Bemis Healthcare Packaging recently launched Insura, which the Oshkosh, Wis.–based company touts as an innovative seal verification technology for medical device packaging.
Embedded into the sterile barrier system, Insura provides a real-time, non-destructive visual indicator of seal quality. Proper seal conditions — including chemistry, heat and intimate contact — generate a blue color, the company announced early this month.
“Collaborating with our customers and understanding their needs in this quality driven market led us to develop this exciting, game-changing technology,” David Vanden Heuvel, Bemis Healthcare Packaging’s marketing manager, said in a news release.
Here’s more from Bemis about how Insura works:
“The blue color is generated during the sealing process; as a result of the combinatory chemistry added to the packaging substrates. The blue color intensity correlates to seal strength and can help identify defects. Measurement can be taken in real time to confirm seals are in specification. Through ETO sterilization the color is reversed, providing no visual difference to the end user.”