Perfecseal Wins 2011 Society of Plastics Engineers (SPE) Award for Design of the Biomet Thermoformed Tray
Source: Terri Groth: Perfecseal
OSHKOSH, WI (November 2, 2011) – Perfecseal has earned the 2011 SPE roll-fed, thin-gauge medical thermoformed parts Gold Medal for design of the Biomet thermoformed tray. This tray, designed and manufactured by Perfecseal’s Mankato, Minnesota team in conjunction with Biomet, holds a bone cement dispensing system used in vertebroplasty procedures. The tray design features a cavity which allows the clinician to stand the device in the tray, while mixing and loading the bone cement into the device. Additionally, the cavities of the tray are designed with undercut snap fits so that the components do not fall out if the tray is accidentally flipped over or dropped into the surgical field. Perfecseal is a division of Bemis Company and global supplier to the medical device, pharmaceutical and diagnostic packaging markets. Biomet Interpore Cross, Intl. is a leading provider of orthopedic implants and biomaterials.
The first challenge in this project was to fit the new product into an existing seal footprint, eliminating the need for the customer to purchase a new sealing tool. The second challenge centered on the customer’s desire to provide an effective means of extracting the device from the tray and loading it with the bone cement. This design team accomplished these goals utilizing Perfecseal’s collaborative design process to provide a packaging solution that met the unique needs of this application.
Perfecseal specializes in the manufacture of healthcare packaging materials including co-extruded films, laminated films, forming films and foil barrier films, as well as pre-made pouches and bags, thermoformed tray and lid systems, extruded thin walled tubing, labels, Perfecseal heat seal coated DuPont™ Tyvek® and medical grades of paper. Perfecseal has facilities located in Oshkosh and New London, WI; Mankato, MN; Philadelphia, PA; San Juan, PR; Derry, Northern Ireland; Selangor, Malaysia; and Suzhou, China. More information is available at www.perfecseal.com.
Bemis Company is a major supplier of flexible packaging and pressure sensitive materials used by leading food, consumer products, healthcare, and other companies worldwide. Founded in 1858, the Company is included in the S&P 500 index of stocks and reported 2010 net sales of $4.8 billion. The Company’s flexible packaging business has a strong technical base in polymer chemistry, film extrusion, coating and laminating, printing, and converting. Headquartered in Neenah, Wisconsin, Bemis employs over 20,000 individuals worldwide. More information about the Company is available at our website, www.bemis.com.
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