MEDICAL PACKAGING DATA SERIES
When packaging medical devices, it is important to understand the different methodologies and how they interact with your flexible film. Take a moment to read the below overview in order to gain a better grounding for packaging your medical device.
The term heat sealing is used to describe a variety of bag sealing methodologies however when referring to a heat sealer it’s important to understand the different types of heat sealing. It’s valuable to understand the difference between the two most common bag sealing methods. Let’s quickly explore these two methods so you can make a more informed decision when selecting which packaging machine is best for your application.
As the name implies constant heating applies a predetermined temperature to the pouch or bag but it does not cool the sealed area when the packaging machine Jaws are closed.
Impulse heat sealing conversely applies predetermined heating and cooling temperature when the jars are closed in order to control two critical parameters.
Heat sealing your medical device pouch with the impulse method is favored for medical device packaging applications as once again you control critical parameters allowing for a measurable design of experiment when developing your medical device pouch sealing validation. There are other ways to bond thermal plastic such as ultrasonic sealing however these typically are not employed for flexible films that are utilized for medical device packaging and the sterile barrier system. Therefore, it is important that you choose a heat-sealing process that is going to give you repeatable controls of your outcome.
Our in-house application engineers are a terrific resource for guiding you to the best sealing process based on your specific film and the expected throughput you wish to package each day. When discussing your medical device packaging process with one of our application engineers they can also fine-tune your selection by understanding what class of medical device you are packaging and how it will be delivered in the sterile field. We can also best guide you if we understand other issues such as which sterilant will be used on the device and pouch and what are your expected seal strength values.
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Testing integration, the future of medical device packagingMedical device packaging engineers agree the pathway to compliant device packaging is through regular testing and inspection. With our patented MS-451-PV medical device pouch sealing machine, seal performance is verified with the onboard testing and inspection system.
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