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Placon Receives Second Winning Package Design

        Placon AmeriStar Winner

In October, Placon was recognized by the Institute of Packaging Professionals (IoPP) as the winning package design in the AmeriStar award Medical Device Packaging category. This is the second consecutive year that Placon has been awarded as the winning packaging design for the AmeriStar Medical Device category.

The annual AmeriStar awards are given to the best packaging design across more than 15 different packaging and design categories. The winning package design was developed for a global medical device company and leader in medical new product development. This custom medical package was designed to be cross-functional and can be used across more than 1,000 unique surgical implant/instrument products.

The custom medical tube packaging was made using BargerGard® polyurethane flexible material and is sterilized for medical grade use. The package was designed to allow medical personnel the ability to handle and transfer the device without product contact until ready to use in the operating room or medical setting. Each tube has specifically integrated accents that allow for a secure grip while wearing medical gloves to ensure surgeons can handle the tube prior to usage.

“Working with our customers to develop custom medical packaging solutions is what we do best and what sets us apart from other medical packaging companies,” said John MacDougall, Medical Sales Manager. “The 2020 AmeriStar award exemplifies the great work that went into this project from everyone involved on the customer team and Placon team,” said MacDougall.

Placon manufactures single and multiple use packaging systems for class I, II and III medical devices. All BargerGard products are manufactured, inspected and packed in Class 100,000 clean rooms in Placon's Elkhart, IN facility.