UFP Technologies: FlexShield® Sterile Barrier Integrity

Product line is expanded to include sterile barrier integrity protection for virtually any medical device.

Product line is expanded to include sterile barrier integrity protection for virtually any medical device.
Product line is expanded to include sterile barrier integrity protection for virtually any medical device.

UFP Technologies, a producer of custom-engineered components, specialty packaging, and products, has expanded its FlexShield® product line to include sterile barrier integrity protection for virtually any medical device.

FlexShield is made from flexible, medical-grade thermoplastic polyurethane (TPU) films that are USP Class VI certified, biocompatible, and FDA approved. It was introduced in 2013 and has since been designed into numerous packaging and component configurations for some of the world’s top orthopedic implant and medical device companies.

FlexShield’s durability and flexibility provides puncture- and abrasion-resistance, making it ideal for protecting a range of medical devices and implants such as fixation plates, hip stems, surgical screws, trocars, and surgical saw blades.

Available FlexShield products include:

  • Packaging pouches:         
  • —Designed with the surgeons and nurses in mind, FlexShield packaging pouches easily break apart to provide an effortless aseptic presentationof the medical instruments they protect

—Eight standard sizes available

  • Tip protectors:

—Used to protect the ends of sharp or delicatemedical instruments

—Well suited for replacing PVC or silicone

—Three standard sizes available

  • Bags:

—An extra layerof protection to ensure sterile barrier integrity

—A single bag can accommodate various shapes and sizes

—Three standard sizes available

 

Additionally, FlexShield can be formed into unique shapes for your device. The material is approved for skin contact and has been used to protect patients from infection during surgery and to safeguard sensitive medical equipment.

Current applications include:

  • Sterile barrier integrity protection for medical equipment
  • Surgical aids for infection prevention
  • Robotics components
  • Negative pressure wound therapy (NPWT)device components
  • Within sterile barrier packaging systems
  • Orthopedic implant sleeves

 

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