• Pre-formed custom designed rigid tray with die cut lid
  • Typical Tray Materials: PETG, APET, HIPS, PP.
  • Typical Lid Materials: Coated polyolefin non-woven materials.
  • Typical Applications: Large and heavy items such as Orthopaedic Implants or Pacemakers.


  • Pre-made pouches and bags
  • Usually paper/paper or paper/film composition.
  • Good for low volume or new lines.
  • Do not need specialised packaging machinery.
  • Not suitable for very high volume processes.
  • Can be supplied in reels, particularly for hospital use.


  • Rollstock
  • Good for very high volumes of established products.
  • Require specialised automatic packaging equipment.
  • Not good for low volumes or multiple SKUs.


  • Flexible Peel Pouch
  • 1 side is film e.g. PET/PE, CPP/PE.
  • Other side can be Film, Paper or non-woven eg: Coated non-woven polyolefin materials, Lacquered Paper , Uncoated/sized paper, PET/PE/peel.
  • Typical Applications: General medical device packaging.


  • Header Bag
  • A welded film bag with a breathable, peelable  strip.
  • Film: ULDPE, Metallocene PE.
  • Breathable Strip: Coated non-woven polyolefin materials such , Coated, reinforced paper or uncoated versions of either.
  • Typical Applications: Surgical kits, Gowns and Drapes, Bulky items.


  • Form Fill Seal (FFS)
  • Thermoformable base web combined with a top web on an automatic packaging machine. Requires a high capital investment and so is better suited to high volume products.
  • Typical Base Web Films: PA/PE, PA/PP/PE, PP/PE, PE/COC/PE, EVA/Ionomer/EVA.
  • Typical Top Webs: Uncoated medical paper, non-woven polyolefin materials, Lacquered paper.
  • Typical Applications: Syringes, Tubing, Airways.


  • Four Side Sealing (4SS)
  • Two flat webs are combined on an automatic packaging machine.
  • Typical 4SS materials: Sized Paper, Laquered paper or non woven polyolefin materials , Paper PE, PET/PE.
  • Typical Applications: Dressings (wound care), Surgeon’s Gloves.


Membership is open to Manufacturers of Sterilisation products or related services, with sales in Europe. Potential members also need to have implemented a quality management system certified by an accredited certification body.

For more details see Why become a member?

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