Placon has been recognized as a WorldStar award winner in the medical and pharmaceutical packaging category for the Placon Custom Medical Packaging solution. The company is a designer and manufacturer of custom and stock plastic packaging, including protective packaging for medical devices.
The award-winning package utilizes a sterile sealed inner and outer tray to hold the sterile tube that is sealed by a Tyvek lid, which can be peeled back to access the tube, Placon explained in a news release.
The outer and inner sterile barriers have a unique grip feature on the edges intended to make it easier for users to handle the sterile barrier when wearing medical gloves. The sterile tube uses Placon's non-abrasive BargerGard polyurethane material to create a secure package for medical screw implants and other implant/instrument assemblies.
The tube design also allows medical personnel to hold the tube without product contact prior to when the implant is needed during the surgical procedure. Each tube has an open-and-close top that allows access to the screw or device instrument inside. The sterile polyurethane tube prevents puncture or abrasion of the sterile barrier reducing any defective product that would otherwise have to be discarded or thrown away.
“The WorldStar awards are well recognized within the packaging industry, and we are very humbled to have been awarded this award for the second consecutive year in the medical category,” said John MacDougall, Placon medical sales manager, in the release. “This award solidifies the value of our design team as they continue to create award-winning patented designs and packaging solutions for our customers.”
The WorldStar awards are an annual program organized by the World Packaging Organization.
Placon has manufacturing operations in Madison, WI; West Springfield, MA; Elkhart, IN; and Plymouth, MN.