Flexible packaging for medical devices must withstand a rigorous and complex sterilization process in order to ensure sterility and safety. SPMC is actively engaged in the development of test methods and guidance documents for the sterilizable flexible packaging of medical devices and pharmaceuticals.
These standard test methods are adopted and published by the Flexible Packaging Association (FPA) in the Sterilization Packaging Manufacturers Council Standards. Additionally, some of our standards are referenced by the International Organization for Standards (ISO) and a few have been incorporated into ASTM standards which have been accepted by the Food & Drug Administration (FDA) as Consensus Standards.
SPMC’s standards provide consistency and reproducibility to the design and production of sterilizable flexible packaging and help improve understanding and communication throughout the packaging supply chain. More importantly, they help ensure the quality, performance and safety of flexible sterilization packaging.
SPMC is proud to be celebrating its
18th year of service to the sterilizable medical packaging industry. Rapid technological and material advances have defined and transformed our industry over the years, but our commitment to safety through consistency and reproducibility remains unchanged.
Click here… for a quick look back through our organization’s milestones, and the concurrent medical breakthroughs that were taking place along the way.