Roll Stock Lidding
Superior adhesive performance is the hallmark of our roll stock solutions for lidding and thermoform-fill-and-seal applications.
With exceptional coatings like Xhale® hot-melt or SealScience® water-based adhesives, our roll stock provides high value superior seals and performance when it counts. We are also the only industry leader to provide Osurance® zone coated roll stock lidding to deliver even more performance benefits.
Roll stock converting capabilities include:
- Master to small roll form
- Printed or unprinted
- Coated or uncoated
- Flexographic, offset or rotogravure printed
- Water or solvent based inks
- Sterilization indicator inks
Xhale® and SealScience® adhesives perform in a broad range of equipment and material configurations.
Our printing says it all
Sometimes overlooked in the packaging equation is the value of advanced print capabilities. We produce sharp, full-spectrum color printing that clearly communicates your brand, specifications and directions.
When choosing a top web material for a form fill seal device package application, consider:
- Bottom web specifications
- Required material performance characteristics
- Package size and application
- Sterilization method
- Marketing requirements
- Distribution cycle
- Shelf life
- Device attributes
- User needs research
When designing a thermoform-fill-seal tool for medical packaging, work with your material and equipment supplier to ensure you are designing a tool that will give you the greatest chance for success. Consider:
- Increasing corner radius to maximize the thickness of the film in the corner, post forming.
- Optimizing the number of cavities per index that are designed into the tool to increase throughput or packages per cycle.
- How much text needs to be printed on the lid and ensure the package size will accommodate all text, graphics and bar codes.
- How the device fits in the cavity:
- The package needs be large enough to accommodate both manual and automated loading of the device into the cavity
- If there is not a good fit for the device to the cavity, it can migrate to the seal area as the machine indexes and the product travels from the loading area to the seal station of the TFFS machine. This will result in a seal breach and can be difficult to see during inspection.
- Ensuring the seal width is sufficient to maintain integrity during sterilization and distribution.
- Size and location of peel flap:
- Corner peel vs. end peel
- Embossing in bottom web to facilitate opening (easy to separate top and bottom web when peeling)
- Too short a flap makes it difficult to open…too long is a waste of material
Our roll stock is ideal for medical device and pharmaceutical packaging applications including:
- Surgical trays
- Wound care components
- Suction tubing
- IV tubing
- Sterile kits
- Labware components
- Autoclave (Steam)
- EtO sterilization
- Electron Beam (e-beam)
Review these resources for additional sterile-barrier packaging considerations:
- ANSI/AAMI/ISO 11607-1:2006 Packaging for terminally sterilized medical devices—Part 1: Requirements for materials, sterile barrier systems, and packaging systems
- ANSI/AAMI/ISO 11607-2:2006 Packaging for terminally sterilized medical devices—Part 2: Validation requirements for forming, sealing, and assembly processes
- ASTM F2097-05 Standard Guide for Design and Evaluation of Primary Packaging for Medical Products–Available for purchase here
- FPA SPMC 011-03, Guide for Design and Evaluation of Primary Packaging for Medical Products, available by contacting us here.