Medical device

 Dave Brown

Advice on medical packaging

"Packagers of medical devices must embrace validation--it’s the key to packaging," said Dave Brown during his March 18 Keynote Address that opened HealthPack 2004 in West Palm Beach, FL.
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Gerry Gunderson

HealthPack shines in Florida

Medical device manufacturers continually strive for zero recalls caused by packaging problems. An on-site report on this and other issues from HealthPack 2004.
A "double-wrapping" system overwraps each surgical kit case in 1.5-mil pe film. First, the case is wrapped as it moves end-first
Machine Case Study

Double wrapping improves Cardinal's health

Healthcare provider Cardinal Health upgrades its surgical kit operations with new shrink-wrapping equipment.
Materials Product Brief

Klockner Pentaplast: Klockner Pentaplast: Thin film

Klöckner Pentaplast offers a line of Barex® acrylonitrile copolymer thin film offering oxygen barrier, chemical resistance, flavor and fragrance retention, and excellent sealability.

Amcor receives ISO 13485 certification

As of Dec. 2003, all four US manufacturing sites of Amcor Flexibles Healthcare are registered to ISO 13485, the quality system specific to medical devices.
Materials Product Brief

Flexicon Corporation: Flexicon Corporation: Flexicon Corporation: Rollstock for difficult applications

Flexicon offers its 2100 rollstock designed for challenging applications and those that require excellent barrier properties. The high-performance structure—polyester/ foil/polyester/polyethylene sealant—provides good moisture, light, and oxygen barriers in demanding product situations.

Web Plus: Reverse auctions: Love 'em or hate 'em

Reverse-auction buying of packaging seems to have a toe-hold among manufacturers. It may even be on the verge of becoming a trend, according to a Web-based survey conducted on earlier this summer.

HP Digital Package Printing Conference and Exhibition

The HP Digital Package Printing Conference and Exhibition is a two-day symposium and exhibit sponsored by Hewlett-Packard Specialty Printing Systems.
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Feature Article

Thirst for convenience' helps drive flexibles

FPA projects 2003 shipments to grow at a 4.2% rate to $20.8 billion, despite a ‘turbulent, outlandish, and unpredictable’ 2002.
P&G's Actonel 35mg, Senior Elite Dosepak

IoPP selects AmeriStar winners

Packaging for a pharmaceutical product from Procter & Gamble Pharmaceuticals and a medical device from Exactech Inc. earned top awards in the Institute of Packaging Professionals’ 2003 AmeriStar competition.


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