Maruho Hatsujyo Innovations (MHI,, the U.S. subsidiary of Maruho Co. Ltd., will showcase its EAGLE-Uni semi-automatic blister machine at Healthcare Packaging Expo. Ideal for small-scale production, packaging development and material testing, the versatile unit performs forming, sealing and punching operations in consecutive steps at one universal station.

The compact EAGLE-Uni offers a format area of 150x150mm, and forming depths up to 30mm, and measures just over 1.2 meters in length and less than a meter tall. The machine handles a wide range of forming materials — including PVC, PVDC, ACLAR, PP, PET and ALU — and all typical lidding substrates including ALU, paper, PVC, PET and laminates. EAGLE-Uni can run up to five cycles per minute, and is suitable for packaging solids, powders, liquids or devices.

The MHI booth will also showcase other machines in the EAGLE blister machine series, including the EAGLE-Pro, ideal for producing small-lot orders with multiple products; the EAGLE-Omni, whose platen sealing capabilities make it particularly versatile with a 30 mm forming depth; the EAGLE-Rx, capable of producing up to 200 blisters/min at a format area of 90x130mm; and other high speed machines for high volume applications such as the EAGLE-Max, which is capable of producing up to 600 blisters/minute.

Visit Maruho Hatsujyo Innovations at Healthcare Packaging EXPO, at booth W-984 at McCormick Place in Chicago.