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From our collaborative work with other organizations…to our participation in webcasts and other educational forums…to our editorial contributions to trade publications and journals, SPMC and its member companies are actively engaged in the promotion of best practices within the flexible sterilization packaging community.
July 6, 2021
SPMC Celebrates Inaugural Sterile Packaging Day
FPA’s Sterilization Packaging Manufacturers Council (SPMC) celebrated its first Sterile Packaging Day on March 10. The online event garnered support from all corners of the supply chain, culminating in dozens of posts, stories and videos on social media throughout the day.
May 26, 2021
Virtual Engineering Days Supported by Key Industry Associations
The Sterilization Packaging Manufacturers Council, the Society of Plastics Engineers, the California Manufacturers & Technology Association, and the Plastics Industry Association are partnering with the online event.
April 5, 2021
Sterile Medical Packaging Earns Praise
On March 10, 2021, dozens and dozens of posts on social media lauded the critical job of sterile medical packaging in helping to keep patients safe. Here are some touching memories.
March 8, 2021
Packaging Compliance Labs, LLC Celebrates Sterile Packaging Day with Video and Donation
This year, Packaging Compliance Labs, LLC is supporting SPMC's Sterile Packaging Day by celebrating sterile packaging and the medical device packaging industry. PCL has created a video asking members of their leadership team what sterile packaging means to them.
March 2, 2021
Celebrate Sterile Packaging Day and All that Sterile Packaging Affords
Members of the Sterilization Packaging Manufacturers Council share how patient safety prompted the idea for Sterile Packaging Day—as well as the council’s overall mission.
February 23, 2021
Celebrating the 1st Annual Sterile Packaging Day and the Importance of Healthcare Packaging
March 10, 2021 marks the first annual Sterile Packaging Day! To celebrate the day, Janani Bhaskar (Marketing Manager, Tyvek® Medical & Pharmaceutical Packaging) interviewed Brian Rosenberg (President, Technipaq) and Jay Virgil (VP of Sales & Marketing, Technipaq).
February 17, 2021
SPMC's Sterile Packaging Day Featured on SPOT Radio
On this episode of SPOT radio, Charlie Webb speaks with Don Alip about "Sterile Packaging Day," sponsored and brought to you by the Sterilization Packaging Manufacturers Council. Listen and learn about this exciting day of awareness that takes place on March 10th, 2021.
February 2, 2021
Inaugural Sterile Packaging Day Educates and Celebrates
The global pandemic brought well-deserved recognition to the incredible job America’s frontline healthcare heroes do, day in and day out. But people aren’t the only things making a positive impact. Sterile packaging is essential in protecting the nation’s patients, medical providers, and first responders — before, during, and well beyond the COVID-19 crisis.
January 20, 2021
Beacon Converters is Awarded ISO 13485:2016 Certification
Beacon Converters is proud to announce that it achieved ISO 13485:2016 certification on December 2, 2020.
November 10, 2020
3 Benefits of Flexible Packaging for Shipping Medical Supplies
Flexible packaging helps manufacturers strike a critical balance between durability and ease of use, whether shipping for COVID-19 or standard healthcare supply chains.
May 4, 2020
Sterile Packaging Industry Essential to Patient Safety
As the nation’s hospitals, medical providers, and first responders continue treating patients for COVID-19, the sterile flexible packaging industry is providing a critical component in the production of primary packaging in a sterile barrier system that helps to ensure the safety of life-saving medical devices.
September 6, 2019
New FAQ explores ISO 11607 and Test Method Validation
SPMC's Technical Committee addresses test method validation questions regarding ISO 11607. Click here for the full FAQ.
September 2, 2019
New Webinar on September 11: SPMC Learning Tools: A guide to gels and sterile barrier integrity measures
Packaging and quality engineers at medical device manufacturers will want to attend this informative hour-long webinar scheduled for 2:00 pm EST.
