The medical packaging equipment specialist Shawpak has introduced a 4-Side Seal (4SS) Pouch Machine designed for the packaging of flat medical products, offering speeds of up to 4000 per hour.

According to Shawpak, the 4SS pouch machine is particularly useful in the manufacturing of pre-made pouches for manual packaging lines. The machine can pack flat products to a maximum thickness of 5mm and up to 600 x 340 mm.

In addition, Shawpak 4SS can apparently make 3-side sealed pouches with the remaining side open, allowing medical device customers to produce pre-made packs that are manually filled and sealed.

Shawpak says that the machine also offers a compact construction that minimises its footprint and saves valuable floor space while maintaining efficiency. The ergonomic design utilises modular assemblies for improved accessibility and quick changeovers using minimal, low-cost tooling, according to the company.

Tony Crofts, sales director at Shawpak, explains: “The Shawpak 4SS machine allows us to offer a complete portfolio of packaging solutions to our customers in the medical and pharma arena.

Robert Hartwig, president of BTS international and North American sales representative for Shapack, adds: “This is another Shawpak packaging solution that will transform the industry norm away from ‘how things have always been done’.”