4 Mistakes to Avoid When Automating Your Packaging Systems

Posted by Rob Helmke | Friday, July 14, 2017 | 6 Comments

Across industries, manufacturers are ramping up production operations to meet growing customer demand. As product output increases, packaging processes must also be streamlined for optimal efficiency. To keep up with these demands while remaining cost efficient, manufacturers are increasingly turning to automated systems integration.

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Rigid Plastics for Medical Device Packaging: PET vs. APET vs. PETG vs. HIPS

Posted by Rob Helmke | Friday, July 14, 2017 | 2 Comments

In industries such as medical device packaging, where even the slightest oversight can be problematic for end users, it’s critical that products are designed with the highest possible structural integrity. From small blister packages and plastic lids to medical trays and clamshells, these protective materials must be sterile, FDA-approved, and impact-resistant to ensure end user safety.

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HealthPack 2017 Recap: Three Trends to Watch for in Healthcare Packaging

Posted by Rob Helmke | Friday, July 14, 2017 | 0 Comments

Earlier this month in Denver, Plastic Ingenuity got the chance to attend HealthPack 2017 — one of the country’s leading conferences for medical device packaging professionals, from directors and managers to packaging engineers and R&D team members.

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Why Food Companies Are Turning to HPP Packaging

Posted by Rob Helmke | Friday, July 14, 2017 | 0 Comments

High pressure processing (HPP) — also known as high hydrostatic pressure (HHP) or ultra-high pressure (UHP) processing — is quickly rising in popularity within the food packaging industry.

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Barrier Films for Food Packaging Solutions

Posted by Rob Helmke | Friday, July 14, 2017 | 0 Comments

Barrier films are an integral part of food packaging solutions, especially in thin plastic-based products. Because the overall success of food packaging depends on the efficacy of barrier films, it’s critical to select the right type of film for your specific application. In order to do so, several variables should be kept in mind.

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Healthpack 2017 Recap: Three Trends to Watch for in Healthcare Packaging

Posted by Rob Helmke | Friday, July 14, 2017 | 0 Comments

Earlier this month in Denver, Plastic Ingenuity got the chance to attend HealthPack 2017 — one of the country’s leading conferences for medical device packaging professionals, from directors and managers to packaging engineers and R&D team members.

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How Medical Device Packaging Protects Life-Saving Devices

Posted by Rob Helmke | Tuesday, November 22, 2016 | 0 Comments

Although the pharmaceutical and medical device packaging industry is varied and complex, it’s dominated by three main types of packaging:

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PETG for Crystal Clear, Impact-Resistant Packaging

Posted by Rob Helmke | Tuesday, August 30, 2016 | 1 Comment

Polyethylene terephthalate (PET) and polyethylene terephthalate glycol (PETG) are two similar acronyms representing two very distinct materials. Both of these substances comprise plastics commonly used in the pharmaceutical packaging industry, but their differences in chemical compositions — that is, the addition of glycol — gives PETG more favorable characteristics for highly sensitive packaging applications.

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Do You Use Long Catheter Trays?

Posted by Rob Helmke | Tuesday, December 1, 2015 | 0 Comments

Plastic Ingenuity redesigned the packaging for the implantable device in a percutaneous catheter delivery system. This thermoformed long catheter tray is larger than the standard catheter tray, with an advanced design that features roll-fed production, an additional perforated hinge, a snap feature, as well as eliminating the need for multiple die cuts.

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Extending Shelf Life with HPP Packaging

Posted by Rob Helmke | Wednesday, October 14, 2015 | 1 Comment

What Exactly is HPP?

HPP is a specialized cold pasteurization technique wherein sealed food products are exposed to an immensely high hydrostatic pressure (pressure transmitted through water) that kills all traces of bacteria, mold, yeast, or any other common food contaminants. The process can take just a few seconds or last a few minutes, depending on the type of food product.

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