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ACG North America Bringing Oral Solid Dosage Manufacturing, Packaging and Inspection Technologies to INTERPHEX


NEW YORK, NY; April 15, 2015 – International Pharmaceutical Expo (INTERPHEX), sponsored by Parenteral Drug Association (PDA), the premier industry event dedicated to showcasing pharmaceutical and biopharmaceutical innovation, technology and knowledge, today announced ACG North America - a subsidiary of ACG Worldwide - will feature their line of end-to-end oral solid dosage manufacturing, packaging and inspection technologies, at INTERPHEX 2015, April 21-23 at the Javits Center in New York.

“ACG is exhibiting a broad range of technologies to INTERPHEX that will change the way pharmaceutical companies perceive machines,” said Anil Andrade, Business Head ACG North America. “We are delighted to share our innovative, user-friendly, class-leading technologies that address the industry’s key concerns such as smoother operations, quicker changeover, compliance, safety and more. This is a great way for us to demonstrate our innovative technologies to both existing and potential decision makers attending the Show.”

Protab - Single Rotary Tablet Press
Protab is a single-rotary tablet compression press best suited for pilot, small- and medium-scale batch sizes. It ensures high uptime with quick changeover and yield optimization mechanisms, greater savings with integrated systems and a long life. The Protab offers single tablet sorting capabilities for consistently high-quality production and best-in-class ergonomics built with a user-centric design philosophy. This new-generation tablet press has output ranging from 80,000 to 200,000 tablets per hour, the machine is ideal for pilot-scale exhibit batches and small-scale production. Changeover in best-in-class time of 30 minutes ensures high uptime. It complies with 21 CFR part 11 regulatory requirements.

B45 - Continuous-Motion Blister Packing Machine
The B45 is a continuous-motion blister packing machine that is contemporary, versatile and efficient. Capacity is up to 45 cycles per minute with edge-to-edge punching ensuring zero foil wastage. With servo-controlled precise indexing, counter sealing and embossing station, the B45 is offers a cGMP-compliant balcony design for ease of access and cleaning.

martCoater™  250 - Advanced Tablet Coater
The SmartCoater™ 250 is a new tablet pan coater that's capable of both film and sugar coating processes. It is a fully perforated drum which offers a high level of efficiency, handling and process security along with cost savings. Based on the internationally successful technology, this coater not only offers challenging technological solutions, but is also an innovative design. It is a true auto-coater in all respects; load the product, close the machine and open it only when the process is over. It is a fully automatic process, untouched by hand and absolutely no operator intervention required. This machine is suitable for sugar coating as well. There are seven sizes to choose from i.e. 40 kg to 600 kg.

Ensura – Integrated Serialization and Weight Inspection Equipment
Ensura is an inspection machine that combines the best of vision inspection, serialization and checkweighing. Built for increased accuracy and greater reliability to deliver precise results from the first to the last package weighed, the Ensura is a compact-sized machine helping save considerable shop floor space. Adjustable for different heights and widths of cartons, the Ensura is also customizable to accommodate printer of any make & size, and equipped with variable speed control.

Innovative Packaging Films & Foils
ACG offers wide range of pharmaceutical-grade & camera-inspected, calendered PVC films, PETG, Barex, PVdC coats, PVC/Aclar and many other complex laminates. These innovative packaging films, like specialty, high barrier, anti-counterfeiting and more, are applicable to the biopharmaceutical, medical-device, personal care and food packaging industries.

Empty Hard Capsules (Gelatin & HPMC)
ACG, the world’s second-largest capsule manufacturer, also produces empty hard gelatin and cellulose capsules in a wide range of colors, sizes and printing options, including 100% natural plant source capsules (Naturecaps®), four-color circular-printed anti-counterfeit capsules (Brandshield® 4C), clinical trial capsules (Clinicaps®) or fish gelatin capsules (Marinecaps®).

Learn more about ACG and see what they are bring to INTERPHEX here.

About ACG North America
ACG North America (ACG NA) is a subsidiary of ACG Worldwide, the second-largest capsules manufacturer in the world. Based in South Plainfield, NJ, ACG NA offers a complete range of processing, manufacturing and packaging solutions including fluid bed processors, capsules, packaging films, capsule filling machines, tablet presses & tooling, tablet coaters, blister packing and cartoning machines, and vision inspection and serialization solutions to the North American pharmaceutical industry.

INTERPHEX (International Pharmaceutical Expo), sponsored by Parenteral Drug Association (PDA) is the single source for complete biopharmaceutical development and manufacturing solutions to safely and cost effectively process all dosage forms for life-enhancing drugs. It brings over 12,000 global pharmaceutical and biotechnology professionals together with 600+ suppliers via 300,000sf of event space through a unique combination of exhibition, education, workshops, partnering opportunities, and networking events. INTERPHEX offers annual national and international industry events and educational opportunities around the world. For more information, visit and follow INTERPHEX on Facebook, LinkedIn, YouTube and Twitter (@INTERPHEX.) IPX Blog continues the learning beyond the show floor and INTERPHEX Connector is the new twice-weekly email industry insight and news briefing.

About PDA
The Parenteral Drug Association (PDA) is the leading global provider of science, technology and regulatory information and education for the pharmaceutical and biopharmaceutical community. Founded in 1946 as a nonprofit organization, PDA is committed to developing scientifically sound, practical technical information and resources to advance science and regulation through the expertise of its nearly 10,000 members worldwide.


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