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.

Rotomax Rotomaster Thermoforming - Form, Fill and Seal Line

Year: 2023

Packaging machine for pharmaceutical and cosmetic food packaging. Possibility of vacuum packaging and modified atmosphere (ATM). Stainless steel construction. Ideal for packaging fresh pasta, pizza bases, cold cuts, salami, cheeses, etc.

Multivac R145 Thermoforming - Form, Fill and Seal Line

Year: 2022

Moulding length 240 mm
Forming depth 120 mm
Moulding width 235 mm
Total power requirement 9 kW

ILPRA Speedyform Thermoforming - Form, Fill and Seal Line

Year: 2022

Moulding length 300 mm
Forming depth 100 mm
Moulding width 420 mm
Total power requirement 12 kW

Process chees - grissini packing machine OPAK MAKİNE QZ 1000 MAXI (form fill seal)

Year: 2019

Moulding length 267 mm
Forming depth 22 mm
Moulding width 280 mm
Total power requirement 18 kW

Weiler 640 Thermoforming - Form, Fill and Seal Line

Year: 2019

Weiler model 640 BFS LVP machine Low hours, approximately 3,000 running hours Molds and tooling for 250ml and 500ml IV bags/bottles (14 cavity) included Output: 3150 containers per hour 250ml; 2700 containers per hour 500ml Container drawings available on request 14 parison programable parison head with Moog controller Tooling for Eurocap or nipple/pierce top presentations Eurocap cap welding machine with …

Fillmatech Tubeline P Thermoforming - Form, Fill and Seal Line

Year: 2019

Automatic tube filling and sealing machine for PE and laminate tubes including: - Format set D.19 and D.35 - Tube magazine for empty tubes - automatic tube alignment according to the typeface - Leister hot-air sealing unit - Coding device on the tube fold on one side - water-cooled sealing jaws - Post-cooling of the weld seam with a cold …

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 …

Loynds model FW500 Fold Wrapper for Pre-Formed Candies

Year: 2018

Loynds model FW500 Fold Wrapper for Pre-Formed Candies - Set for piece measuring 15 x 15 x 15 mm - Manually load product onto lug chain infeed - Cellophane wrapping material - Die folds and heat seals - 3 phase, 60 cycle, 220 volts - New 2018 The size range is as follows: Length – 19mm – 45mm Width – …

GZB 600 Thermoforming - Paper Cup Machines

Year: 2017

GZB 600 Thermoforming - Paper Cup Machines PAPER CUP MACHINE GZB Used 100/120 pcs/m Year 2017 Like new Available immediately, any test possible.

Multivac R 145 Thermoforming - Form, Fill and Seal Line

Year: 2017

Multivac R 145: Thermoformer 2017 production. Production Germany. The machine is operational. Tray molds included.

Vacuum Former / The Channel Letter Former

Year: 2017

A vacuum former from the US company The Channel Letter Bender. The machine was bought in 2017 and has operated over the years around 30 hours, so it is practically brand new and is well maintained. All the technical specifications are in the PDF. Shipping dimensions 1650 mm x 2400 mm x 2400 mm ( L x W x H …

Reepack BT 1000 DL Thermoforming - Form, Fill and Seal Line

Year: 2017

Forming depth 250 mm
Total power requirement 4 kW

FRIMAQ PACKAGING S.L TFF432320 Thermoforming - Form, Fill and Seal Line

Year: ~ 2017

Moulding length 320 mm
Forming depth 23 mm
Moulding width 430 mm

Beta-Pak BPZ-400 Thermoforming - Form, Fill and Seal Line

Year: 2017

BPZ 400 is a complete packaging line with flexibility to meet various needs, which carries out successive packaging processes and provides products with a long shelf life. Having product compliance and a highly sensitive dosing system, it is an improved packaging system which realizes both small and large scale hygienic packaging. Being a machine operated by a single operator, it …

Reepack BT 1000DL, ST80, DT80 Thermoforming - Form, Fill and Seal Line

Year: 2017

Automatic Packaging and ShrinkIng Line Reepack This line is a fully automatic packaging and shrinking line. For a quick overview have a look at the video below. This line consist of the following equipment: Reepack BT 1000 DL Vacuum Chamber belt machine; Reepack ST 80 Shrink Tunnel; Reepack DT 80 Drying Tunnel: 1. REEPACK BT 1000 DL VACUUM CHAMBER BELT …

Hulian HVC-610/S Thermoforming - Form, Fill and Seal Line

Year: 2016

The Hulian HVC-610S/2B two-chamber vacuum packaging machine is a versatile device for every production plant, packed products can be protected against oxidation, mold, insects or moisture, so they can stay fresh for a longer time. The machine can vacuum pack several products at the same time, which is efficient for medium- or small-scale continuous production. Technical data: Welding width: 400 …

EFABIND L700 Thermosealing line

Year: 2015

Moulding length 800 mm
Total power requirement 13 kW
Moulding width 330 mm

Ulma TFS200 Thermoforming - Form, Fill and Seal Line

Year: 2015

Moulding length 177 mm
Total power requirement 15 kW
Moulding width 132 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.