Europe Technical Centre

Galway, Ireland

Regionally Sourced, Rapidly Served


Some things are easier when they are local. Whether it’s sharing an experience, having a coffee together or working on a new packaging project, being local can make a difference. 

At Oliver, we want to make designing the right packaging easier for you. With many of our raw materials sourced in Europe, we are transporting materials over shorter distances, which saves time and reduces our CO2 footprint, benefitting you and the environment.  Additionally, our technical team can work directly with you to develop the packaging solution that's right for your needs.

Local News

med-tech innovation

Our team recently sat down with Med-Tech Innovation to discuss our new locally sourced, sustainable packaging materials.



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In our Technical Centre we have a hands-on, collaborative environment where customers can work directly with our sterile barrier team to design, test and troubleshoot packaging.

The centre offers a variety of capabilities, including:

  • HDPE CleanCut Card design and rapid prototyping to increase your speed to market

  • Package integrity testing, including bubble leak testing and dye penetration

  • Package seal strength testing, including peel testing and burst testing

  • Material testing, including puncture, tensile, grammage / yield testing, Gelbo flex, and coefficient of friction (COF)

  • Material analysis, including microscopic analysis and package failure evaluation

  • Troubleshooting for packaging challenges and process related issues

  • Technical and design consultation


If you are interested in learning more or coming in for a tour, please schedule time with the team today.


Meet Tommy - Technical Leader, EMEA 


Tommy Smith
  • 15+ years experience in medical packaging

  • PhD in Polymer Engineering

  • Experience with medical device organizations and contract manufacturing

Tommy Smith, PhD

Technical Leader, EMEA



Start Your Project with Tommy


Resources & Downloads

Q&A: Navigating Change with Product Differentiation and Material Science

Read a recent article from Med-Tech Innovation with Tommy Smith, Technical Leader - EMEA, and Mandeep Sidhu, General Manager - EMEA, about the changes in demands and need for sustainability in the medical device industry.

From Globalization to Regionalization: Optimizing Your Supply Chain

Many supply chain efforts used to focus on globalization. Now, with increasing trade barriers and a global pandemic, regionalization has become a priority.

New Film and Foil Materials Launched in EMEA

With various new materials locally sourced, Oliver is dedicated to providing local support in EMEA.

EMEA Stock Pouch Program

Don't let long lead times hold you back. With our Stock Pouch Program, we offer four pouch sizes with next-day shipping, constructed from DuPont™ Tyvek® and coated with our proprietary SealScience® water-based coating, making them compatible with various sterilization modalities.

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Technical Videos

ASTM F2096 (Bubble Leak Test Without Pinhole)

ASTM F88 - Seal Strength (Unsupported Method)

ASTM F88 - Seal Strength (Supported Method)

ASTM F1929 - Dye Penetration Test (Pass)

Impact Resistance (Paper Substrate)

Impact Resistance (Foil Composite)

Gelbo Flex Durability Test (Foil)

ASTM F1929 - Dye Penetration Test (Fail)

Vibration Test

Elevated Temperature & Humidity: Seal Creep Resistance

Gelbo Flex Durability Test

Gelbo Flex Durability Result

Drop Test

Altitude Test: Porous vs. Non-Porous Lid

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