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Berry to unveil medical packaging innovations

DuraMed and DirectSeal aim to deliver the ultimate in performance for seal strength, sterility assurance, and cost savings.

17th January 2018

Innovation in Textiles
 |  Evansville, IN

Medical/Hygiene, Packaging

Berry Global, a leading producer of specialty engineered materials for the healthcare industry, is unveiling two new innovative medical packaging solutions at the Medical Device & Manufacturing (MD&M) West exhibition, which takes place in Anaheim CA, next month.

DuraMed is Berry’s patented solution for form-fill-seal packages, header bags, and peel pouches. According to the manufacturer, this strong and uniform microbial barrier is a cost-effective, high-performance alternative to the limited options available in the market today, boasting exceptional breathability, barrier, clean peel, and high resistance to tear and puncture. Tamper-evident uniformity of the packaging seal is another added advantage.

DuraMed samples. © Berry Global

DirectSeal is an innovative film with sealant technology that is said to deliver significant cost advantages by eliminating the need for a matching coated substrate for applications including form-fill-seal, header bags, and peel pouches. DirectSeal has been developed to provide a consistent seal across temperatures with uncoated paper and flash spun HDPE. When combined with DuraMed, DirectSeal is said to offer the ultimate in performance for seal strength, sterility assurance, and cost savings, the company explains.

DuraMed. © Berry Global

“We’re really excited to bring these new solutions to MD&M West. With the additions of DuraMed and DirectSeal, our innovative healthcare offering has been strengthened in protecting drugs, devices, patients, and medical professionals,” said Allan Houston, Berry’s Director of Product Marketing, Healthcare – Americas.

“These products underscore not only our commitment to our mission of, ‘Always advancing to protect what’s important,’ but also are in direct alignment with our commitment to being a Partner of Choice by delivering performance, quality, and cost-value propositions to our customers.”

DirectSeal samples. © Berry Global

With world headquarters located in Evansville, IN, Berry has been manufacturing and supplying high-performance films, laminates, nonwovens, and pressure-sensitive adhesive tapes for the healthcare industry for more than 60 years. The Berry team will be available to discuss the Company’s wide range of closures, medical adhesives, filtration materials, drug delivery devices, and packaging solutions at the show.

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