Primary Packaging is the first-level of medical product packaging which contains the actual product. The best way to determine the style and features that will best protect and enhance your product is to work with an experienced packaging engineer or carton designer. A poor fit between the product and the packaging will often result in damage, the cost of which usually exceeds any cost savings gained by using less than ideal packaging.

UNCOATED TYVEK TO FILM
COATED TYVEK TO FILM
UNCOATED PAPER TO FILM
COATED PAPER TO FILM
FILM TO FILM
LAMINATE TO LAMINATE
CHEVRON PEEL POUCH
CORNER PEEL POUCH
SQUARE PEEL POUCH
HEADER POUCH
MATERIAL PROPERTIES
1, 2. 3, 6,7, & 11
1, 2, 5, 7 & 11
1, 2, 3, 4, 6, 7 & 11
1, 2, 5, 7 & 11
2, 5, 8, & 10
2, 3, 5, 9 & 12

Pouch Styles

Chevron Peel Pouch

Most commonly used for sterile medical products that don’t require the rigidity or other protective characteristics of a thermoformed tray. The most popular materials used in this pouch construction are a Tyvek back and a clear film face.

Corner Peel Pouch

Same construction as a chevron pouch with a different seal configuration. Corner peel pouches are used when it is desirable for the product fit close to the top seal of the pouch or for bulky products.

Squared Sealed (No-Peel, Tear) Pouch

This style is commonly used for multi-layer laminate barrier materials. The heat seal is permanent and cannot be peeled apart. Therefore, a tear notch is typically provided in the heat seal near the top of the pouch to facilitate opening.

Chevron Peel Pouch

Two layers of clear thermoplastic film form the pouch and a strip of breathable material (usually Tyvek) is sealed along the topside of the pouch. The strip is peeled off to gain access to the pouch contents. Clear construction allows the product to be seen from both sides. Most commonly used on bulky items and for large items such as a procedure kit.

Standard Method of Dimensioning Pouches

  • All pouches, regardless of style, are defined by their outside dimensions
  • The “A” dimension is the opening or width and is always listed first.
  • The “B” dimension is the length and is always listed second.
  • Example: 4″ x 8″. The 4″ dimension is the width and the 8″ dimension is the length of the pouch.