Dividella’s NT x cartoner makes Americas debut at FCE Pharma 2014
Press Release | Dividella AG
APRIL 24, 2014
Grabs, Switzerland: – Parenteral packaging specialist Dividella AG will give an American debut to its new generation toploader cartoning system NeoTOP x (NT x) at the FCE Pharma exhibition in São Paulo, Brazil, opening May 12.
NT x will be one of the stars of the show for Dividella’s Brazilian distributor, Maquidrex, at Stand C10 on Aisles C2/C3 at the Transamerica Expo Centre. The Dividella team will stage video demonstrations of the latest NeoTOP’s unparalleled ability to make ‘instant’ format changes during production runs.
The Dividella display will also feature the ultra compact syringe carton that has gained AmeriStar and WorldStar awards, along with a wide range of other NeoTOP packaging samples.
NT x provides an enhanced, flexible and modular platform that can be configured for a wide variety of cardboard packaging and features a host of innovative features including:
- Extensive feeding solutions for syringes, vials, pens, injectors, inhalers, needles, blisters and sachets
- The Wide Format that enables packaging of single units or multi-packs on one machine
- Quick format changes, requiring no tools, in less than 20 minutes
- Digitalized ‘handwheels’ with position feedback for easy format changes, high process reliability
- NextGen automation system
- HMI with intuitive graphical user interface
- Small, easy to handle format parts
Low cost leader
South American General Manager of Dividella’s parent company, Medipak Systems, Borja Guerra, says the new NT x system lowers Total Cost of Ownership (TCO) and Total Cost of Package (TCP) to industry-leading levels in the 30 to 50 package-per-minute capacity range.
“We are confident that when visitors see NeoTop x in action, they will realize that Dividella has become THE address to visit when looking for sustainable, low TCO and TCP savings when choosing a cartoning system for parenteral products,” said Mr. Guerra.
Prefilled syringe stars
Another NeoTOP machine, the 804 topload cartoner, provided the power behind the award-winning 10-count flu vaccine prefilled syringe carton that Dividella will also showcase inSão Paulo. Co-designed with Sanofi Pasteur, the package was judged a winner of a WorldStar Medical & Pharmaceutical award in Barcelona in November 2013, following its previous triumph at the AmeriStar awards in April. Dividella is hoping that by the time FCE Pharma closes, it will be able to announce it has won a gold WorldStar award at the sister event interpack 2014 in Düsseldorf.
The 10-count carton, also shortlisted for the WorldStar Sustainability Award, features 100 per cent recyclable paperboard, eliminating pre-made plastics. This has saved client Sanofi Pasteurmore than $1m annually. Additionally, halving pack volume has led to corresponding savings in cold-chain shipping and storage costs, while the NeoTOP 804 has quadrupled output to 80 cartons/800 syringes per minute, doubling Overall Equipment Effectiveness to more than 70 per cent.
Dividella AG, a member of the Medipak Systems Group, specializes in developing and manufacturing packaging machinery for the pharmaceutical industry with specific expertise in packaging requirements for parenteral products. Based at Grabs in the canton of St. Gallen in eastern Switzerland, Dividella counts 20 of the world’s largest pharmaceutical companies among its clients, including the entire top ten.
Dividella provides complete secondary packaging solutions for medicinal products that can be difficult to stack, such as needles, injector pens, vials and syringes. Its TopLoading solution enables product handling with extreme care and safety. Dividella patented feeding systems guarantee products are handled with care while maintaining high output.
Dividella’s team of expert engineers and specialists also create solutions tailored to specific customer needs and products.
All Dividella processes and products are designed and engineered to be environmentally friendly.
About FCE Pharma 2014
The FCE Pharma Exhibition is an annual event focusing on the production chain in the pharmaceutical sector. The 2014 event will be held at Transamerica Expo Centre in São Paulo, Brazil, on May 12-14, with some 600 brands on display and specific national pavilions for India and China.
FCE Pharma attracts almost 20,000 visitors from around the world, representing a host of pharmaceutical industry professionals connected with manufacture, supply and distribution of products and services including packaging, labeling, machines and equipment, quality and contamination control, transport and logistics, outsourcing and consultancy, laboratory and analytical equipment, process equipment, valves, sprays, industrial automation, technology and printing services.
Organizer NürnbergMesse Brazil have announced that the 2014 event will feature a different format for the FCE Pharma Seminar with interactive panels, roundtables and lectures by leading industry players. It will also feature the first Powtech Arena, bringing together leading professionals and global companies working with powders and granulates.
Marta Berger, Marketing Manager, Dividella AG
Tel: +41 (0) 81 750 3387
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