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.

Multivac R140 Thermoforming - Form, Fill and Seal Line

Year: 2005

Multivac R140 thermoformer Year of manufacture: 2005 Condition: Recently serviced Compatible with semi-rigid film. Film width: 357 mm Lower film thickness: 400 microns Upper film thickness: 60 microns Stroke: 240 mm Format: 3 x 1 Outer package dimensions: 240 x 105 mm Inner package dimensions: 221 x 90 mm Package depth options: 5, 10, 30, 45, 50 mm Capacity: 6-8 …

TECNOTRIP TSB-100 Automatic vacuum thermosealing machine

Year: 2004

Moulding length 265 mm
Forming depth 100 mm
Moulding width 405 mm
Total power requirement 2.2 kW

FRIMAQ-GUELT THF-3000 Thermoforming - Form, Fill and Seal Line

Year: 2023

FRIMAQ-GUELT THF-3000 thermoforming machine like new. Served 900h in production. Used for packaging crêpes and galettes bretonnes. Machine built in 2023

RETON FRESH PACKING RT -702 Thermoforming - Form, Fill and Seal Line


LIQUIDATION of RETON FRESH PACKING thermosealing machine, model RT-702. Equipment with gas flush option (gas injection). Its state is of occasion equipment totally revised in its totality (reestreno) guaranteed. Dimensions of the tray to be sealed 145 mm x 230 mm x 70mm x 2 units. Suitable for film reels of 350mm width. Overall machine dimensions 1200 mm x 740 …

FAVERANI TF XM Thermoforming - Form, Fill and Seal Line


LIQUIDATION of Thermosealing machine of the manufacturer FAVERANI, model TF XM. Its state is of occasion equipment totally revised in its totality (reestreno) guaranteed. Size of the tray to be sealed 180 mm x 225 mm, 2 units, for film reels of 435mm width. Overall machine dimensions 1400 mm x 960 mm x 1510 mm high. The FAVERANI tray sealer …

Volpack SI 280 Thermoforming - Form, Fill and Seal Line

Year: 2018

Moulding length 90 mm
Moulding width 75 mm

Termoselladora Para Sandwiches Thermoforming - Form, Fill and Seal Line


LIQUIDATION of sandwich packaging and sealing machinery. Machine made to measure and built in stainless steel, high strength aluminum, with control panel protected with stainless steel drawer and self-steering wheels with brakes. Only thermo seals the tray, no vacuum or gas injection. Double format of sandwich tray sealing in which it can be used separately. Outside machine dimensions are: working …

Used Mimi Uniblock FF 680 mm Sleeve Wrapper


Mimi Uniblock FF 680 mm Sleeve Wrapper with collatting unit and side in-feed belt and pusher rated to 15 packages/minute

Used Bel 150 Box Taper


Used Bel 150 Box Taper, Voltage 120V AC, Phase 1, 60Hz, Adjustable Uni Drive Belt, Width size is adjustable. Belt Length: 32'' Dims: 46''x36''x71''H

Used Belco STC 2016 Bundler

Year: 2016

One used Belco STC 2016 Sealer and heat tunnel bundler. 240 Volt, single phase. Tested 7/20/23 and runs fine

Bosch Sigpack 203 flowpack wrapper

Year: 2015

Bosch Sigpack 203 high performance flowpack wrapping machine. Year of manufacture 2015.

Thermoformer Koch KBS-PL-V1

Year: 2007

Moulding length 250 mm
Total power requirement 20 kW
Moulding width 500 mm

Wipotec IW15K-01 Thermoforming - Form, Fill and Seal Line

Year: 1996

TypeUsed item CategoryAbfüllen und Verpacken Itemload cell ManufacturerWipotec ModelIW15K-01 Year of construction1996 ConditionProcess computer defective this extra information is standard for this model. Please always double-check the details during a visit The Wipotec IW15K-01 is a precision load cell designed for integration into thermoforming, form, fill, and seal lines, widely used in the packaging industry. Manufactured in 1996, this model …

CFS COMPACT 420 Thermoforming - Form, Fill and Seal Line

Year: 2008

Moulding length 190 mm
Forming depth 40 mm
Moulding width 105 mm
Total power requirement 17.5 kW

VARIOVAC -- Thermoforming - Form, Fill and Seal Line

Year: 2014

Second-hand thermoforming machine manufactured by VARIOVAC Engine characteristics: Strain 230/400V Current 29A Power 21kW Frequency 50Hz

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.