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.

AUTOVAK M320 / M420 / m520 / m550 / m620 Thermoforming - Form, Fill and Seal Line


- Areas of application: Medical products, food, industrial accessories - Main material: Stainless steel - Machine length: 6.4m-12m (customer-specific) - Machine weight: approx. 800 kg - 1600 kg - Optional: vacuum, nitrogen, plug assistant, automatic filling, online printing, online control, etc. Autovak is an international company with research, development and production facilities in Suzhou, China, and sales and service offices …

DIXIE VA2000 Thermoforming - Form, Fill and Seal Line


Moulding length 150 mm
Moulding width 120 mm

DIXIE VA 2000 Thermoforming - Form, Fill and Seal Line


Moulding length 150 mm
Forming depth 130 mm
Moulding width 120 mm

ETT TFS40C tray former


Moulding length 150 mm
Forming depth 35 mm
Moulding width 100 mm

Webomatic APS ML 7000 Thermoforming - Form, Fill and Seal Line

Year: ~ 2000

Moulding length 800 mm
Forming depth 190 mm
Moulding width 622 mm

Ulma TFS-700 Thermoforming - Form, Fill and Seal Line

Year: 2009

ULMA TFS700 thermoformer, very good condition. 2009 The machine is located in Spain.

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

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 …

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

ADOLF JLLIG 100UA Thermoforming - Form, Fill and Seal Line

Year: 1973

Moulding length 600 mm
Total power requirement 38 kW
Moulding width 1000 mm

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 …

Tiromat 3000/430 Thermoforming - Form, Fill and Seal Line

Year: 1991

Moulding length 380 mm
Moulding width 215 mm

Al.Ma. TF 380 Thermoforming - Form, Fill and Seal Line


Thermoforming machine brand AL.Ma. model TF 380-300 in good general condition Visible in Italy

HEMINGSTONE JP-40SE-SV Side sealing machine

Year: 2002

Moulding length 900 mm
Moulding width 900 mm

Tiromat 3000/430 Thermoforming - Form, Fill and Seal Line


Kramer + Grebe thermoformer, type: 3000/430, 380 V, 3 Ph, 50 Hz, 20-25 A Tiromat container with parts for thermoformer among other

Giro CA-9S Net packer

Year: 2011

Net packer Manufacturer: Giro Model: CA-9S Year of manufacture: 2011 Incl. Girprint E-200 label printer

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.