June 27, 2017
FPA Testifies Against the Section 232 Investigation on the Effect of Aluminum Imports on U.S. National Security
Aluminum foil imports necessary for the packaging industry, and without application for national defense, should be excluded from consideration
January 16, 2017
New FAQ on the Storage of Flexible Barrier Materials
SPMC adds a new FAQ on the generally recognized temperature and humidity conditions for flexible barrier materials.
June 13, 2016
Bella the Bride to be unveiled at MD&M East 2016 by Beacon Converters and DuPont Protection Solutions
Beacon Converters, Inc. and DuPont Protection Solutions are pleased to announce that Bella the Bride’s completed wedding gown, which is made of discarded DuPont™ Tyvek® for medical packaging, will be unveiled at the Medical Design & Manufacturing (MD&M) East Expo and Conference in New York City, June 14-16, 2016.
May 16, 2016
Mangar Medical Packaging Joins Forces with Oliver-Tolas® Healthcare Packaging
Mangar Medical Packaging has been acquired by Oliver-Tolas® Healthcare Packaging parent company, Oliver Products, effective May 10, 2016.
December 9, 2015
New FAQ on the Bond Strength of Cold Seal Packages
The SPMC Technical Committee addresses questions regarding the bond strength of cold seal packages.
September 8, 2015
SPMC Presenting Webinar on Package Design Missteps
Hosted by Pharmaceutical & Medical Packaging News, the 60-minute webinar entitled "Package Design Missteps: A Study of Common Medical Device Packaging Pitfalls" will be presented on September 17, 2015 on 8:00 AM PDT | 11:00 AM EDT.
September 8, 2015
SPMC presenting webinar on package design missteps
Hosted by Pharmaceutical & Medical Packaging News, the 60-minute webinar entitled “Package Design Missteps: A Study of Common Medical Device Packaging Pitfalls” will be presented by SPMC on September 17, 2015 on 8:00 AM PDT| 11:00 AM EDT.
February 13, 2015
F2096 and F1929: Redundant or Complimentary Tests?
Learn more about this issue with our latest FAQ.
February 13, 2015
F2096 and F1929: redundant or complimentary tests?
The SPMC Technical Committee addresses the question of whether F2096 and F1929 are redundant or complimentary tests? Click here for the full FAQ.
October 14, 2014
Beacon's Jackie Daly Johnson Receives Growth, Innovation & Leadership Award
Jackie Daly Johnson, President of Beacon Converters Inc., has been honored with the Growth, Innovation & Leadership Award by the NJBIZ Manufacturing Awards.
August 19, 2014
Two New FAQs Available
SPMC has released two new FAQs regarding package sterilization methods.
May 13, 2014
SPMC Adds Nine FAQs to Site
SPMC has added nine new FAQs following its participation in Pharmaceutical & Medical Packaging News' webcast titled "Sterilization: A Sterile Packaging Perspective."
May 22, 2013
Beacon Converters, Inc. named to DiversityBusiness.com’s Top 500 Women Owned Businesses in the U.S. and the Top 50 Owned Businesses in the State of NJ
Honors have been bestowed upon the nation’s finest and brightest entrepreneurs. In recognition of the momentous achievement, DiversityBusiness.com, the nation’s leading multicultural social media site, has recently acknowledged Beacon Converters, Inc. as one of the Nation’s “Top 500 Women Owned Businesses” for 2013, and “Top 50 Woman Owned Businesses in the State of New Jersey”.
May 21, 2013
Beacon Converters Receives 2013 DuPont Silver Award for Packaging Innovation
Beacon Converters received a Silver Award for Packaging Innovation at DuPont's 2013 Packaging Awards Celebration for its CardioFocus Heartlight® Medical Tray.
February 28, 2013
Beacon Converters' CardioFocus® Heart Light ® Cardiac Ablation System Balloon Catheter Die Cut Tray Awarded FPA’s 2013 Gold Award for Environmental and Sustainability Achievement and Technical Innovation
Beacon Converters, Inc. a sterilization-packaging manufacturer for the medical device and pharmaceutical industry was honored with two awards from the Flexible Packaging Association.