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Updated: Jan 5, 2022

The Client: Biocomposites

is an international medical device company that engineers, manufactures and markets world leading products for use in infection management in bone and soft tissue. Based in Keele, UK, it is a world leader with global operations across Europe, USA, Canada, China and India.

Biocomposites products are used in over 100,000 procedures per annum and sold in more than 40 countries around the world.

The Challenge: Sterile Seal

Packaging Automation first met Biocomposites at a trade exhibition and discussed, the want to find a packaging sealing solution to meet the needs of their increasing production requirements.

New to heat sealing for Genex syringe products, they needed the product to be sterile and packaged in a seal tray with a clean peel from a Tyvek lid.

The quality of the seal had to be consistent due to the stringent guidelines of the medical industry.

The Solution: Eclipse R

Following trials in the PA Test Kitchen working closely with the Biocomposites team, it was clear that the Packaging Automation equipment was the solution, providing everything Biocomposites needed: a consistently strong and secure heat seal with uniform band width.

The Eclipse R machine was chosen which is a fully electric semi-automatic, two-station, rotary table tray sealer which incorporates POWERDRIVE technology without a requirement for a compressed air supply.

The Result: Improved throughput

With the installation of the Eclipse R machine, Biocomposites can now achieve improved packaging at a faster rate but with the added confidence of the consistently sealed quality product.

Biocomposites commented:

“The professional approach of the Packaging Automation representatives along with the flexibility offered in terms of bespoke build and project management make PA a valued supplier. The eclipseR was chosen due to a combination of product requirements, environmental constraints and advice from PA technical experts.

The sales and technical teams were open, honest and concise from the off and avoided using any form of pressure selling techniques but rather invested time and resource into exploring all available options to arrive at a conclusion which best suit Biocomposites needs. We’ve been very pleased and impressed with the speed and efficiency with which our project has been handled. Communication through multiple projects has been excellent with frequent progress updates which have enabled us to plan for installation and commissioning with ease. I would recommend PA without hesitation.“


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