Do you have a medical device, diagnostic, or pharmaceutical application in need of custom packaging? Answer these simple questions to guide the development of your custom packaging solution. Quickly receive consultation from one of our packaging specialists and a quotation.
New or Existing Specification?What is Application:
Delicate or robust?:Flexible or rigid?:
Flat profile or tall profile?:
Small or large?:
Round edges or square edges?:
What Sterilization Used?
EtO: Suggested Materials/Pouch – Package must remain breathable by using DuPont Medical Grade Tyvek or a Paper alternative where applicable. EtO sterilization packaging styles include Header Bag, Chevron Pouch, Corner Peel. Ethylene Oxide is known as the most universal sterilant for sterilization of almost all medical devices including plastic and heat sensitive materials.
Dry Heat: Suggested Materials/Pouch – Temperature and time sensitive suggesting Polypropylene only. For materials that may be damaged by moist heat or that are impenetrable to moist heat (powers, petroleum products, sharp instruments) advantages of dry heat include nontoxic, no harm to environment, easy to install dry heat cabinet, low operating costs, penetrates materials, non-corrosive for metal and sharp instruments. Disadvantages include slow rate of heat penetration.
Radiation: Suggested Materials/Pouch – All but Polypropylene can be functional. Pouch styles include Foil Pouch, Film to Film, Paper to DuPont Tyvek. Gamma or X-rays react with DNA resulting in a damaged cell.
Steam/Autoclave: Suggested Materials/Pouch – For 121 Degrees C, Paper and some types of Polypropylene blends with DuPont Tyvek. For 135 Degrees C, Paper with Polyester or Polypropylene. If application is heat resistant, this process can provide the largest margin of safety due to its reliability, consistency, and lethality.
Retort: In retort packaging, food is filled into a pouch, sealed, and then heated to extremely high temperatures, rendering the product commercially sterile.
Hydrogen Peroxide Sterilization: Uses hydrogen peroxide vapor and low-temperature gas plasma to sterilize most devices quickly with no toxic residues.
What Barrier to Retain/Resist?:
Chemical, Aqueous, and Oil Resistance: Defined percentages of Alcohol, Fragrance, Acids, and Oils impacts material selection and costs. Cost-effective solutions start with higher chemical resistant adhesives. Adding Chemical resistant layers of polyester, Barex, and alternatives also impacts costs.
Light and UV
Moisture and Oxygen: Suggested Materials – Cost effective solutions begin with .00035mil Foils increasing to .0005, .0007, .001mil. Metalized Polyester impacts cost. Clear high barrier laminates Saran, AlOx, and Silica films have even greater impacts on cost.
Puncture: Suggested Materials – Polyester/PE structures and heavier gauges should be first considered. Nylon carrier webs with greater elongation, flex, tear impact costs.
Type of Pouch?
Suggested Materials (i.e. Tyvek, Paper, Films, Foils)
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Suggested Material #4:
Printing (i.e. Number of Colors, Process, Spot, Surface, Trap….)
Width (in) x Height (in):
Special Packaging Requirements:
Validation/Qualification and Timing?
Quantities to Quote: