Defining packaging machine is made easier by knowing the different parts of the manufacturing process. Simply put, it may be a type of machinery that is purposely used for sealing, wrapping, filling, cleaning, packaging and forming goods at varied automation levels. In some industries, the list may include those used while sorting, accumulating and counting items.

Before proceeding to the basic types of machines, it is also best to have a view of the different package types where packaging machinery is often used. Examples range from aerosol containers, blister packs, bags and pouches, pallets and intermediate bulk containers and cartridges to cans, cases, cups and trays, drums, tubes, vials and capsules. As for its applications, there are a number of industries making use of these industrial products. Popular ones are automotive, cosmetic and perfumery, electronics, chemical and petrochemical and food industries. They also cater to military, music, video, software, household products, garment, stationary, tobacco and pharmaceutical industries.

Blister packs are a specific type of product packaging that consists of pre-formed, molded plastic, heat sealed over a printed paperboard card. This packaging is most commonly used to hold pharmaceutical products, but it may also be used to package other small consumer goods. The paperboard card backing may contain a layer of paper, foil or plastic as well. The pre-formed, molded compartment is clear, allowing the consumer to easily view its contents.

The single most common use for blister packs is packaging drug capsules or tablets in single dose units. They are used to package both pharmacy dispensed and over-the-counter medications. Typically, the capsule or tablet contained within the blister pack is pushed through the back of the attached card and therefore, in many parts of the world, this type of packaging is referred to as push through packs (PTPs). The individual compartments are often separated by a perforation so that they can be torn away from the HF Tarpaulin Welding Machine card individually.