Manufacturers

Wipak Oy

P.O. Box 45 , 15561 Nastola
Wipaktie 2 , 15560 Nastola
Finland

Telephone +358 20 510311
Fax +358 20 5103300
info@wipak.com

Trade fair hall

  • Hall 8a / S01
 Interactive Plan

Hall map

COMPAMED 2016 hall map (Hall 8a): stand S01

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COMPAMED 2016 fairground map: Hall 8a

Our range of products

Product categories

  • 12  Packaging and print
  • 12.02  Packaging materials
  • 12.02.06  Flexible packages
  • 12  Packaging and print
  • 12.02  Packaging materials
  • 12.02.21  Barrier packaging
  • 12  Packaging and print
  • 12.02  Packaging materials
  • 12.02.23  Sterile packaging

Our products

Product category: Flexible packages, Barrier packaging, Sterile packaging

Medical Packaging

All steps in preventing the spread of infectious diseases improve patient safety. Packaging plays an important role in infection-control programs. Sterilization packaging is an essential part of a final sterile product.
Infections acquired during healthcare cause unnecessary costs and human suffering.

Improving Patient Safety
In treatment of patients – whether in surgical procedures and operations, in a dentist’s office, or elsewhere – careful attention shall be paid to the cleanness and sterility of all instruments, devices, and other supplies, with their appropriate aseptic handling also taken into account. Sterility is an absolute must, allowing no compromise.  Only intact packaging can serve as a sterile barrier. The same conditions apply for both reusable and single-use products.

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Product category: Flexible packages, Barrier packaging, Sterile packaging

Catheter Packaging

Catheters are light, thin, flexible tubes with no sharp edges. Wipak has developed special packaging materials and dedicated solutions for a variety of catheters. Our packaging choices cover both coextruded films and paper webs. Also, we offer options such as antimicrobial treatments.
Reliable catheter packaging has been validated as fit for purpose and improving patient safety. In use of sterile catheters, the thin and flexible tube is inserted into the body to treat diseases or perform a surgical procedure. They allow drainage, administration of fluids or gases, access by surgical instruments, and completion of a host of other tasks, depending on the type of catheter.

There are many types of catheters, these thin, flexible tubes can be inserted in the body for diverse treatments or surgical procedures. Modifying the material or adjusting how the catheters are manufactured customizes them for cardiovascular, urological, gastrointestinal, neurovascular, or ophthalmic applications.

Solutions to Special Catheter Packaging Needs
Light devices, such as catheters, with no sharp edges do not require thick packaging or high mechanical strength from film. Suitable film thickness is normally 50 to 100 microns. The main requirement is sterilization by EO (a breathable element such as paper is needed as the top web) or by irradiation (a film–film packaging can be used).

Sterile water can be included in the catheter packaging in a separate chamber, from which it is easily squeezed down to the catheter before use. For packaging, this entails different seal-strength requirements: one seal must allow water to come out by squeezing, but it is absolutely vital for the other seals to stay unopened. In many cases, an aluminum-based film, such as Wipak AluMed, provides the necessary moisture barrier.

Wipak Solutions to Help Combat Urinary Tract Infections
Wipak’s medical packaging materials maintain the sterility of a catheter up to its point of use. Urinary tract infections affect millions of people each year and rank as the second most common type of bodily infection. Catheter-associated urinary tract infections are the most common nosocomial infections in acute-care and extended-care facilities.

Antimicrobial treatment helps to fight bacteria that live on the packaging surface. Its importance is especially clear in home care, where the care provider is seldom a healthcare professional. However, catheterizing correctly remains the top priority.

Wipak Product Range for Catheter Packaging
Non-forming films: ESE, Ecotop
Flexible forming films: ML P, ML E, OS, PAE
Semi-rigid forming films: MP
AluMed structures, incorporating an aluminum component
Breathable webs: Medical papers, DuPont™ Tyvek®
Ready-made pouches in various types and sizes

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Product category: Flexible packages, Barrier packaging, Sterile packaging

Urinary and Drainage Packaging

Wipak’s soft and comfortable Ecoking film is a key component in the manufacture of PVC-free urine and drainage bags.

