Catheters and guidewires must be coiled securely within a sterile elongate tube container in order to maintain product integrity. Sustaining a secure packaging formation is difficult because tightly wound coils have a natural tendency to separate. Traditional methods utilize mechanical clips to individually hold lumens together and keep them level. However, this method of packaging catheters and guidewires is not always reliable, and can potentially generate unnecessary expenses. The clips that fasten the coiled tubes are quadrilateral with sharp points that can puncture through the pouch. Mechanical clips are also labor intensive and time consuming to apply.
CleanCut Technologies revolutionized the packaging of Guidewires and Catheters with one simple solution…we got rid of the clips. Utilizing our patented process, CCT is able to thermally bond HDPE and PP tubing in various lengths from 15” (38cm) to 217” (551cm) with uncompromised consistency of size and shape. No Clips. No adhesives. Simple, smooth, flat and clean!
The advantages of the Clipless Dispenser are numerous, yet some customers might realize the benefit in a variety of ways. The following some of the ways that our customers have found savings within the entire Guidewires or Catheter packaging process.
1) Faster and Smoother Loading
Clipless Dispensers are strong, smooth, and symmetrical. With this combination, it is possible to maintain a large coil ID for faster wire loading. These features reduce the potential of your device becoming caught on the lumen wall, accelerating the overall packaging process.
2) Material Waste Reduction
With the elimination of clips, your package material is reduced by 20-30%, resulting in tremendous savings. This feature can reinforce sustainability efforts as it complies with the EU Standard for Reduction.
3) Prevention of Pouch Punctures
Clips have the potential to puncture pouches, shift around, and fall off. Consequently, the integrity of your packaged dispenser/ catheter could be compromised, potentially generating additional expenses. Our Clipless dispenser’s smooth and sleek profile fits securely within a pouch without tearing through it.
4) Enhanced Branding
Clipless dispensers can be thermal bonded onto pad-printed HDPE backer-cards to reinforce your brand image. Recipients will be able to immediately differentiate your product amongst similar devices with a clean and vibrant logo. Backer cards can also be cut with unique contours to further emphasize brand identity.
5) Kinked Tubing Eliminated
Our Clipless dispenser is thermal bonded, and acts as a single solid unit to maintain perfect symmetry. In comparison, clipped lumens move and can skew the shape of the package. The longer the device, the more your device will benefit from its symmetrical shape. You can be confident that your device will arrive in pristine condition.