Efficiency in production, creativity in engineering and strong collaboration between partners makes the Wright Medical universal clamshell a packaging success story

ELKHART, IN (June 5, 2013) – Used in approximately 350 SKUs as part of the overall packaging configuration, Barger, a turnkey designer and manufacturer of medical device packaging systems, collaborated with Wright Medical to develop and manufacture a unique small rigid thermoformed clamshell that provides high product protection and equally strong end-user satisfaction.

With a beauty in the simplicity of its design, the 2.5” long x 1.5” wide clamshell has a consistent footprint for easy validation, and can be used in both sterile and non-sterile presentations. In fact, the forward-looking design was made suitable for EtO, Gamma, Gas Plasma, E-Beam and other sterilization techniques. The distinctive thermoform has no sharp edges that come into contact with primary packaging material, ensuring no punctures or pin-holes to the bags while in transit or during storage and handling.

States Scott Duehmig, Director of Sales – Custom and Medical Divisions Placon/Barger, “This is a great example of how collaborating with our customers can lead to exceeding expectations with a design that is simplistic, not only filling today’s requirements but with added flexibility for future products.”

Each year the IOPP commemorates the most innovative package designs. AmeriStar winners will be recognized for their ground-breaking contributions to the packaging industry on June 19th during the EastPack conference and exposition held in Philadelphia, PA.

With over 250 combined years of medical device and component packaging design and thermoforming experience, Barger, a division of Placon, provides turnkey solutions for sterile and non-sterile packaging systems. Barger’s philosophy of a “high touch”, customer-focused approach coupled with innovative design solutions has made the company one of the top 3 medical thermoformers in the US. ISO 9001 certified, Barger operates multiple clean rooms at its Elkhart, IN and corporate Madison, WI facilities.

For over 45 years Placon has been a leading custom designer and manufacturer of thermoformed plastic packaging with an extensive line of stock packaging products as well as environmentally-friendly recycled sheet materials for the retail, food and medical markets. Continuously setting the bar in thermoform packaging and sustainable material solutions, Placon provides innovative, high quality and safe packaging products that harness the power of tomorrow’s technology and design to solve customers’ challenges today. According to Plastic News, Placon ranks among the top 20 thermoformers in North America.