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Nelipak Healthcare Packaging to Exhibit and Present at Med-Tech Innovation Expo 2019

Meet New UK Account Manager in Booth H30; Explore How Simulation Can Help Address Real-Time Packaging Issues

WHO: Nelipak® Healthcare Packaging (“Nelipak”), a full-service global provider of custom thermoformed packaging that provides superior protection for medical devices and pharmaceuticals.

WHAT: Visit Nelipak Healthcare Packaging in Booth H30 during the Med-Tech Innovation Expo, May 15-16, to meet the newest member of the team, Luke Russell, UK account manager. Luke will be working together with Nelipak’s director of strategic sales, Angela Shotton, to serve UK customers. Prior to joining Nelipak, Luke was responsible for developing the marketing department for B.Hepworth and Co. Ltd and eventually transitioned to sales, where he steadily grew and diversified the company’s core customer portfolio (spanning rail/marine/defence/automotive/art and medical). By the end of his tenure at Hepworth, Luke was managing the sales division of Hepworth Fabrications, where he was directly responsible for the needs of a core group of customers with a growing turnover of around £4million.

Luke is available for meetings at the show for those who would like to learn more about Nelipak’s innovative design, development, and manufacturing capabilities and how they can be applied to today’s packaging challenges.

Additionally, Nelipak’s Sean Egan, director of global marketing, will present at the conference’s Introducing Stage 16th May from 13:30 – 13:50 on “Developing simulation to tackle real-time packaging issues.” This presentation will cover the development of simulation for thermoformed custom packaging, design and product integrity testing, predicted behavior and performance, and first prototype samples. The session will also examine how simulation can provide data on material thickness during forming and how it can impact drop testing and reduce material gauge towards more sustainable solutions.

Contact hillary.costa@svmpr.com for a media briefing.

WHERE:
Med-Tech Innovation Expo
Booth H30
NEC Birmingham, UK
Register here.

WHEN: The event will take place May 15-16, 2019.

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About Nelipak® Healthcare Packaging

With facilities in Cranston, RI; Phoenix, AZ; Whitehall, PA; Venray, the Netherlands; Galway, Ireland; Humacao, Puerto Rico; and San Jose, Costa Rica, Nelipak® Healthcare Packaging designs, develops and manufactures custom thermoformed packaging products that provide superior protection for medical devices and pharmaceuticals. The company offers medical trays and blisters, surgical procedure trays, pharmaceutical handling trays, custom-built sealing machines and other value-added services. Nelipak’s customers consist of some of the largest and most reputable medical device and pharmaceutical companies in the world. Nelipak is focused on delivering superior quality and customer experience through world-class manufacturing at each of its locations. More information about Nelipak can be found at www.nelipak.com.

Nelipak® Healthcare Packaging is a trade name of Nelipak® Corporation.

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Nelipak Healthcare Packaging and OPTEL Partner to Demonstrate New Seal Inspection Technology Concept for Vacuum-Formed Trays at MedtecLIVE 2019

Cranston, RI, (May 7, 2019) Nelipak® Healthcare Packaging (“Nelipak”), a full-service global provider of custom thermoformed packaging that provides superior protection for medical devices and pharmaceuticals, has entered into an agreement of intent with OPTEL GROUP, a leading global provider of vision inspection and traceability systems, to explore commercial opportunities to bring a new seal inspection technology to the medical device market.

When it comes to medical devices, the quality of the packaging seal is paramount to maintaining the necessary sterility of the entire product. Leveraging OPTEL’s technology and Nelipak’s deep understanding of the healthcare packaging market’s sealing needs, the two companies are pursuing commercialization of a solution that will allow the quality of a seal to be verified in real time, controlled environments while detecting contaminants and other anomalies such as creases. The process will take only seconds, minimizing impact on production and OEE figures, while also eliminating the risk of human error during visual inspection.

“Foreign-body contaminants or poorly sealed vacuum-formed trays can create major setbacks for getting a product to market or cause time-consuming and costly product recalls,” said Michael Butler, senior account director at OPTEL. “The market stands to benefit significantly from a more precise and consistent method of inspecting and validating seal quality using algorithms preconfigured to a company’s exact specifications.”

“We are solely focused on understanding the specific needs and stringent requirements of the healthcare packaging market in the design and manufacture of rigid trays sealed on Nelipak heat tray sealers and other platforms,” said Seán Egan, director of global marketing at Nelipak. “We’re pleased to apply our deep understanding of sealing processes and challenges to working with OPTEL to bring to market a highly efficient and effective way to ensure seal quality.”

Both companies will be exhibiting at MedtecLIVE May 21-23, 2019 in Nuremberg, Germany. Nelipak will be showcasing its end-to-end capabilities for the design and development of customized thermoformed packaging in Hall 9/9-303, as well as its custom-built cleanroom sealing machines for medical device and pharmaceutical thermoformed blisters and trays. OPTEL will be providing a European preview of the ISO 7-compliant seal inspection technology in Hall 9/9-649.

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About Nelipak® Healthcare Packaging

With facilities in Cranston, RI; Phoenix, AZ; Whitehall, PA; Venray, the Netherlands; Galway, Ireland; Humacao, Puerto Rico; and San Jose, Costa Rica, Nelipak® Healthcare Packaging designs, develops and manufactures custom thermoformed packaging products that provide superior protection for medical devices and pharmaceuticals. The company offers medical trays and blisters, surgical procedure trays, pharmaceutical handling trays, custom-built sealing machines and other value-added services. Nelipak’s customers consist of some of the largest and most reputable medical device and pharmaceutical companies in the world. Nelipak is focused on delivering superior quality and customer experience through world-class manufacturing at each of its locations. More information about Nelipak can be found at www.nelipak.com.

