Orthopedic Implant Packaging: Custom Packaging Solutions, Design Expertise
When an orthopedic implant is brought into the operating room, there can be no question about the integrity of the packaging. At UFP Technologies we specialize in providing customized orthopedic implant packaging that meets the specifications and standards of the medical industry. We develop solutions made from advanced medical grade materials that are compatible with autoclave, gamma, and EtO sterilization methods. We have the ability to design packaging that offers sterile barrier protection and allows aseptic presentation in the operating room.
In the orthopedic implant market, there is a demand for packaging solutions that eliminate the risk of oxidation, provide puncture and abrasion resistance, and offer shock and vibration protection throughout the distribution chain. With decades of experience, access to array of advanced medical grade materials, packaging design expertise and cleanroom fabrication capabilities, we have the ability to provide customized packaging solutions that meet the needs of our customers. Our orthopedic packaging systems can also reduce tooling costs and inventory by giving you the flexibility to incorporate multiple medical products within a single package.
With our innovative designs and tightly controlled quality systems, UFP Technologies has earned the trust of implant manufacturers and their customers.
UFP Technologies has designed and produced a range of packaging solutions for the orthopedic industry including:
UFP Technologies has access to a range of advanced medical grade materials. These materials are compatible with multiple sterilization methods and offer excellent puncture and abrasion resistance. The following materials are commonly used for creating our orthopedic implant packaging solutions:
Medical foams – We have access to an array of medical grade closed-cell and open-cell foams. Our medical grade foams have been tested, passed and certified to comply with the ISO 10993 protocol. Many of these foams are compatible with autoclave, EtO and gamma sterilization methods. We utilize cross-linked polyethylene foams that are impregnated with nitrogen, providing a non-toxic, hypoallergenic, latex-free solution allowing the packaging to be used in operating rooms and cleanroom environments.
Thermoplastic polyurethane films (TPU) – TPU is a durable plastic film that provides puncture and abrasion resistance. TPU meets USP Class VI standards for use with medical applications and is compatible with EtO and Gamma sterilization. Our FlexShield® TPU solutions are used for medical packaging, component, and product applications. Its durability and sterility lend itself to providing excellent protection for devices and patients.
Rigid plastics – Polyethylene terephthalate glycol-modified (PETG), Polyethylene Terephthalate (PETE) and Acrylonitrile-Butadiene-Stryrene (ABS) are commonly used thermoplastics utilized for orthopedic implant packaging due to their durability and ability to withstand sterilization.
UFP Technologies has five manufacturing facilities throughout the country that are ISO 13485:2003 certified, housing multiple ISO Class 8 (Class 100,000) and ISO Class 7 (Class 10,000) cleanroom facilities. Acting as an extension of your R&D and engineering teams, UFP Technologies designs and develops custom orthopedic implant packaging solutions utilizing the following capabilities and fabrication methods: