Sterile Packaging Innovations Earn Coveris FPA's Highest Achievement Award
CHICAGO—March 4, 2015—Coveris, a global leader in packaging and coatings solutions, received the Flexible Packaging Association’s (FPA) Highest Achievement Award for Institutional packaging for its sterile packaging innovation, Intervoid. One of the industry’s highest accolades, the FPA Highest Achievement Award recognizes Coveris’ advanced packaging expertise with the ground breaking range of sterile sampling solutions.
The patented Intervoid Sterile bag is a multi-industry sampling package innovation that for the first time combines ultra-sterile, ultra-secure, composite sampling systems. Leveraging highly technical conversion methods, the sterile bags combine unique track & trace identification, patented tamper evident closure and tape, perforation, secondary gamma sterilization and leak-resistant properties to deliver a composite, sterile and easy-to-use sampling solution for enhanced safety, security and environmental impact.
Launched in 2014 and developed at Coveris’ Specialty Conversion site in the United Kingdom, the Intervoid Sterile bag is designed for global sampling industries, including medical, pharmaceutical testing, food and biotech industries. Available in a range of standard sampling sizes, the bags are also able to be tailored to individual end user requirements and customized for size, thickness, design, tracking and security features.
Drawing particular attention from the FPA for its advancement of the function of flexible packaging, Intervoid Sterile is not only a major breakthrough in specimen sampling, but also in its ability to provide a single, composite packaging solution that efficiently replaces other ancillary packaging components. Allowing for the removal of secondary packaging, such as labels and breakable rigid plastic or glass containers, the patented solution is leak resistant and eliminates the risk of crosscontamination.
Intervoid Sterile’s unique Track & Trace capability enhances traceability and function through state-of-the-art inline print processes which dual-mark each bag with a unique number and barcode identification which eliminates the need for secondary print, labelling or human process error, an integrated capability and advantage of flexible process which is not available on any other format.