At Exapro, we offer a diverse selection of used blister machines, essential for the efficient and secure packaging of products in the pharmaceutical, cosmetic, and consumer goods industries. These machines create sealed packaging for tablets, capsules, ampoules, and various small items, providing excellent protection and visibility.

Our blister machines range in price from €10,000 for basic models to €120,000 for advanced, high-capacity units from leading brands like Uhlmann, IMA, Bosch, and Klockner. Each machine features unique specifications such as forming and sealing capabilities, production speed, maximum blister size, and automation level, ensuring they meet your specific production requirements.

When selecting a blister machine, consider key factors like material compatibility (PVC, PVDC, Alu-Alu), sealing integrity, and ease of changeover between different formats. These elements are crucial for maintaining product safety, ensuring high production efficiency, and adapting to various packaging needs.

Investing in our used blister machines not only grants you access to high-quality equipment at a significantly reduced cost but also promotes sustainable practices by extending the lifecycle of durable machinery. Trust in Exapro's commitment to excellent customer service and find the perfect blister machine to enhance your packaging operations.

Explore Exapro’s listings today to discover reliable blister machines that deliver exceptional performance and value for your packaging needs.

Horn + Noack DPN 760 blister machine (used)

Year: 2000

Moulding length 156 mm
Forming depth 24 mm
Cycle/min 40
Moulding width 138 mm
Max foil width 165 mm
Total power requirement 13 kW

IMA MOD. C90 - A91 - Blistering cartoning line used

Year: 1998

Moulding length 127 mm
Moulding width 85 mm

BOSCH Mod. TLT 1400 – CUK 3040 - Blister Packaging line used

Year: 1997

Moulding length 210 mm
Forming depth 180 mm
Cycle/min 400
Moulding width 155 mm
Max foil width 145 mm

Uhlmann UPS 300 Blister machine

Year: 2001

Moulding length 400 mm
Forming depth 10 mm
Cycle/min 60
Moulding width 170 mm
Max foil width 156 mm
Total power requirement 6 kW

Uhlmann UPS 1020 Blister machine

Year: 1996

Moulding length 110 mm
Forming depth 12 mm
Cycle/min 300
Moulding width 180 mm
Max foil width 200 mm
Total power requirement 13 kW

Uhlmann UPS4 ETX Blister machine

Year: 2001

Moulding length 140 mm
Forming depth 35 mm
Moulding width 39 mm
Max foil width 298 mm

Famar Mod. AP - Blistering machine

Year: 1993

Moulding length 135 mm
Forming depth 35 mm
Cycle/min 60
Moulding width 148 mm
Max foil width 230 mm
Total power requirement 9 kW

BOSCH Mod. TLT 1400 - Blister Machine used


Moulding length 180 mm
Forming depth 151 mm
Cycle/min 400
Moulding width 145 mm
Max foil width 155 mm

Used Uhlmann UPS300 Blister machine

Year: 2001

Moulding length 110 mm
Forming depth 10 mm
Cycle/min 50
Moulding width 150 mm
Max foil width 170 mm
Total power requirement 8 kW

Blister packaging line NOACK / Romaco Hot deal

Year: 1995

Moulding length 150 mm
Forming depth 60 mm
Moulding width 100 mm
Total power requirement 8 kW

IMA P.O.D. Blister machine

Year: 2011

Moulding length 95 mm
Cycle/min 120
Moulding width 100 mm

MARCHESINI MB 430 - Robotized blistering thermoformer used

Year: 2008

Moulding length 210 mm
Forming depth 9.5 mm
Cycle/min 300
Moulding width 150 mm
Max foil width  mm
Total power requirement 3 kW

