Out of the Gate and Into the Market: As Early Stage-Gate End Product, MEDEX 641 Sets Standard for Disciplined Development
Responding to a Market Need
Medical device manufacturers, like virtually all other industries, have become extremely focused on cost reduction and drive this initiative down through their suppliers. The packaging suppliers know that their raw materials, such as plastic sheet, are the single largest element of their cost, and thus, the greatest area of cost focus. Because of this there’s always been a desire to find lower cost material alternatives, with emphasis on performance properties comparable to the industry standard: PETG (Polyethylene Terephtalate Glycol-modified). While PVC, polystyrene, acrylics and other resins are used in medical packaging, PETG has remained the dominant material in the industry.
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