Packaging Gels Well with Nichrome
Complications can be considered commonplace in the pharmaceutical packaging industry. Pharmaceutical compounds are generally immensely sensitive to temperature changes and exposure to the elements like light or air. Without safe and effective packaging, medicines can be rendered completely useless or even toxic. In the case of medicinal products, another vital element of the packaging is the provision of important medicinal information to consumers.
According to several market reports, the pharmaceutical packaging industry is projected to grow at a Compounded Annual Growth Rate (CAGR) of 7.4% between 2022 and 2031 – reaching an estimated size of $178.8 billion by 2031.
Factors that are spurring the growth of the pharmaceutical packaging market include an increasing preference for single-dose packaging, an increase in drug development across the board, and the growth of pharmaceutical e-commerce platforms.
Some of the major challenges for the pharmaceutical packaging industry are:
● Handling and transportation
● Preservation of medicinal properties
● Providing statutory information on the packaging
● Adhering to international standards
● Preventing counterfeit products
Important considerations for Gel Packaging
Gel packaging includes the packaging of viscous products such as toothpaste, facial creams, skin creams, ointment, silica gel and lotions.
The most crucial aspect of gel packaging is the containment and protection of the gel from all possible contamination. Gel packaging needs to be leakage-proof and resistant to tears, snags and piercings.
Gel packaging is generally lined with a film to ensure that the gel is contained in addition to ensuring packaging integrity by the creation of a barrier between the packaging material and the product. Foodstuffs and similar consumable gels need to be packed with care to ensure the anti-microbial properties of the packaging materials.
Flexible packaging in formats like sachets, tubes and pouches is generally used for gels and related viscous products – with added protection from rough handling provided by the use of outer packaging like boxes. Flexible packaging for gels is preferred because of its ‘squeezability’ – the gels can be easily dispensed from the packet by squeezing, thereby maximising the amount of usable product, offering great value for money for consumers and leading to less wastage of the product.
Gels come under viscous products and are hence suitable for the full range of packaging types. Whether they are packed using an automatic tube filling machine, ointment tube filling machine, toothpaste tube filling machine or plastic tube filling machine – and packed in bottles, tubes, sachets or pouches – gels need to be well protected and be easily dispensible by consumers.
Nichrome’s Gel Packaging solutions
Nichrome possesses a plethora of gel packaging solutions – including a range of HFFS packaging machines with cutting-edge, linear technology from Europe. Nichrome’s HFFS series is versatile and is designed for the packaging of a wide range of powders, grains, snacks, liquids and viscous products like gels with the use of different fillers. This series also brings with it a variety of pouch formats with more attractive pouch aesthetics.
Nichrome’s HFFS machines are PLC based and have touch screen interfaces. Their compact and versatile design allows for both single and perforated single and perforated chains of pouches while keeping the changeovers quick and easy. Duplex models configured for higher outputs are also available.
Nichrome’s HFFS Gel Packaging Machines
1. T-110: This is a versatile machine that can be used for a number of packaging applications such as powders, granular products, viscous products or gels and free-flowing liquids.
The wide range of pouch formats that this machine can pack includes 3 side seal, 4 side seal, 4 side seal with V notch, Contour pack, Stand-up pack, Stand-up with zipper, Twin, Spout, Euro slot, and Handle formats.
Volume: Simplex: 1 – 60 cc
Duplex: 1 – 20 cc
Rated output: Simplex: 110 packs/min
Duplex: 220 packs/min
Pack Size range:
Min pack size (WxL) mm: (30×30) x 1 mm
Max pack size (WxL) mm: (110×130) x 1 mm
Min pack size (WxL) mm: (30×30) x 2 mm
Max pack size (WxL) mm: (65×130) x 2 mm
2. T-140: This is another versatile machine in Nichrome’s range of HFFS machines that can pack a variety of products including powders, granular products, viscous products or gels and free-flowing liquids.
This machine can pack in a broad range of pouch formats such as the 3 side seal, 4 side seal, 4 side seal with V notch, Contour pack, Stand-up pack, Stand-up with zipper, Twin, Spout, Euro slot and Handle formats.
Volume: Simplex: 5 – 250 cc
Duplex: 5 – 90 cc
Rated output: Simplex: 100 packs/min
Duplex: 200 packs/min
Pack Size range:
Min pack size (WxL) mm: (70×100) x 1 mm
Max pack size (WxL) mm: (140×200) x 1 mm
Min pack size (WxL) mm: (50×100) x 2 mm
Max pack size (WxL) mm: (70×200) x 2 mm
3. T-170: The last but not the least machine in Nichrome’s T Series of HFFS machines is the T-170. Like the other machines in the series, this machine can pack a diverse variety of products that include powders, granular products, viscous products or gels and free-flowing liquids.
It can pack in an array of packaging formats including 3 side seal, 4 side seal, 4 side seal with V notch, Contour pack, Stand-up pack, Stand-up with zipper, Twin, Spout, Euro slot and Handle formats.
Volume: Simplex: 90 – 1000 cc
Rated output: Simplex: 45 packs/min
Pack Size range:
Min pack size (WxL) mm: (80×130) x 1 mm
Max pack size (WxL) mm: (170×270) x 1 mm
Get connected with Nichrome for your requirements in viscous liquid filling machines – particularly if you’re on the lookout for a reliable packaging machine supplier in Bangladesh. Nichrome has a legacy of supplying more than 200 packaging machines to producers in Bangladesh and brings a track record of over four decades in the packaging industry. Nichrome has invested in strong collaborations with global players in the pharmaceutical packaging machines industry for the provision of the latest-gen technology to Bangladeshi pharmaceutical companies. Nichrome’s offerings in the pharmaceutical packaging industry come with features like low contamination rates, tamper-proof designs, sterile processing and the promise of hygiene and safety.
Whether you are considering a filling and packaging machine, silica gel packing machine, ointment filling machine, shampoo filling machine, or a liquid filling machine in Bangladesh – Nichrome has the right offering for your specific application. Among non-food packaging, Nichrome also offers solutions like blister packaging machines, liquid filling sealing machines, pharma liquid filling machines, and pouch packing machines for a wide range of industries. Visit bangladesh.nichrome.com for further information!