The Institute of Packaging Professionals (IoPP) has announced that Prent Corp. (Janesville, WI), a manufacturer of custom thin-wall thermoform packaging, will receive two medical packaging awards at its annual ceremony.
Named best of category within the medical device category, a 100% recyclable double-barrier sterile hip stem package was designed by Prent for Smith & Nephew. The package can contain stems of varying lengths and profiles with minimal product contact. It was designed to allow numerous hip stem units to fit into one universal package, resulting in a 60% material cost reduction.
Thermoformed packaging designed by Prent Corp. to hold a hip stem has earned accolades from the Institute of Packaging Professionals.
Packaging created for Becton Dickinson's Clear Cornea scalpel will also be honored by the IoPP at its awards ceremony on November 5. The Prent design suspends and immobilizes the sharp and delicate device within a sterilizable container. The package serves as a protective sterile shipper as well as a point-of-use product dispenser.
Prent will display its winning products at Pack Expo International in Chicago, which runs November 58.