Childproof and senior-friendly – Blister wallet packaging

Customer stories
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Packing tablets with different dosages in three blister sizes – and doing so in such a way that the packaging is both childproof and suitable for senior citizens. A case for high-quality wallets complementing the tried-and-tested pharmaceutical packaging solution consisting of blisters and folding boxes – and a task befitting the successful duo of KOCH and Uhlmann!

Maximum flexibility in blister packaging

The packaging of medicines is based on the dose or dose regimen: In hospitals, folding boxes are usually sufficient as secondary packaging for solid products. In other cases, pharmaceutical packaging needs to be both childproof and seniorfriendly. This might involve, for example, wallet packaging.

In one of the most extensive joint projects to date between Uhlmann Pac-Systeme and KOCH Pac-Systeme, this was exactly the case. The customer, an US pharmaceutical manufacturer, offers medications in twelve blister formats and three blister sizes containing tablets with different dosages.

The particular challenge was that two of the three blister sizes had to be delivered in folding boxes to hospitals, with the third size going in wallets and folding boxes to pharmacies.

The packaging is designed in such a way that

  • the tablets can only be pressed out of the blister
  • once the wallet has been broken open in a specific position and
  • a perforated tab has been removed

The action is senior-friendly, but difficult for children to carry out.

  • Blister Machine B 200The basis for the economical packaging of small batches
  • Wallet Machine KS-PLThe flexible solution for high-quality folding cards
  • Cartoner C 200Perfect for both small and large folding boxes
The close collaboration between KOCH and Uhlmann under the joint umbrella of the Uhlmann Group ensures not only perfectly-matched facility components and processes, but also highly-efficient project work.

Expertise in complex packaging solutions

In complex projects such as this, the Uhlmann Group has a decisive advantage in that experienced experts from the various subsidiaries specialising in packaging solutions can be brought together into one team.

When designing the blister wallet line, Uhlmann and KOCH worked hand-in-hand. With Uhlmann’s decades of pharmaceutical expertise and KOCH’s skills in the field of special mechanical engineering, the two companies complemented each other perfectly.

Wallet projects always have a very individual character, with the requirements differing from project to project. In the case of this order, the planning was particularly demanding due to the customer’s many different wallet variants.

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Pooled expertise on a single line

KOCH Pac-Systeme GmbH

The special machine engineering company KOCH Pac-Systeme GmbH has been part of the Uhlmann family of companies since 2006. Founded in 1969, today more than 450 employees in Pfalzgrafenweiler and eight subsidiaries worldwide develop and manufacture customized packaging solutions and services for medical products, contact lenses and consumer goods. Thanks to their modular design, the blister and packaging machines and lines enable sustainable automation solutions tailored to customer requirements.

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