Package design failure accounts for many of the product recalls that are seen in the medical industry today. This translates to a loss of manufacturing expense, product, and transportation in both directions. Below are a few signs to look for that you may need to invest in a new package design.
Consistent Seal Failures
When medical products that are intended to be sterile after transport, or consumed, suffer seal failure of the packaging often, a new design is necessary. Complete testing of the current packaging should be done to try and find what the source of weakness is. This can help bring ideas to the table in finding a new effective way to package the products. At the very least, it will help avoid making a similar design error.
Poor Packaging Materials
Seal problems are often due to using a packaging material that is lighter than needed for the particular item or product. Getting a good deal on materials is not always a benefit when you find that these will not work for the weight of the product or the duration of transport and storage times.
The actual design of the packaging might be completely wrong for the size, shape, and consistency of the product. Trying to fit large pieces of medical equipment in packaging that is too small will nearly always guarantee the product will arrive in an opened condition. Proper dimensions are a big part of successful package design.
Cannot Withstand Transport
Materials used in creating packaging that is not durable enough to make the trip to market can be a huge problem. This can result in getting all of your merchandise returned. Testing the packaging in simulated transport environments is the best way to see if there will be problems down the road.
People purchasing medical products want to know they are receiving an item in pristine, unused condition. If dust can get through the packaging, so can germs. Your products will hit the undesirable list in a hurry. It can be a tough hurdle to overcome.
Contact packaging experts like Ten-e and find out more about medical packaging services and package design today!