Scouting on the Possibilities of Medical Device Packaging
By MedTech Outlook | Thursday, June 06, 2019
FREMONT, CA: Rising healthcare expenditures, along with growing health awareness among the population, are driving the growth of the medical device packaging industry. Recent developments in healthcare tools further enhance industry growth apart from the rising environmental concerns and the need for convenient packing. Medical device and healthcare packaging have set regulations, and manufacturing companies are eager to find ways to meet all these guidelines while offering unique and user-friendly packaging.
Sterility is critical in the health and pharmaceutical industry for protecting user health and wellness. Sterility assurance authorities and packaging companies are coming up with better, reliable solutions for sterile packaging so that there is stress on the supply chain process that helps ensure that sterility standards, are met. User-friendly packaging is also a focus if the medical device packaging sector. Medical devices packaging manufacturers are focusing on making user-centric designs on their packaging processes with care directions, label space constraints, and ambulatory care. There is an increase in flexible packing demand in medical device packaging, and the packages are approaching for innovative pouches, which offers protection to the medicinal equipment.
Smart packaging is another trend in medical device packaging that has reduced costs and enabled a more excellent range of application for RFID and related technologies. Technology, automation, and real-time visibility are also vital components to the success equation in packaging. A shift in trends towards convenient packing owing to cost-effectiveness and security-enhanced formats in the medical device packaging market is a growth factor. Pouch and trays in container types have a higher selling rate compared to others. Packs have puncture resistance, barrier & strength properties, and compartment trays remove the risk of infection dispersion and staff errors during the assembling of products. Companies offer a wide range of laminations and films for medical device packaging using high processing speed in-flow wrap machines.
The packaging is very much crucial in the medical device and pharmaceutical industry. Massive investment, along with high-tech equipment and technology in the industry, can further enhance the growth of the sector.