Romaco Acquires Medipac AB and Extends Position in Effervescent Tablets Sector

Pharmaceutical Technology Editors

PTSM: Pharmaceutical Technology Sourcing and Management

PTSM: Pharmaceutical Technology Sourcing and Management-12-02-2015, Volume 11, Issue 12

With the acquisition of Medipac’s tube filling assets for effervescent tablets, Romaco can now offer the complete line configurations for effervescent tablets.

The Romaco Group announced that it has acquired the assets of Medipac AB, a Swedish manufacturer of tube filling machines for effervescent tablets. Closing of the transaction took place on Nov. 25, 2015.

Romaco will begin integrating Medipac’s portfolio into its Siebler brand, based in Karlsruhe, Germany. Siebler, a supplier of strip packaging solutions for effervescent tablets, has been part of Romaco Pharmatechnik GmbH since 1998. Medipac’s tube filling technologies for effervescent tablets will strengthen the Romaco Siebler portfolio in the effervescent tablets sector.

On the process side, Romaco will be able to create new synergetic effects with its Innojet and Kilian brands for granulating, coating, and tableting effervescent powders. Cartoning and final packaging solutions in the Romaco Promatic series can be connected downstream of the Medipac filling machines.

With this acquisition, Romaco can now offer the complete line configurations for effervescent tablets, according to Paulo Alexandre, CEO of the Romaco Group, in a press statement. The move will extend the company’s position as a supplier of effervescent manufacturing and packaging technologies in the pharmaceuticals, nutraceuticals, and healthcare industries.

Medipac machines are based on a modular design that gives users the maximum possible flexibility when implementing their respective technologies. The machines facilitate cost-efficient filling processes that can easily be adapted to any production environment. Medipac currently serves the international markets for effervescent pharmaceuticals and nutraceuticals, and is particularly strong in Eastern Europe and the US.

The manufacture and processing of effervescent tablets requires specialist expertise in granulating, coating, and pressing of the products and packing them into tubes or strips. Effervescents tend to be very sensitive to air, light, and humidity; these tablets are also fragile and highly friable. A number of factors have to be considered at all stages of manufacturing and the processes adapted accordingly. Effervescent tablets sold in tubes are ideal for daily use. If the products are only needed sporadically-or if they are especially susceptible to environmental factors-Romaco Siebler unit dose strip packaging offers a good alternative.

Source: Romaco