High-quality packaging for medical products.
TPU is a Thermoplastic Polyurethane material that is highly popular and relatively new, especially compared to other plastics. It’s a type of polymer material that is made up of several small, elastic TPU beads. In manufacturing, TPU has a diverse range of uses including medical devices, automotive instrument panels, caster wheels, power tools, sporting goods, footwear, and more.
TPU Sleeve or Pouch Uses
Our team uses TPU to create sleeves or pouches for several diverse medical applications, often for instruments that have sharp edges.
Our team is frequently contracted to create pouches and sleeves for:
- Orthopedic Screws
- Orthopedic Single-Use Cutting Instruments
- Spinal Screws
If you have a different medical or non-medical application that you think may benefit from TPU sleeve or pouch packaging, reach out to our team and we’ll assess your idea for safety and manufacturability.
TPU Foam Benefits
One of the most critical parts of our process is material selection.
Whether you already have a material in mind for your application or are looking to our team of expert engineers for guidance, we’re happy to provide insight into the best uses of each foam or plastic material for your unique job.
TPU has several benefits that make it ideal for sleeve or pouch manufacturing, particularly for medical applications. These include:
- Ability to be vacuum-formed
- Ability to be die cut
- It can be easily colored and customized
- Suitability for a large variety of fabrication methods
- High durability and resistance to abrasions
- Non particulating
- Resistance to grease, oil, and other chemicals
- Easily washed and sterilized
- Ability to be recycled
Sleeves and pouches are created using an RF sealing machine in our new state-of-the-art class 8 cleanroom. Dubbed “The Foam Center of Excellence”, this new ISO-certified cleanroom ensures that the manufacturing process keeps your product free of particulates and other airborne contaminants.
After you settle on a design with our engineering team, the product is fabricated in TPU material using either RF sealing or RF welding capabilities. The RF sealing machine in our newest cleanroom is brand new, and our team is proud to be putting it to use on a range of high-quality medical manufacturing projects.
RF sealing bonds two layers of TPU together by using radio frequency (RF) energy, while our RF welding machines use a pneumatic press to clamp two separate molds.
Janco’s facilities have the capacity to carry out either small or large-scale production runs to accommodate your needs on each job.
Medical Manufacturing with Janco
The team at Janco has valued innovation, creativity, and quality for over six decades. With an emphasis on precision, safety, and competitive cost, our expert team is always finding ways to add value to your project throughout the manufacturing process.
If your next project requires the durability TPU, or you want to learn more about our wide range of available materials and capabilities, reach out to our team.