Modern Sterilization Techniques

Sterilization of medical equipment is an essential and vital part of the medical industry that, at many times, affects our lives.

Have you ever sat in a dental chair when the hygienist was poking at your gums while you were wondering… “Are her gloves clean?”

One manufacturer of surgical kits for both elective and non-elective surgery uses an electron beam process in order to sterilize their products. Equipment such as syringes, gloves, and various other surgical supplies all pass through a special irradiation chamber in order to ensure that they are safe and fit for their eventual use.  This method of sterilization is highly effective, enabling pallet loads of up to 7 feet in width to be processed at any one time. However, before the goods can be transported, it is crucial that they are aerated in special “blow out” chambers. As a result of this, whatever the pallet is wrapped in needs to allow the air to circulate effectively.

The manufacturing company was struggling with packaging issues, such as:

  • Re-irradiation and re-wrapping
  • Insufficient and ineffective netting product for pallet security
  • Slipping netting

Outcome

Many customers in the past used a type of netting product to secure their pallets. Unfortunately, this did not always work out according to their wishes. The problem was that sometimes the netting would slip or migrate to the bottom of the load, leaving no upper support. In such cases, pallets had to be returned for re-irradiation and re-wrapping.

IPS Packaging supplied the manufacturing company with stretch film. It was the cure-all for a product that needed proper aeration and support.  Now, instead of suffering from slippage in the way that they used to with their previous netting solution, our customer enjoys a solid, firm, pallet wrap. This has reduced their returns to virtually zero, saving them a great deal of time and money.

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Now, instead of suffering from slippage in the way that they used to with their previous netting solution, our customer enjoys a solid, firm, pallet wrap. This has reduced their returns to virtually zero, saving them a great deal of time and money.

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To find out how you can streamline your packaging process and learn about cost savings opportunities, contact one of our highly qualified packaging specialists! Call us today! 888.922.1622.

Total Packaging Cost Summary:

  • Solid, firm, pallet wrap
  • Saved time, money, and resources

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