ACHEMA Round Up

June 22, 2012

Today is the final day of ACHEMA and many innovations have been on show throughout the week-long event.

Today is the final day of ACHEMA 2012. The PTE team hope you’ve had a successful event. There’s still some time before the show closes its doors so drop by Hall 3.1, Stand J25 to grab a free copy of the magazine before your trip home.

Many different innovations have been on show and lots of announcements have been made. Here is a quick run down of some of the systems that were on show.

Bosch Packaging technology and Sartorius Stedim Biotech announced a new collaboration for the mutual design and development of single-use filling solutions that will be used on Bosch’s aseptic filling equipment. According to the companies, integrating single-use technologies into fill-and-finish unit operations will allow the systems to handle smaller batches and product changeovers in a more flexible way.

Telstar amazed visitors to its booth with a cold physiological experiment involving Wim Hof, who is nicknamed ‘The Iceman’. He holds several world records for the longest ice bath. Hof performed an endurance test on Telstar’s booth by sitting in a cylinder full o ice cubes for more than an hour. The company also presented its new line of ultra-low-freezers, which aim to provide efficient and safe sample storage.

GEA Pharma Systems had many systems on show, including its freeze-drying technology, ControLyo, which provides on-demand nucleation, and containment solutions for highly potent APIs. The company showed its UltimaPro 10, a single-pot processor that processes highly potent active ingredient, including mixing, granulation and drying, in a single machine.

Crowds were drawn to Marchesini’s stand thanks to the company’s display of 17 machines. Systems included a sterile vial line made up of washing machine WR24, ttunnel DEPYR601 and the filler STERIL, and a preview of the company’s new VALIDA, which is a counting machine equipped with a new patented counting and control system that measures the mass of tablets and capsules.

Big systems were also on show at Romaco’s stand with the blister line Noack 960R, liquid filling line Macofar LF 200, heat-sealing machine Siebler HM 1/230 and more.

Meanwhile, Sepha Ltd launched two brand new quality control machines for pharmaceutical blister packing, which were on show for demonstration. Blisterscan uses laser technology to detect small defects in blister packs down to 7 micron. Multiple packs can be tested in a single cycle. The second system is Press Out Universal, which is for the de-blistering of product from child resistant packs.

IPS International Packaging Systems GmbH exhibited jointly with Gerhard Schubert GmbH. Products on show focused on packaging processes and services. The company was keen to emphasise to booth visitors that their services encompasses five separate modules areas: partnerships, engineering consulting, project management, line optimisation, and, for lines supplied by the company, life cycle partnering services.

This just a small overview - of course there were far too many companies and innovative systems to list. What did you see? Let us know what you enjoyed the most about ACHEMA on our LinkedIn group.

If you can’t wait for the next event in 2015 then perhaps you’ll consider attending ACHEMASIA, which will be held in Beijing in May 2013. ACHEMASIA gives suppliers the opportunity to make themselves known in the Chinese market. As with ACHEMA, there will be both a congress and an exhibition.