Preformed or Customized Bags & Pouches

Various materials make bags and pouches resistant to tears and punctures and able to withstand sterilization.


Preopened Bags
More than 100 sizes of specially engineered polyethylene preopened bags and pouches are available for delivery. Bags can be custom produced with a variety of features to fit a customer's particular needs. Features include air holes, vertical perforations, high-integrity side seals, headers, hanger holes, and printing. Engineering support is available to assist in development of application-specific packaging solutions. Automated Packaging Systems Inc., Streetsboro, OH; 888/ 288-6224;

Techni-Peel Pouches
A company provides Tyvek peel pouches that ensure aseptic presentation and sterilization. Visual transfer confirms pouch integrity. Clean peelability ensures no fiber particulates, and puncture- and abrasion-resistant films and laminates are used. The pouches are available in chevron, corner peel, or header styles. All film and foil combinations are available. Custom pouches are available in small or large runs, printed or plain. Technipaq 
, Crystal Lake, IL; 815/477-1800;

Poly Pouch
A pouch is composed of low-density polyethylene film with a presealed Tyvek header. The bottom of the pouch is supplied unsealed for easy filling and heat sealing. After sterilization, the strip can be peeled off to access the bag's contents. The pouch is able to withstand gamma and EtO sterilization. The company offers self-seal and peelable pouches in many other stock sizes. Pouches can be produced in custom sizes. Custom printing is also available. Qosina, Edgewood, NY; 631/

Colibri 1001
An automatic tube filler is equipped to handle a wide variety of different products in metal, plastic, or laminated tubes. The machine can achieve speeds of up to 90 tubes per minute. The rugged construction guarantees maximum durability and strength, according to the company. Designed to keep manual operations and size changeover times to a minimum, the versatile filler is user-friendly and provides easy accessibility to all operations. The machine can be integrated in line with the company's cartoners. Marchesini Packaging, West Caldwell, NJ; 973/575-7445;

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