Customized Lidding & Trays
Medical products are well protected with sturdy trays and sterilizable lidding.
Zone coating allows for the precise application of proprietary heat-seal adhesive coating within the seal area only for protective packaging of medical devices, implants, and pharmaceuticals. Based on the companyï¿½s SealScience coating technology, Zone coating maximizes lidding porosity and prevents adhesive from coming in contact with the product. The lids are easily and cleanly peelable in their end use with virtually no particulate. They provide visual assurance of seal integrity and can be dry-heat, EtO, radiation, or steam sterilized under controlled conditions dependent upon product selection. Tolas Health Care Packaging, Feasterville, PA; 215/322-7900; www.tolas.com.
Custom Lid Stock
A wide range of peelable and weld- seal lid stock complements a companyï¿½s web films. The lid stock ranges from child-resistant aluminum/paper lidding films to custom peelable films for virtually any blister application. These include soft- to hard-temper unsupported aluminum lidding films with in-house rotogravure printing capabilities in up to four colors. The company has the ability to offer a complete package of top and bottom webs matched for predictable barrier properties and performance. Tekni-Films, a Tekni-Plex company, Somerville, NJ; 908/722-4800; www.tekni-films.com.
Designers use state-of-the-art CAD modeling and CAM software with a CNC tool machining center to design, prototype, and sample cost-effective thermoformed packaging. With a thorough up-front review of customersï¿½ objectives, the company works with their point-of-purchase plan-o-grams to ensure efficient and effective product display. A variety of materials are used, including polyethylene, polystyrene, PVC, and PETG. The company follows CGMP-based standard operating procedures including in-line documented inspection. Howell Packaging, Elmira, NY; 607/734-6291; www.howellpkg.com.
Trays and Surgical Kits
A company offers trays and surgical kits using a range of FDA-approved materials, including PETG, PP, polycarbonate, HIPS, PVC, and polysulfone. High-heat polycarbonate packages can be used for environmentally safe dry-heat or autoclave sterilization. The company can meet special requirements, such as proof of seal and heat stability. Packaging is formed in a certified Class 10,000 cleanroom environment using approved materials, techniques, and a total quality management program. Merrillï¿½s Packaging, Burlingame, CA; 650/259-5959; www.merrills.com.
A company specializes in all three phases of the light-gauge thermoforming process. It starts with the design departmentï¿½s 3-D solid modeling software and rapid CAD/CAM prototyping services. Once a design has been established, the designers work with the companyï¿½s tooling department using advanced CNC equipment. The company specializes in difficult applications, such as vial-carrying trays for temperature-controlled environments, dental index trays, laboratory specimen collection kits, and biohazardous waste receptacles. Plastic Concept Inc., Huntington Beach, CA; 714/895-4722; www.pcipackaging.com.