US-based CleanCut Technologies has introduced new ‘vault’ solution as an alternative to pouch-style packaging to protect medical devices.
The new system complements the company’s portfolio of packaging products, leveraging on the flexibility and versatility of CleanCut’s HDPE pouch cards on a universal thermoformed tray.
CleanCut’s pouch cards feature several retention elements and have been designed to offer flexibility, meeting the varying requirements of medical device manufacturers.
When inserted into the universal tray, the customised pouch card enables the user to make necessary changes easily, reducing associated cost and long lead-time for revising and manufacturing a mould for a tray change.
“CleanCut’s pouch cards feature several retention elements and have been designed to offer flexibility, meeting the varying requirements of medical device manufacturers.”
The new solution is expected to help medical device manufacturers reduce validation times associated with product changes, line extensions and enable the release of similar devices belonging to the same family.
After validation of the vault, additional devices can be introduced using the same tray. This eliminates the need for full validations based on density, design and proper justification by making necessary minor modifications to the card.
CleanCut produces the pouch cards using recyclable packaging materials at its ISO certified Class 8 cleanroom.
Later on, they are taken to the Class 7 cleanroom for cleaning, assembly inspection, double poly bagging and labelling.
The HDPE pouch cards are said to meet the Packaging and Packaging Waste Directive (94/62/EC and2004/12/EC) for limiting weight and volume.