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Jones Healthcare Group adds Uhlmann blister packaging line


June 9, 2020
By PrintAction Staff
Jones Healthcare Group invests in a new high-performance automated Uhlmann blister line complete with a blister machine, cartoner and stretch-wrapper (blister machine shown here).

Jones Healthcare Group, an advanced packaging and medication dispensing solutions company, has invested in a new, fully integrated two-lane Uhlmann blister packaging line. The highly automated equipment will enhance Jones’ capacity to manage demand surges and unique blister combinations, as more complex pharmaceutical dosage forms and regimes evolve.

“Our new line offers the highest quality, productivity and flexibility for blister packaging in a Health Canada and FDA-registered facility, including a full serialization and aggregation solution for prescription medicines,” said Marty Quesnel, senior vice president, packaging services at Jones.

The automated line, which is fully compliant with the Drug Supply Chain Security Act (DSCSA), includes a two-lane B 1440 blister machine and C 2305 cartoner, as well as end-of-line stretch-wrapping and bundling.

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The equipment is capable of multi-product blistering for more complex dosing regimens, and multi-product cartoning for combination packs. The line also integrates a variety of forming and lidding films such as PVC, Alu+Alu and child-resistant formats, with compatibility for multiple products and carton formats.

“Now more than ever, our pharmaceutical customers look to us to manage more of their packaging process. This helps them meet unprecedented demand for over-the-counter headache, cold and other respiratory products for our communities, while also pivoting resources to support the pandemic response,” added Ron Harris, president & CEO at Jones.

The new line will be installed at Jones’ Brampton, Ont. facility, and is expected to be operational by early next year.