A UK-based manufacturer of thermoformed blister packaging has invested in a Luigi Bandera multilayer PET rigid film extrusion line, supplied by UK Extrusion Ltd.

Mister Blister has been steadily increasing its markets for blister packaging products and developing its range of tamper-proof packs.

Managing director Gary Briscoe said: “I carried out in-depth research before selecting the Bandera line. People within the industry, whose opinions I value, all recommended the Italian manufacturer. I was further convinced by the fact that there are already 12 lines operating within UK manufacturing and an established support network.

“This is particularly important in a project of this magnitude. From my first meeting with Bandera I have been impressed by their flexibility and eagerness to ensure Mister Blister gets the line and outputs we require.

“We will be working on an average output in the region of 660kg per hour and expect to produce 2,000 tonnes of material per year. The majority of this material will be for our own production, but we will be selling small orders of several popular widths and microns of sheet from stock.”

The lines are said to offer maximum flexibility by processing all packaging raw materials and provide single screw extruders and/or HVTSE co-rotating twin screw extruders, with the option of mineral filler inclusion. Packaging manufacturers can select a single or multi-manifold flat extrusion die with internal deckling systems.

More information from Luigi Bandrea, Corso Sempione 120, 21052 Busto Arsizio (VA), Italy. Tel: 39 0331 398111. Email: lbandera@lbandera.com. Web: www.luigibandrea.com