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Safeguarding Essential Products: The Role of TPU in Medical Contract Manufacturing

Is TPU the right material for your next manufacturing project?

At Janco, precision, safety, and innovation are at the forefront of everything we do. Especially when it comes to medical contract manufacturing, each project comes with a unique set of requirements and regulations, which is why we offer a diverse material selection to bring your projects to life.

Every project we take on can be completely customized, and one of the key components of effectively serving the medical industry is utilizing materials like Thermoplastic Polyurethane (TPU), which offers essential capabilities to meet your specific product needs.

TPU is crucial for safeguarding essential medical products, among many other benefits. Before you begin any project with our team, we begin by walking you through your options for material selection, as well as offering suggestions for how to add value to your product or packaging throughout the manufacturing process.

The Versatility of TPU in Contract Manufacturing

Thermoplastic Polyurethane (TPU) is a versatile material known for a range of exceptional properties, making it well-suited for several applications in medical contract manufacturing.

Our team uses TPU across multiple processes, including:

Each step of the manufacturing process requires meticulous attention to detail and adherence to strict regulatory standards. Our experience navigating these dynamics along with our state-of-the-art ISO 14644-1 Class 7 and Class 8 certified cleanrooms position us as an ideal partner when you need reliable and high-quality medical manufacturing.

Applications of TPU in Medical Contract Manufacturing

TPU is a preferred material used for many essential medical products, including:

  • Sleeves
  • Pouches
  • Covers
  • Enclosures

Our team uses TPU to create packaging for a wide range of medical specialties, including orthopedics, spinal care, trauma, and extremities.

6 Key Benefits of TPU for Medical Contract Manufacturing

Whether it’s a protective cover for a surgical instrument or a flexible pouch for medical supplies, TPU’s durability, flexibility, and biocompatibility make it an ideal choice for ensuring the integrity and functionality of medical devices.

Here are 6 of the main reasons TPU may be ideal for your next project with Janco:

  1. Non-Particulating – TPU’s non-particulate nature guarantees that it does not shed particles, making it suitable for use in our ISO-certified cleanroom environments where contamination needs to be minimized to maintain product integrity. This property is particularly important for products like sharp instrumentation, implants, and cutting tools.
  2. Flexibility and Durability – TPU offers both flexibility and resilience, ideal for allowing it to withstand repeated stretching and bending without losing its shape or becoming punctured. Its durability and abrasion resistance make it the perfect solution for applications where products are subjected to harsh environmental conditions or repetitive use. This is also essential because it’s often used for sharp instruments, which may compromise or puncture other, less durable materials.
  3. Translucency – TPU can be formulated to be translucent, allowing for applications where clarity or visibility is important. This property is especially beneficial for a wide range of medical packaging, as well as for medical devices where visualization of internal components is necessary.
  4. Resistance to Chemicals – TPU’s resistance to oil, grease, and various other chemicals makes it the ideal material to enhance the longevity of medical products, making them suitable for use in environments where exposure to such substances is common.
  5. Biocompatibility – Certain grades of TPU are biocompatible, meaning they are safe for direct contact with the human body. In some cases, this is essential for material being used in certain medical devices and implants.
  6. Ideal for RF Sealing – RF Sealing is one of our most essential capabilities, and TPU is often a top choice when it comes to material selection for these projects. Our team’s extensive expertise in RF sealing, combined with TPU’s properties, offers precise and reliable sealing of edges in pouches and other medical products. This sealing method gives you peace of mind that your product will maintain integrity and sterility.

Janco’s Commitment to Excellence in Medical Contract Manufacturing

With six decades of experience in medical contract manufacturing, our team continues to uphold our commitment to excellence on every project.

By leveraging materials like TPU and continuing to invest in state-of-the-art technology and innovation, our team ensures that your products will always meet the highest quality, reliability, and safety standards.

The use of Thermoplastic Polyurethane (TPU) in our contract manufacturing plays a pivotal role in safeguarding essential medical products. By harnessing the unique properties of TPU and integrating them seamlessly into our manufacturing processes, our team delivers value-add solutions designed to meet your unique needs.

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