The introduction of the line brings the total number of glue lines at the site to three and will effectively double the company's gluing capacity.
It marks the latest phase in Chester Medical's ongoing schedule of expansion and improvement initiatives which have already seen the doubling of production floor space, the upgrading of its MRP system and, most recently, the installation of the UK's first digital braille printer for cartons.
The new glue line offers a number of productivity and quality enhancements, including glue presence detection. As with the existing lines, pharma code readers are also included for effective in-line inspection.
The investment programme underlines Chester Medical's position as the leading supplier of packaging solutions for the UK's pharmaceutical and healthcare industries. In addition to its carton and leaflet facility, the company's GMP Contract Packing division offers a variety of outsourcing services.
"The pharmaceutical and healthcare industries have very high standards and it is important that we remain fully up-to-date with the latest developments in the market and ensure that we are always able to meet changing requirements," says Chester Medical's managing director David Patterson.
"The installation of the new glue line is further evidence of our commitment to offering the best and most up-to-date facilities in order to provide the quality, responsiveness and flexibility expected by our customers."