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Flexible Medical Packaging | News & Trends

Articles focus on trends, processes and machinery related to flexible medical packaging for the healthcare packaging industry, which includes flexible plastic film, paper, and/or foil substrates used in producing bags, pouches, and sachets. Key topics include single-unit dose pouches, high clarity films, easy-open pouches and bags, absorption testing, and anti-corrosion films and bags.

MD&M West 2014: Sterilizable medical device packaging
February 26, 2014 | Video

MD&M West 2014: Sterilizable medical device packaging

Kwikbreathe™ header bags, center strip bags, linear and snap-tear bags, Chevron pouches, formable films and top webs, as well as a variety of medical pouches, including the Kwikbreathe™ pouch that’s breathable and maintains peel and barrier advantages at reduced cost.
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July 1, 2011 | Video

Easy-opening packages

Nurses emphasize the importance of packaging that's easy to open for surgical procedures.
January 4, 2010 | Product Brief

IQF packaging film

November 20, 2009 | Product Brief

Special Report: Japan Pack 2009

A total of 299 companies from 18 countries exhibited at The Japan International Packaging Machinery Show, Japan Pack 2009, held in Tokyo, on October 20th to October 23rd.
April 24, 2009 | Product Brief

Automatic bar seal poucher

April 10, 2009 | News

Bauer's pharmaceutical handbook lends 'Hall of Fame' packaging perspective

Professionals and students will benefit from an informative research tool now available for the healthcare packaging community.
August 9, 2008 | News

Flexible pouches help medical products maker

It's understandable that medical products company Z-Medica Corp. proudly salutes the 4.5-mil film structure for its line of QuikClot blood-clotting products. After all, the pouch has accommodated several generations of product iterations, and is now targeted for both military operations and consumers such as sports and adventure enthusiasts who may venture far from medical attention. From Versapack , the pouches are shipped premade to Z-Medica three-side-sealed. The pouch is an adhesive lamination of polyester/foil/nylon/polypropylene. The polyester is reverse-printed in four to six colors, depending on the variety.
January 9, 2008 | News

Medical device blogger addresses technical questions

Validating heat sealers, dye penetration and burst tests, the consequences of designing packaging late in the product design process, and sterilization issues are among the topics that Jacob Kearns has answered in the past year on his "Medical Device Blog." Kearns is an engineer for a medical device company. Differing points of view may be shared on this blog.
October 16, 2007 | News

Operating room personnel input critical to new peelable chevron header pouch

A nurse/doctor forum convened by Rollprint earlier in the year served as the catalyst for the company's new Duet functional peelable chevron header pouch. Designed to ease pouch access and improve aseptic presentation, the new-generation pouch was developed after operating room physicians and nurses from the Austin, TX, area participated in a packaging focus group. The intent was to glean insight into the pros and cons of existing sterile medical packaging and to better understand what innovative design improvements would help healthcare workers better perform their jobs.
March 1, 2007 | News

Single-dose HIV pack earns FPA recognition

The Flexible Packaging Association awarded a Special Citation for Social Responsibility for a multilayer foil-laminated pouch that allows HIV-positive mothers in Kenya, Africa to give their newborn babies a dose of Nevirapine oral suspension within 24 hours of birth, when the fast-acting drug is most effective in reducing mother-to-child transmission of HIV-1. The award was announced February 28 during the FPA's 2007 Achievement Awards at the association's annual meeting in Aventura, FL.

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