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Thermoformed clamshell is creativity personified

Efficiency in production, creativity in engineering, and strong collaboration between partners makes the Wright Medical universal clamshell a packaging success story.

Used in approximately 350 SKUs as part of the overall packaging configuration, the package is made by Barger, a turnkey designer and manufacturer of medical device packaging systems. Barger collaborated with Wright Medical to develop and manufacture a unique small rigid thermoformed clamshell that provides high product protection and equally strong end-user satisfaction. Judges in the IoPP Ameristar Awards competition gave the package an award in the medical device category.

With a beauty in the simplicity of its design, the 2.5” long x 1.5” wide clamshell has a consistent footprint for easy validation, and it can be used in both sterile and non-sterile presentations. In fact, the forward-looking design was made suitable for EtO, Gamma, Gas Plasma, E-Beam, and other sterilization techniques. The distinctive thermoform has no sharp edges that come into contact with primary packaging material, ensuring no punctures or pin-holes to outer bags while in transit or during storage and handling.

States Scott Duehmig, director of sales – Custom and Medical Divisions Placon/Barger, “This is a great example of how collaborating with our customers can lead to exceeding expectations with a design that is simplistic, not only filling today’s requirements but with added flexibility for future products.”

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