Medical technology specialist MedFact needed high-quality and secure packaging for its medical devices – and Faller Packaging once again provided targeted support for the company. The experts from Waldkirch developed a unique design that not only met the required high standards of quality, functionality and environmental friendliness, but was also awarded the European Carton Excellence Award (ECEA) 2022.
MedFact faced the challenge of providing secure and high-quality packaging for its medical devices. The company has cooperated closely with Faller Packaging for many years, and the partners have already successfully implemented several customised packaging projects together – so MedFact naturally decided to meet this challenge by once again relying on the expertise of the Waldkirch-based specialist in tailor-made complete solutions.
MedFact’s packaging must also adhere to the strict requirements for the development and manufacture of medical products. The medical technology manufacturer therefore set high standards for the quality, functionality and environmental compatibility of the new solution, which had to protect the devices properly against environmental influences and impacts and ensure that they reached the operating theatre undamaged and in a sterile condition. Two other requirements were that the packaging should be easy to handle and be made of sustainable materials to reduce its environmental footprint.
Close cooperation leads to success
Faller Packaging’s experts analysed the requirements and used the results to develop an outstanding customised packaging concept.
The concept fully complies with the complex regulations for medical device packaging. Each individual part contributes significantly to this 100 percent compliance. For example, the outer carton secures the contents properly during transport and the carrying device keeps the unit stable and free from damage, ensuring safety and functionality. Surgeons can quickly and conveniently remove the contents from the package without compromising the product’s sterility, and last but not least, Faller Packaging mainly uses recyclable cardboard from sustainable forestry for its packaging.
Close collaboration between the project partners played a significant role in the success of the project, with regular live/hands-on development meetings held in Waldkirch. “Faller Packaging provided us with professional support throughout the entire development process. The coordination during the project was uncomplicated and efficient, and the more than satisfactory result is a user-friendly package that meets the high standards of medical technology and is also visually appealing,” summarises Simeon Pieper, R&D/Validation Engineer at MedFact.
Faller’s unique design also convinced more than MedFact, because the jury of the renowned European Carton Excellence Award awarded it the 2022 packaging prize in the “General Packaging, Virgin Fibre” category.
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