Medical devices

Medical devices play a crucial role in the treatment of diseases as well as improving the quality of life for people suffering from disabilities.

Multiple roles of flexible packaging

Flexible packaging can be used both as a protective covering to prevent the ingress of microorganisms as well as a sterile barrier system (SBS). For medical devices that must remain sterile, flexible packaging serves as barrier protection against microorganisms while additionally maintaining sterility until usage. Our range of sophisticated SBS materials allow single-use medical devices to be sterilised during manufacture using the sterilisation method required by the product.

Comprehensive range of materials for medical devices

Our comprehensive product range for medical devices offers a complete range of Flexpeel materials including paper-based materials, and plastic films with and without release properties as well as thermoformable materials and aluminium laminates. Individual products in the range meet the specific requirements of steam, gas (ETO) and/or irradiation sterilisation methods. Our breathable materials for sterilisation are produced according to ISO 11607 part 1. All our medical paper-based materials are manufactured from elementary chlorine free pulp without additional artificial brightening agents and fulfil the requirements for FDA 21 176.170, BgVV A Empfehlung XXXVI and EN 868. And we maintain dedicated resources for the production of healthcare packaging according to GMP (Good Manufacturing Practise) requirements.

Our range of product solutions

Flextrus offers deep expertise and a very extensive range of solutions for medical device packaging. The range includes many options within the product groups listed below.

A medical device is defined as any product used for medical purposes in the diagnosis, therapy or surgery of patients. Single-use medical device applications for flexible packaging include those used in:

  • Anaesthesia and respiratory care
  • Cardiovascular care
  • Dental care
  • Diabetes Care
  • Diagnostic test kits
  • Orthopaedic care
  • Surgical care: syringes, gloves, components used in sophisticated life-supporting systems
  • Wound care management

When selecting materials, it is important to consider such factors as:

  • Compatibility with the medical device as well as printing and labelling systems
  • Microbial barrier properties as well as moisture, oxygen and light barrier properties
  • Biocompatibility/toxicology
  • Physical chemical properties
  • Storage limitations and disposal/recycling requirements