Nelipak® Healthcare Packaging designs, develops and manufactures custom thermoformed packaging products that provide superior protection for medical devices and pharmaceuticals. The company offers medical trays and blisters, surgical procedure trays, pharmaceutical handling trays, custom built sealing machines, total packaging solutions and other value-added services.

Some of the largest and most reputable medical device and pharmaceutical companies in the world rely on Nelipak’s 60-year history of innovation in cleanroom manufactured thermoformed medical packaging.

Nelipak Healthcare Packaging offers:

  • five worldwide manufacturing locations
  • in-house design, model making, prototyping and tooling
  • ISO Class 7 and 8 clean-room-produced, thin-gauge thermoforming
  • work according to EU and FDA GMP directives
  • medical device trays and blisters
  • procedure trays
  • pharmaceutical packaging
  • handling trays
  • custom built sealing machines and tools
  • validation services
  • contract services
  • ISO 13485-certification.

With facilities in Cranston, Rhode Island; Phoenix, Arizona; Venray, the Netherlands; Galway, Ireland; and San Jose, Costa Rica, and more than 500 employees and a global manufacturing footprint, Nelipak is focused on delivering superior quality and customer experience through world-class manufacturing at each of its locations.

Nelipak recently won the prestigious Worldstar 2015 Award for its innovative design in thermoformed packaging trays. Combining technology capabilities and design expertise to deliver custom medical packaging solutions trusted to provide superior quality and protection.

Nelipak Healthcare Packaging’s customers include some of the largest and most reputable medical device and pharmaceutical companies in the world, serving diverse markets such as:

  • orthopaedics
  • biopsy
  • cardiology
  • diagnostics
  • drug delivery
  • endoscopy
  • procedure sets
  • general surgery
  • interventional therapy
  • minimally invasive surgery
  • neurology
  • ophthalmology
  • dental
  • pharmaceuticals
  • surgical devices.

Nelipak Healthcare Packaging’s experienced in-house design, development, prototyping, manufacturing and quality teams deliver custom thermoformed products that are ergonomically engineered to ensure they are fit for purpose, which reduces cost of ownership and waste throughout products’ lifecycles. The range includes cleanroom-produced, thin-gauge medical device trays and blisters, procedure trays, pharmaceutical packaging and handling trays.

Nelipak’s team of first class in-house designers use all of their skills in conjunction with unique freehand capabilities to custom make next-generation packaging optimised to ideally meet customers’ specific product and packaging needs.

Nelipak’s designers understand the market challenges that device manufactures face and collaborate closely with customers to proactively add value and deliver innovation. The "What’s Possible" team can help improve packaging design capabilities and material efficiency throughout the product development life cycle.

Medical trays and blisters

Medical manufacturers rely on Nelipak Healthcare Packing to provide a wide range of custom sterile and non-sterile, single and double barrier medical device packaging systems. Nelipak’s experienced in-house packaging teams and tool development capabilities help increase products’ speed to market while designing packaging that reduces unit costs and ensures total product protection and integrity.

Medical procedure trays

Nelipak Healthcare Packing’s custom designed procedure trays address the needs of medical device customers and hospital staff for packaging that is easy to use, reduces handling and saves time, while ensuring sterility and reducing the risk of error during procedure.

Nelipak’s packaging brings together all of the instruments and supplies needed for the physician to perform the procedure, in many instances without the assistance of a nurse or aide.

Components can be packaged in order of use so the clinician can progress efficiently through the procedure – without any unnecessary waste. Since the tray is pre-packaged and sterilised, staff do not need to assemble, fewer touch points improves infection prevention.

Pharmaceutical packaging

Nelipak Healthcare Packaging understands the multitude of production requirements associated with pharmaceutical and combination products to keep the active ingredients safe and to maintain drug efficacy. Nelipak has experience working with high barrier materials where additional protection is required.

Nelipak Healthcare Packaging has designed and built a range of custom made sealing machines ideal for Class 7 cleanroom use. Easy to operate with low maintenance requirements, these high performance tray and blister lid sealers come with a range of options to suit any manufacturing need.

Suitable for medical device and pharmaceutical cleanroom operations, they seal a range of coated lid stock including Tyvek, paper, film or foil. Nelipak in-house-produced matching sealing tools ensure validated seals when used with our blisters and machines.

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