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Vacuum Technology for Processes in the Primary Packaging Sector

Primary packaging is the first packaging which directly covers the product. For example, chocolate candy is put in trays,  liquid medicines is filled in vials and memory chips are packaged in blister packs, at this stage.

In this step, vacuum suction cups from Schmalz place goods in their primary packaging. Suction cups are also used to open the packaging, hold it in place or shape it.

Requirements for Vacuum Technology

Suction cup materials suitable for use with food and beverages
The food and beverage and pharmaceutical industries have the highest standards for suction cup materials. Schmalz offers suction cups made of FDA-compliant materials. These materials can be cleaned with the standard cleaning agents typically used the food and beverage and pharmaceutical industries.


Schmalz (Shanghai) Co., Ltd.
No. 1 Chunquan Road
Pudong, Shanghai, China
ZIP: 201210

T: +86 21 510999 33
F: +86 21 503988 82
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Products for the primary packaging sector

Bellows Suction Cups SPB4 (4.5 Folds)

  • Diameter: 20 to 50 mm
  • Material: SI (suitable for applications in the food industry)

Bellows Suction Cups SPB4f (4.5 Folds)

  • Diameter: 30 to 50 mm
  • Material: SI
  • Modular connection nipple or push-in function

Bellows Suction Cups SPB2f (2.5 Folds)

  • Diameter: 15 to 50 mm
  • Material: SI (use in the food and beverage industry)

Bellows Suction Cups SPOB1 (Oval, 1.5 Folds)

  • Dimensions: 60 x 20, 100 x 40 mm
  • Material: ED
  • Connection element modular

Chocolate Suction Cups SPG

  • Diameter: 33 mm
  • Material: SI, SI-HD (suitable for applications in the food industry)

Flow Grippers

  • Gentle handling of extremely thin plastic films and porous materials
  • Handling of thin glass, blank and assembled printed circuit boards and dry food products
  • Integrated vacuum generation