The blister is evolving

The blister is evolving

Something is changing in the world of blister packaging, as research has predicted a growth of 7.6% between 2013 and 2018 in this market.
At Marchesini Group, we are working hard to build this growth and consolidate our key role in the blister sector. Our Growing Younger values - Italian quality, a focus on research and innovation, a clear vision of the future, the importance of human resources and awareness of our social responsibility – are an important asset that help us anticipate market requirements and constantly offer new solutions.
It is on this base that we have built a comprehensive renovation process, financed by an investment plan divided into three levels: product, technology and infrastructure. This process is so important for our future that we have even given it a name: BLISTER EVOLUTION.

The Blister Evolution in 4 minutes

Watch this infographics video and follow step by step the path that led Marchesini Group towards its current key role in the world of blister packaging.

Blister evolution product

The Marchesini Group’s Blister Evolution is really a journey that began way back in 1987, when our first blister packaging machine was launched. This was followed by a series of increasingly high performance models, that led us to an extraordinary insight: the idea of combining both blister and carton packaging in a single compact, automated line.
In 2008, at Interpack, we unveiled the prototype of this new machine generation. We called it the Integra 300, owing to its production capacity of 300 blisters and 150 cartons a minute. In the following years, we developed more compact models, with increasingly high production rat: Integra 220, Integra 320, Integra 520.
Today, ad Achema 2015, we finally unveil the last model in the series. Its name is Integra 520V and it is specifically designed for markets that require one blister per carton formats.

Integra 520V

The line's strengths are

  • a production rate of up to 520 blisters and 500 cartons a minute
  • a compact, 10 metres long design
  • rapid size changes, only 40 minutes
  • feed change versatility
  • digitally controlled automation

And, last but not least, the reliability of a company with over 40 years' experience in the packaging sector. This process is far from over, though, as we are already working on future updates and new models to ensure that Integra will play a fundamental role in the future of the Marchesini Group.

Blister evolution technology

Research and innovation are part of the Marchesini Group’s DNA. For blister packaging in particular, we have developed a new, rapid format production process with digitally controlled machines, continuous cycle automation and remote CAD drawing launching. All this state of the art technology allows us to produce new formats and parts in record time.

Blister evolution infrastructure

The Marchesini Group is currently preparing a major structural change of immense strategic importance. In Carpi, a town near Bologna, we are building a 9,000 square metre complex that will be used exclusively for blister packaging.
The groundbreaking ceremony took place on May 26th, 2015. When the complex is opened, in October 2016, it will be the largest thermoforming centre in Italy. This will be our great leap forward - the moment when the Marchesini Group's Blister Evolution becomes its BLISTER REVOLUTION.