Marchesini MB420 Blister machine

Year: 1997

Forming depth 12 mm
Total power requirement 12 kW
Cycle/min 60

IMA TR-100 Blister machine

Year: 2000

Moulding length 190 mm
Cycle/min 60
Moulding width 130 mm

Marchesini MB 440 / BA 400 Blister machine

Year: 1989

Forming depth 12 mm
Cycle/min 55
Max foil width 280 mm

SEPHASCAN MOD. BLISTERSCAN - Leak detector for blisters used

Year: 2006

DESCRIPTION: The BlisterScan is a leak tester for non-destructive testing. Test each blister cavity and identify which individual cavities have leaks or weak seals. It is intended for use in laboratory and production environments. SECTORS OF USE: Pharmaceutical, chemical, cosmetics, food, dietary, medical devices, manufacturing. MAIN FEATURES: A measurement of the deflection of the aluminum foil covering each cavity of …

IMA C60 blister boxing machine

Year: 1993

Forming depth 12 mm
Cycle/min 120

Empak PRS1 Blister machine

Year: 1999

Moulding length 130 mm
Forming depth 12 mm
Cycle/min 80
Moulding width 130 mm
Max foil width 120 mm

DPB 250 Blister machine

Year: 2014

Travel range: 40 - 160 mm Dialysis paper: 50 - 100 g x 250 mm Machine was never used

Blister machines belong to the Packaging category of used machines on Exapro. Blister packs (or blister machines) are used for packaging of pharmaceutical products, medicines, foods and small consumer goods. The main purpose of a blister machine is to form a cavity/pocket created with heat or pressure in order to protect goods from external factors. Blister packs prevent the influence of humidity and contamination on the products.

Packaging Process

There are 2 ways of packaging with blister machines. One is known as Thermoforming and another as Cold forming. What is the difference between the two?

  • Thermoforming. As the name suggests, this process involves heating the packaging material up. Usually, plastic film is taken from the reel and forwarded through a pre-heating station. At the station, the temperature is kept on a high enough level to soften the plastic and make it pliable. Already warm and soft plastic arrives in a forming station where it is further formed into blister cavity under high pressure. After this stage, plastic is cooled down again so that it remains in a specific shape after the end of packaging process.
  • Cold forming represents the opposite of thermoforming process. In case of cold forming, aluminium-based film is pressed into the desired shape with a stamp. So to form the cavity, pressure is applied to the laminate film, while aluminium allows to maintain the shape that has been formed. Blister packs made with cold forming provide almost perfect protection of good against oxygen or water which allows to extend the expiry date of the product. However, the speed production is lower as opposed to thermoforming.

Materials Used

What kind of materials are used for blister packaging? As mentioned above, it's mainly plastic or aluminium foil. Plastic or PVC (polyvinyl chloride) is most commonly used for thermoforming. The main advantage of this material is its low cost and the fact that it can be shaped easily. Cold form foil, on the other hand, is made of laminate containing 3 layers: PVC, aluminium, polyamide. So technically, it's not simply aluminium foil. The inside of the blister pack is made of PVC, the outside - of aluminium and polyamide.

Area of Use

Blister packs are used for packaging of medication, but also small consumer goods, such as toys or hardware. In pharmaceutical industry, blister machines are practically irreplaceable. Anyone who has been in the pharmacy shop at least once, has come in contact with pills or capsules packed in blister foil. Blister packs are so popular in the pharmaceutical world because unit-dose packaging assures packaging integrity of each pill allowing to extend medication shelf-life.

When it comes to consumer goods, electrical items, hardware or even kids toys can be packed with blister machines. A product will be safely positioned between cardboard and a plastic pocket formed with a blister machine. The biggest advantage of blister packaging consumer goods is the fact that the customer can clearly see the product through transparent plastic. At the same time, packaging is rigid enough to prevent any damage.

Strong Points

What are the biggest benefits of blister packaging? First of all, it is a cost effective way of packaging the product allowing clients to inspect it through transparent plastic at the same time. Blister pack provides a clear product display and plenty of advertising space at the back of the package at the same time.

Related Subcategories

  • Thermoforming - Form, Fill and Seal, FFS lines
  • Shrink wrap machines / Sealers

Main Manufacturers

  • Marchesini
  • Klockner
  • Ima
  • Uhlman