Urine bags can be sterile or non-sterile. They are equipped with a connector that ensures secure attachment to the urinary catheter. A drainage valve prevents backflow of urine and risk of an ascending infection, and it guarantees convenient emptying of the urine bag.

High Patient Comfort and Safety
Urine bags are manufactured from a semi-transparent material, for improved monitoring. A scale on the bag allows ready assessment of urine volume. Some haziness is preferable to hide the urine from sight.

The materials should be comfortable to use in skin contact and not produce noise: using a urine bag should remain private.

Wipak’s Ecoking is an excellent material for use in urine drainage bags.  It is a soft non-PVC film that is comfortable, hazy, and ready for printing with your design of your choice. Ecoking is available also in white.

Greater Efficiency and Performance in Manufacture of Urine Bags

Wipak’s Ecoking films are delivered in various thicknesses, and they improve your productivity

Increased output
Higher packaging machine efficiency
Lower package material costs, thanks to the downgauging features of our films
Reasons for needing a urine bag and catheter include urinary incontinence (leakage), urine retention (not being able to urinate), surgery that necessitates a catheter, and other health problems.

There are two kinds of urine bag: a leg bag, for daytime use, and a night bag, which is usually larger and used in bed. Urine is drained via an indwelling catheter that is inside the patient’s bladder. Pediatric urine bags are used for collecting urine from infants.

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Product category: Flexible packages, Barrier packaging, Sterile packaging

Procedural Kit Packaging

Safety and cost-efficiency in healthcare are steadily growing trends. Single-use instruments and ready-made procedural kits improve the efficiency and safety of surgical operations and other procedures. Reliable kit packaging is validated as fit for its purpose of use and as improving patient safety.
Wipak’s Window Bag, for ease of use
They feature a large window for readily knowing the contents
The design facilitates proper aseptic opening

Higher Efficiency and Greater Patient Safety
Hospitals and other healthcare facilities are outsourcing more and more of their procedures for handling sterile products. Industrially manufactured and sterilized OR sets yield cost savings and improve patient safety.

Procedural kits are common in operating rooms (ORs) nowadays. A set may contain up to 300 individual components, including gauzes, gowns, sponges, tubing, a basin, etc. Each kit is customized for a certain surgical procedure, even a specific hospital or surgeon.

In surgical operations, every fraction of a second lost counts as wasted time and can add to human suffering. A well-designed procedural-kit package makes it easy for the staff to pick up and use the right set of items.

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Product category: Flexible packages, Barrier packaging, Sterile packaging

Wound Care Packaging

Sterile wound care requires sophisticated products that perform reliably for preventing wound infections and complications. Reliable wound care packaging is validated as fit for its purpose of use to improve patient safety.

Wound care products are purchased and used by healthcare professionals. They are available to consumers also, at stores and pharmacies. This means that the appearance of the package affects the buying decision.

A new generation of wound care products is on its way: demand is growing for a functional drug integrated into an adhesive patch or other wound care product. A more sophisticated product requires a high-end packaging solution.

Greater Efficiency and Patient Safety
Wipak has developed medical packaging materials and packaging solutions for the special needs of wound care.

Cost-efficiency is the top issue today, so we make sure our materials work smoothly with your machine, we strive for increased output, and we work to produce less process waste.

Our downgauged film thicknesses deliver the same barrier properties with less material per package.

We serve you with award-winning expertise in printing matters. Our offer may also include value-adding features such as…

Antimicrobial treatment to combat bacteria growing on the packaging surface
An interactive concept for your packaging, to promote more visually oriented user instructions, for example

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About us

Company details

Wipak supplies flexible and semi-rigid films for food and medical packaging as well as for technical applications. In the field of multilayer films, in particular barrier films, Wipak is the technological leader.

Wipak and its sister company Winpak in North America belong to the Packaging Division of Wihuri Group in Finland. Wipak comprises eleven production plants and numerous sales companies and offices in Europe and Far East. The films specialists base their fresh ideas on decades of experience, continuing their tradition of creating innovations.

Focused in special films providing protection

To manufacture films with properties responding and even exceeding market requirements, Wipak applies various production processes and converting techniques. Using a minimum of material resources, selected polymers and other materials, Wipak films range reply to modern packaging requirements.

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Company data

Sales volume

> 500 Mio US $

Number of employees

1000-4999

Foundation

1966