Entering the world of thermoforming machines - Form, Fill, and Seal (FFS) lines - can be a complex endeavor due to the intricate mechanisms involved and the host of manufacturers present in the industry. Designed to streamline and optimize packaging operations, these machines play a pivotal role in the production lines of countless industries, from food and beverage to pharmaceuticals. This article provides a comprehensive look at these FFS machines, the prominent manufacturers in the market, and crucial factors to consider when purchasing. Additionally, we'll highlight the benefits of buying through Exapro, a trusted platform committed to assisting buyers throughout the sales process.

JASA vertical form-fill-seal machine & Newtec multihead weigher


Newtec / JASA packaging line Newtec multihead weigher Type 2009PCB-2B Year of construction 2010 Capacity 35 - 40 portions/min Lanes 9 pieces Belt width 250 mm Compressed air 7 Bar, 25 Nl/min. Power 3 x 400V, 50Hz, 1kW On stainless steel platform including washing wall JASA vertical form-fill-seal machine Type J350 FV Year of construction 2010 Capacity max 50 bags/min. …

Nimco 257 Thermoforming - Form, Fill and Seal Line

Year: 2018

Manufacturer: Nimco Model 257: Designed and manufactured in the USA, the NiMCO Model 257 is dedicated to forming, filling, and sealing 57 mm cross-section or 2.25” inches Mini paperboard gable-top cartons. Here's why this machine stands out: Impressive Output Speeds: With a remarkable capacity of up to 1200 cartons per hour (20 cartons per minute), our Model 257 ensures efficient …

Multivac R530 Thermoforming - Form, Fill and Seal Line

Year: 2002

Moulding length 220 mm
Moulding width 115 mm

Goglio GL14 Thermoforming - Form, Fill and Seal Line

Year: 2005

Manufacturer: Goglio Model: GL14 Category: Coffee Equipment Year: 2005 Goglio GL14 Vertical FF&Seal Packing Line for Whoe Bean Coffee Refurbished and ready immediately with 6 months warranty. Includes Installation at customers site. Year 2005 Includes Valve Applicator System This is Goglio's Eco-Friendly Model which runs on 100% biodegradeable film and One-way CO2 valves. Once the bag of coffee is finished …

Webomatic ML 4600 Thermoforming - Form, Fill and Seal Line


Moulding length 180 mm
Moulding width 145 mm

Alfa FRS1719 Thermoforming - Form, Fill and Seal Line

Year: 2004

The FRSSF is designed exclusively for the thermoforming filling and sealing of cups. Unreeling of base material Heating of the base material Thermoforming of the base material into cups Filling of the cups Unreeling of the lid material Alignment of the lid material Airtight sealing Technical Spec Product: Sauce Cup: 10 - 50 gms Per cycle 12 cups Filling temperature …

Multivac M860 Thermoformer


Moulding length 200 mm
Forming depth 50 mm
Moulding width 110 mm
Total power requirement 3 kW

Used Weiler 640 SVP Blow-Fill-Seal Machine

Year: 2000

- Used Weiler 640 BFS Machine Available for Sale 'As-Is' - 2000 YOM, Fully Rebuilt in 2018 by Weiler - Level IV Maintenance Completed Prior to Decommissioning (2023) - Includes Mold & Tooling for 10 ml & 20 ml Vials (24 Cavity - 8 Cards x 3 Vials) - Output: ~6,000 Vials/Hour - Includes Deflasher - 480V, 3 Phase, 60 …

Used OCME VEGA HT 60/2 Shrinkwrapper

Year: 2013

Brand:OCME Model:VEGA HT 60/2 Speed:120 pack/minute Year:2013 Condition:Very good Characteristics: OCME brand shrink wrap machine model VEGA HT 60/2, built in 2013, capacity 120 packages / min, machine in impeccable condition, ready to work. Status of the machine: Seller has been given electrical power to the OCME to make sure that everything was OK and the machine was working, They …

Farcon FB420 Thermoforming - Form, Fill and Seal Line

Year: 2003

Moulding width 310 mm
Forming depth 29 mm

FORMAPACK 320STFE Thermoforming - Form, Fill and Seal Line

Year: 1989

Moulding length 80 mm
Forming depth 60 mm
Moulding width 60 mm
Total power requirement 8 kW

