This category includes suppliers of equipment that thermoforms, fills and seals rigid and semi-rigid blisters, premade bowls and trays, as well as suppliers of machines that load and seal packages like trays, cups and clamshells.
Tray, Clamshell & Blister Packaging Equipment
Blister & Clamshell Packaging Equipment
Machines that load products into pre-made, highly rigid containers as individual packages and then seal the container.
- Blister Sealing Equipment (Retail Packs)
Machines that heat seal pre-made, rigid blister packs for retail, such as equipment that seals blister packs of batteries with a hang hole.
- Clamshell & Blister Loading Equipment
Machinery dedicated solely to depositing or placing of wet or dry products into a pre-made clamshell or blister package.
- Clamshell Closing & Welding Equipment
Machines that seal or close pre-made clamshell packages by pressing the lid down onto the bottom of the clamshell or using heat sealing technology to seal the lid onto the bottom of the clamshell, such as closing an individual portion pack of salad.
Pre-made Tray/Cup/Bowl Packaging Equipment
Machines that handle, load, fill, and seal containers such as trays, blister packs, cups and bowls that have been manufactured offline on a separate operation.
- Denest/Fill/Seal (Integrated)
A monobloc machine that performs three main functions for rigid trays, cups, and bowls in a single, continuous operation: denesting or separating pre-made containers and dropping them as individual units onto a conveying device, filling the containers, and then sealing the containers.
- Product Loading into Trays, Cups & Bowls
Machines dedicated to depositing products, often dry foods such as cookies, into individual, pre-made trays that have been formed in a separate operation.
- Tray, Cup & Bowl Sealing
Equipment that takes a pre-made rigid container including a tray, cup, or bowl and seals the container using paper, plastic lid stock, foil, or other material, such as sealing of cups of ramen.
Thermoform/fill/seal (TF/F/S) machines use heat and vacuum or pressure applied to continuous rolls of film to form rigid or semi-rigid containers of various shapes and sizes prior to filling, hermetically sealing and cutting them into individual units.
- TF/F/S for Flexible and Semi-Rigid Film
Machines that heat and apply vacuum or pressure to continuous rolls of thermoformable film to form packages such as trays, cups, portion packs, and often their lids prior to filling, hermetically sealing and cutting the package. Examples include portion packs of chocolate pudding or trays of sausages, pasta or medical devices
- TF/F/S for Tablet/Capsule Blister Packs
Machines that heat and apply vacuum or pressure to continuous rolls of nonrigid thermoformable film prior to filling and hermetically sealing small blister packs, such as in pharmaceutical or nutraceutical capsule applications.
- TF/F/S for Trays, Cups & Portion Packs