Improved Access to Dental Burrs
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Not only was the original packaging difficult to open, but it was also a challenge to remove the burrs one at a time. "The earlier package had a snap fit, and each burr had to snap down into an injection-molded tray," explains Peter Zelnick, CEO, Zed Industries. "It was difficult to get them out because they are about the size of a needle, and they're not even an inch long. The operator had to reach in, and there would be five of them less than 1/8-in. apart."
With the help of Zed Industries, Abrasive Technology came up with a new packaging design consisting of a tray with an easy-to-open peelable lid. Each burr is packaged in its own blister so dental workers can peel the lid back from the burrs one at a time and drop a burr into their hand. Eventually, says Hoffman, the company's goal is to add a perforation between each blister, allowing the label backing to be peeled back from each burr individually.