NOVOPACK MS330 Thermoforming - Form, Fill and Seal Line

Year: 2001

Moulding width 420 mm
Total power requirement 8 kW

FESA 6 ciclos/minuto Thermoforming - Form, Fill and Seal Line


Moulding length 130 mm
Forming depth 90 mm
Moulding width 115 mm



Moulding length 70 mm
Total power requirement 3.5 kW
Moulding width 100 mm

Multivac Pro Selection R570 Thermoforming - Form, Fill and Seal Line


Multivac Pro Selection R570 Skinpacker Refurbished by Multivac 2017

Multivac R 530 Thermoforming - Form, Fill and Seal Line

Year: 2001

Moulding length 132 mm
Moulding width 140 mm

Mespack H-570 SCD Thermoforming - Form, Fill and Seal Line

Year: 2015

Moulding length 285 mm
Moulding width 400 mm

Eiahe BGH/P-240 Horizontal Fill and seal machine

Year: 2014

Moulding length 235 mm
Forming depth 100 mm
Moulding width 280 mm

FARMO RES MOD. K230 - Thermoforming machine used

Year: 1998

Moulding length 320 mm
Forming depth 230 mm

Technical Components and Functionality

The core of any thermoforming machine comprises several crucial components: the thermoforming station, the filling station, and the sealing station.


The thermoforming station begins the process by heating a plastic sheet, typically polyethylene, polypropylene or PVC, until it becomes pliable. This softened sheet is then formed into the desired shape using either a vacuum or pressurized air.


Next, the newly formed packaging is moved to the filling station where it is filled with the product. This process can be automated and customized depending on the product in question, such as liquids, solids, or powders.


Finally, the filled packaging is transported to the sealing station, where a top film is applied and sealed to ensure the package's integrity and product safety.


Manufacturers of Thermoforming Machines

Multivac: A top-tier manufacturer globally recognized for its innovation and reliable machinery. Multivac has a rich portfolio of thermoforming machines that cater to a variety of industries and packaging needs.


ULMA Packaging: Based in Spain, ULMA is revered for its high-quality equipment. Their thermoforming machines offer exceptional versatility and durability, making them a popular choice for businesses worldwide.


Illig: A German powerhouse in the world of thermoforming machinery, Illig has an impressive range of equipment, each boasting unique capabilities. Known for their precision and efficiency, Illig machines are a worthy investment.


GEA: A Dutch-based multinational, GEA is a major player in the thermoforming sector. Their machines are known for their advanced technology, high-speed performance, and energy efficiency.


Ishida: A Japanese manufacturer, Ishida is recognized for its cutting-edge machinery. Ishida's thermoforming machines stand out for their user-friendly interfaces and optimal output capacities, fulfilling various packaging demands.


Purchasing Considerations

When purchasing a thermoforming machine, you must take several factors into account.


Firstly, inspect the machine's condition, ensuring all components are operational and maintained.

Consider the machine's compatibility with your products. The filling system must be suitable for the type, size, and consistency of the products you'll be packaging.

Inquire about the machine's output capacity to ensure it matches your production needs.

Check if any special electrical or environmental conditions are required to operate the machine.

Benefits of Buying Through Exapro

Exapro simplifies the buying process by providing a secure platform that facilitates each step of the sales process. The team at Exapro can offer invaluable advice, ensuring buyers make the most informed decision possible. They also assist with communication between buyers and sellers, making transactions smoother and more transparent.


Budget Considerations

Keep in mind that Thermoforming Machine - Form, Fill and Seal, FFS Lines typically range in price between 14,000€ and 65,000€. Consider all costs, including maintenance and operational expenses, when defining your budget.


Organising Transportation

While buyers are responsible for the machine's transportation, both the seller and Exapro can provide assistance if needed. Prior to transport, it's vital to conduct a thorough check of the machine, confirming all components are secured, and the machine is safe to move. Remember, a comprehensive inspection can help you avoid potential issues and costly repairs in the future.