Shall we talk about medical device packaging?

This blog page is a place where we chat about medical device packaging, manufacturing as well as a host of other eclectic topics. We will be adding new post soon that will speak to innovations in both medical and general packaging, feel free to join the conversation.

Dye Penetration testing

Sometimes it is the most simple test methods that give us the most value. Although Dye Penetration does have its limits, it can be a fast way to evaluate seal value on a busy day during processing. The feedback gained can give quality managers a quick glance at...

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The value of deburring

The Deuburring Process In manufacturing we usually think of a “burr” as an unwanted piece of material from machining operations, such as grinding, cutting, drilling, milling, or turning. But in my quality vernacular a “Burr” is any byproduct of an operation that is...

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Sterile Packaging PM’s

Sterile Packaging: Validation Powered By PM's To ensure sterile packaging, quality and performance of the machinery is vital. Medical device makers, as well as pharmaceutical companies require packaging machinery that has the mechanisms that can create a seal that...

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The ABC’s of Device Packaging

Those of us that work in medical device manufacturing and medical device packaging stumble across acronyms daily. If anyone from outside of our Industry would encounter our chatter it may indeed seem like a foreign language. Our esoteric alphabet flows freely IQ, OQ,...

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In search of bad news

My position as director of quality for Van der Stähl Scientific means I start each day as a chronic cynic. I am the Grim Reaper of sorts as the news I typically deliver is bad, which by the way, is good. In order for us to have forward progress, we need to develop a...

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The problems with creep

According to Wikipedia "In materials science, creep (sometimes called cold flow) is the tendency of a solid material to move slowly or deform permanently under the influence of mechanical stresses." With our medical device pouches/bags we try to understand the various...

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About Our Blog

Our blog topics are typically focused on medical device package and manufacturing quality control. We do however go outside these categories for an occasional rant to give our readers a peek into our point of view. If you have a topic that you would like us to touch on drop us a note in the contact us form, thank you for visiting our blog.

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Van Der Stahl Medical Device Packaging Team member Charlie Webb

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Meet our Sig Sigma master black belt, patented inventor and medical device packaging guru, contact Charlie for validation support.


Speak with a packaging expert


Skip the salesman and speak with a certified packaging engineer like our support team leader Charlie A. Webb CPP, CKF. Charlie is a certified packaging engineer, a patented innovator and a six sigma master black belt with more than 20 years of sterile packaging experience. Fill out the form below and request a quote or give us a call, we would love to chat...