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Oliver-Tolas Receives A Gold Flexible Packaging Achievement Award

Published on March 5, 2016

Oliver-Tolas’ technical services team developed another award winning package to meet the challenges medical device manufacturers face when developing a sterile barrier package. The award winning Autoclavable Dispos-a-vent® Barrier Pouch provides medical device manufacturers an innovative packaging design option for devices requiring autoclave sterilization and barrier properties. Dispos-a-vent® barrier pouches are designed with a disposable Tyvek® or paper vent for maximum airflow during steam sterilization and a high barrier foil pouch area for easy conversion after sterilization.

The design is an improvement over existing packaging options that involve sterilizing in one porous package and then repackaging in a second barrier package. Eliminating the need for a second package improves efficiencies, reduces costs, and eliminates unnecessary material waste.

Manufacturers seal devices in Dispos-a-vent® pouches for sterilization. A second seal is applied to enclose the device in the foil pouch after sterilization. The Tyvek® or paper vent is removed after the secondary sealing process. The final package protects the sterile device in a foil pouch with superior barrier properties.

This innovation highlights how Oliver-Tolas’ OnSite packaging engineering services helped a healthcare manufacturer develop a safe and effective packaging solution optimized to the application’s unique requirements. Oliver-Tolas’ in-house engineering, design, prototyping and testing capabilities helped the customer hit critical milestones and deliver a validated solution on time. With deep expertise in heat seal coatings, flexible packaging materials, printing and converting; Oliver-Tolas can deliver a broad range of engineered roll stock, die-cut lid and pouch solutions.

Oliver-Tolas Healthcare Packaging is a leading supplier of sterile-grade die-cut lid, roll stock, and pouch products to the medical device and pharmaceutical markets. Manufacturing operations are located in Grand Rapids, MI; Feasterville, PA; Hamilton, OH, Venray, the Netherlands and Suzhou, China. Sales offices are located throughout the United States, Europe and Suzhou, China.

For more information, contact:

Jody Beeck
Marketing and Product Manager
Oliver-Tolas® Healthcare Packaging
616-456-7711, extension 7209

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