then put it into the paper recycling.

    Multilayer composite for skin packs: LEIPAflat

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    MULTIVAC continues its growth course

    As part of a press breakfast at IFFA, the Directors of MULTIVAC, Hans-Joachim Boekstegers (CEO) and Guido Spix (CTO/COO), today gave an overview of the current development of the business and the packaging trends at MULTIVAC, as well as some of the many product innovations on the exhibition stand.

    “Contrary to the general market trend, our business continues to develop relatively well,” explained Hans-Joachim Boekstegers. “We are seeing very positive development in all the company's business units, and our production capacity is fully utilised. With a turnover of around 1.1 billion euros, the MULTIVAC Group was able to achieve in 2018 a growth in turnover of 8.5 percent over the previous year. Despite many economic and political uncertainties, we are expecting in the current business year an increase in turnover in the region of ten percent.”

  • Rubric: Press-releases
    Complete solutions for the slicing and packing of meat and sausage

    At IFFA 2019 MULTIVAC will be demonstrating its expertise in complete lines and automation for the meat processing industry. Under the banner of “The DNA of Better Packaging and Processing”, the solution provider will be showing in Hall 11.1 several fully automated lines for the slicing, portioning and packing of different meat and sausage products. In addition to this, live demonstrations of MULTIVAC slicers and TVI portioners will take place in the MULTIVAC Processing Tent in front of Hall 11.

    Thanks to the systematic expansion of its product range in the direction of Processing, MULTIVAC can now offer its customers high-performance equipment, both as individual components and integrated solutions, from one source for the processing and packing of meat and sausage products. As regards the areas upstream of the packaging machine, the product range extends from slicers and portioners through to transport conveyors of all types and right up to handling modules for converging or orientating the products and loading them into the packs.

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    MULTIVAC signs an investment agreement in China

    In February MULTIVAC signed an investment agreement to establish a new production company in Taicang in China. The new production facility will enable MULTIVAC in future to react to the requirements of customers in China with even greater speed and focus. The production of packaging machines and their peripheral components is planned for the new site. In addition to manufacturing, the Taicang facility will also have development and design departments. Steven Shen, who has worked for MULTIVAC since 2012, most recently as Technical Manager for the MULTIVAC sales company in China, is taking over the management of the new company on 1 March 2019.

    “China is a significant market for us. This makes the establishment of a local production facility a logical step for us and a further stage in expanding our global production and sales network. Our objective is to achieve shorter delivery times for our customers and to be able to respond even more rapidly to the needs of local customers,” explained Guido Spix, Director and Group COO/CTO.

    Steven Shen, future CEO of the new production company, added: “We are very pleased, that the MULTIVAC Group has opted for China as the place to expand its production capacity. This means that we can support our customers even better. Employing highly qualified personnel, we will produce on this site a range of machines in various output categories and for different functions within the packaging procedure, all of them produced to the MULTIVAC quality standard.”

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    Sustainable packaging solutions with added value

    From 25 to 27 September MULTIVAC will be presenting at FachPack 2018 in Nuremberg a complete range of solutions for packing food and non-food products. A major focus at the trade fair will be on the presentation of packaging concepts, which meet the growing requirement for ease of recycling and saving of resources. MULTIVAC will be demonstrating a R 105 MF thermoforming packaging machine and a T 800 traysealer, which is integrated in a completely automated line, both of which will be running recyclable materials based on paper fibre. In addition to other exhibits, the new X-line generation of thermoforming packaging machines will also be presented, which is equipped for the digitalised production technology of the future thanks to its comprehensive sensor system, and which sets a new benchmark in the market.

    MultiFresh™ PaperBoard application on traysealers

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    Flexible and secure packaging solutions for the pharmaceutical industry

    At this year's ACHEMA, which takes place from 11 to 15 June in Frankfurt, MULTIVAC will be presenting integrated solutions for packing medical and pharmaceutical products, as well as demonstrating its comprehensive expertise in automation. The focus will be on the automatic infeed and packing of sensitive products, as well as packaging solutions for small batches and for labelling and identifying products during the packaging procedure.

    The highlights of the trade fair will include a thermoforming packaging machine in GMP design with a single-side chain guide for packing syringes. The machine is equipped with an automatic syringe infeed, which ensures that up to 300 pre-filled glass or plastic syringes per minute can be transported and monitored with great process reliability. The special infeed system ensures that the sensitive products are gently separated and orientated, before being loaded into the pack cavities. The system's high level of flexibility enables different types of products and pack sizes to be handled reliably. Fast and reproducible conversion of the thermoforming packaging machine is achieved through special die changing systems and the use of a complete cutting tool, which can be changed easily and quickly. The proven chain guide on the thermoforming packaging machine ensures that there is simple line clearance. The monitored web advance contributes to a low level of start-up loss after batch changes for example. The function for running the machine empty is also designed to be very simple. This means that this concept is particularly well-suited to small product series and frequent batch changes. At the trade fair a special design with a single-side chain guide will be shown, which enables rigid film in various web widths to be used very flexibly.