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Take our Medical Packaging Innovation Tour in Anaheim
Image courtesy of ATEQ

Take our Medical Packaging Innovation Tour in Anaheim

With WestPack and Medical Design & Manufacturing West 2018 shows taking place together in Anaheim February 6-8, medical device packaging professionals will have much to see and learn. 

To help attendees find the newest ideas in medical packaging, we have organized a show-floor tour of some of the latest innovations. Our tour will take place Thursday, February 8 at 11:00am - 12:00pm. Please meet PMP News Editor Daphne Allen at Booth #313 where you'll be given a headset and tour map. Be advised that you should arrive at least 5 minutes before the tour starts.

You will see innovations from the following companies:

  • ATEQ #1889
  • Atlas Vac Machine #1872
  • Berry Global #2359
  • Formost Fuji #4947
  • Rollprint Packaging Products #5425 

Click through below for previews of each technology. We hope to see you February 8!

Leak testing from ATEQ

ATEQ will demonstrate the Hydra, a four-channel pressure decay leak tester designed for R&D, semi-automated, and fully automated lines to automatically detect leaks. ATEQ's leak testing instruments are widely used on applications in all manufacturing industries such as medical, automotive, appliances, electronics, and packaging. 

At the show, ATEQ will be hosting a leak testing demo/game in which smartphones are connected to the company's custom testing fixture that itself is connected to the four-channel Hydra leak tester. (Please see above image.) Heidi Franklin, ATEQ’s Marketing Coordinator, explains that “the contestants have to guess which phone does not have a leak. The phone they select is then put in the center of the fixture to be tested. When pulling the test lever, the Hydra pumps compressed air through the connected tubes into four potential leak zones (headphone jack, charging port, speaker port, and microphone), measures the pressure in each compartment, then sees if there is a pressure drop, which signifies a leak. Those who guess the correct air-tight phone are entered in a contest to win a grand prize!”

Please join us to visit ATEQ at Booth #1889

NEXT: Heat sealers with standard and custom UDI audit trail or printing from Atlas Vac Machine

 
Heat sealers with standard and custom UDI audit trail or printing from Atlas Vac Machine
 

To support Unique Device Identification requirements, Atlas Vac can add to its heat-sealing systems (including to many existing units in the field) complete data logging of not only the dynamic sealing cycle data but also bar codes, operator IDs and passwords, sign-ins, recipe changes, alarms, date, time, and odometer reading. "Scanning in lot codes and UDI information becomes easy and accurate," the company reports on its Web site. All generated data is included in the audit trail database and can be transmitted to a label printer, all without a PC. All units are industrial PLC based.

Such data can help answer questions such as when a product with a specific UDI was packaged and under what exact parameters, by what operator; when the last cycle alarm was; whether any parameters have been violated; and more, Atlas Vac reports on its Web site. 

Please join us to visit Atlas Vac Machine at Booth #1872 

NEXT: Two new medical packaging options from Berry Global Inc.

New medical packaging options from Berry Global Inc.

Berry Global Inc. will be highlighting two new medical packaging solutions, DuraMed and DirectSeal.

DuraMed (see above) is Berry’s solution for form-fill-seal packages, header bags, and peel pouches offering breathability, barrier, clean peel, high resistance to tear and puncture, and tamper-evident uniformity of the packaging seal. DirectSeal is a film with sealant technology that eliminates the need for a matching coated substrate for applications including form-fill-seal, header bags, and peel pouches. DirectSeal provides a consistent seal across temperatures with uncoated paper and flash-spun HDPE, Berry reports in a press release. 

“We’re really excited to bring these new solutions to MD&M West. With the additions of DuraMed and DirectSeal, our innovative healthcare offering has been strengthened in protecting drugs, devices, patients, and medical professionals,” said Allan Houston, Berry’s director of product marketing, healthcare – Americas, in the press release. “These products underscore not only our commitment to our mission of, ‘Always advancing to protect what’s important,’ but also are in direct alignment with our commitment to being a Partner of Choice by delivering performance, quality, and cost-value propositions to our customers.”

Please join us to visit Berry Global at Booth #2359.

NEXT: The Alpha 8 Horizontal Wrapper from Formost Fuji
 
The Alpha 8 Horizontal Wrapper from Formost Fuji
 
Formost Fuji will be showcasing the new Alpha 8 Horizontal Wrapper. The Alpha 8 wrapper features improvements to the operation panel for safety, security, and ease of use, the company reports. The system has been designed with a stronger, simpler, and more accessible end seal system, intended to be quieter and more reliable with higher sealing pressure.

The Alpha 8 uses the Fuji Vision System (FVS), which has been improved with an “auto-teaching” feature for auto detection of film registration allowing for easier setup and product change. 

Please join us to visit Formost Fuji at Booth #4947.

NEXT: Propapeel STM steam-sterilizable flexible packaging from Rollprint Packaging Products

Propapeel STM steam-sterilizable flexible packaging from Rollprint Packaging Products

Rollprint will be introducing a new kind of flexible packaging capable of withstanding sterilization by steam. “Propapeel STM was engineered for those in the medical device and life sciences industries who would like to benefit from the ease, safety, and economics of steam sterilization,” says Dwane Hahn, vice president of sales and marketing for Rollprint. “PropaPeel STM doesn't stick to your product and peels easily from Tyvek for steam sterilizable pouches free of fiber-tear. Your product stays safe, clean, and sterile with PropaPeel STM.”

Please join us to visit Rollprint at Booth #5425 for details about the steam sterilizable material as well as other flexible packaging.

Our Medical Packaging Innovation Tour takes place Thursday, February 8 at 11:00am - 12:00pm. Meet PMP News Editor Daphne Allen at Booth #313 where you'll be given a headset and tour map. Be advised that you should arrive at least 5 minutes before the tour starts. Click here to register for the show.

The tour is free for registered attendees.

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