Nelipak® Healthcare Packaging is a trade name of Nelipak® Corporation.

 

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About OPTEL GROUP

OPTEL, a leading global provider of vision inspection and traceability systems, is the only company with the ability to offer true end-to-end traceability—from raw materials to the end user. OPTEL provides cost-effective, turnkey solutions to ensure the quality and integrity of products, comply with legislation, help stop counterfeiting, reduce waste and secure patient safety.

Founded in 1989, OPTEL is a Certified B Corporation headquartered in Canada, with facilities in the United States, Ireland, India and Brazil, as well as employees worldwide.

For more information, visit www.optelgroup.com.

Nelipak Marketing Contact:
Seán Egan
Director of Global Marketing
Nelipak Healthcare Packaging
+353-91-709-163
sean.egan@nelipak.com

OPTEL Marketing Contact:

Lorena Ruelas
Marketing Leader, Medical Devices

OPTEL GROUP
+1 418 688 0334 #6402
lorena.ruelas@optelgroup.com

Press Contact:

Jordan Bouclin
SVM Public Relations
401-490-9700
jordan.bouclin@svmpr.com

 

Nelipak Named As A Winner of Medical Design & Outsourcing’s “Leadership in Medtech 2018”

Nelipak Healthcare Packaging has been named by Medical Design & Outsourcing as their “Leadership in Medtech 2018” winner in the “Product Development” category. A key component of Nelipak’s global success in packaging product development is the company’s 100% healthcare-focused design and engineering teams, who customize and optimize medical and pharmaceutical packaging to meet the stringent needs of every customer.

Nelipak’s designers apply their expertise to the development of solutions that deliver on performance, functionality, and product protection. The designers use CAD/CAM systems and sketch tablets to visualize the sequence of use in storyboards. As a true packaging partner, our designers involve the customer in every step of the process, from inception to completion.

Click here for more information about the design and development services that Nelipak provides.

Nelipak Healthcare Packaging Expands Operations in Humacao, Puerto Rico

Cranston, RI, (November 27, 2018) Nelipak® Healthcare Packaging (“Nelipak”), a full-service global provider of custom thermoformed packaging that provides superior protection for medical devices and pharmaceuticals, has unveiled significant enhancements to its manufacturing facility in Humacao, Puerto Rico which will result in greater manufacturing capabilities and approximately 65 jobs. Renovations included the addition of a new control room and a Class 8 Cleanroom at the 67,250 square feet location in Humacao Industrial Park.

Headquartered in Cranston, RI, Nelipak has eight healthcare packaging facilities around the world and employs approximately 750 people in the United States, Netherlands, Ireland and Costa Rica.  In Puerto Rico, there are presently approximately 65 workers, with the company committed to maintaining a strong presence there in support of its customers.

“We are excited about the enhancements to our site in Humacao and continue to invest significantly in our operations in Puerto Rico because of the island’s proximity to our customers and the quality of the local work force,” said Mike Kelly, President and CEO of Nelipak. “The Puerto Rico Industrial Development Company (PRIDCO) has been very supportive as we look to boost our operations in the region, and we look forward to being able to serve our customers even better from Humacao thanks to these latest renovations.”

“Nelipak’s new enhancements in Humacao will create jobs specific to the thermoformed healthcare packaging industry. The generation of employment opportunities for our work force represents new hope to continue our path to the economic development of Puerto Rico,” Manuel A. Laboy Rivera, secretary of Commerce and Economic Development (DDEC).

Nelipak recently hosted an open house for invited delegates to tour the renovated facility and see the latest enhancements to Nelipak’s packaging capabilities.

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About Nelipak® Healthcare Packaging

With facilities in Cranston, RI; Phoenix, AZ: Whitehall, PA; Liberty, NC; Venray, the Netherlands; Galway, Ireland; Humacao, Puerto Rico; and San Jose, Costa Rica, Nelipak® Healthcare Packaging designs, develops and manufactures custom thermoformed packaging products that provide superior protection for medical devices and pharmaceuticals.  The company offers medical trays and blisters, surgical procedure trays, pharmaceutical handling trays, custom built sealing machines and other value-added services.  Nelipak’s customers consist of some of the largest and most reputable medical device and pharmaceutical companies in the world.  Nelipak is focused on delivering superior quality and customer experience through world class manufacturing at each of its locations. More information about Nelipak can be found at www.nelipak.com.

Nelipak® Healthcare Packaging is a trade name of Nelipak® Corporation.

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Seán Egan
Director of Global Marketing
Nelipak Healthcare Packaging
+353-91-709-163
Sean.egan@nelipak.com

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SVM Public Relations
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Nelipak Healthcare Packaging to Highlight Capabilities for Optimizing Medical Packaging Design at COMPAMED 2018

WHO: Nelipak® Healthcare Packaging (“Nelipak”), a full-service global provider of custom thermoformed packaging that provides superior protection for medical devices and pharmaceuticals.

WHAT: At COMPAMED, Nelipak will be in Hall 8B / J17 showcasing how its in-house design, development and manufacturing capabilities can be applied to today’s packaging challenges to create optimized custom solutions that are ideal for even the most stringent healthcare environments. The company will also be featuring its custom-built sealing machines for medical device and pharmaceutical thermoformed blisters and trays.

Additionally, the Nelipak team will be available to discuss how volume studies provide a clear understanding of the loading factor for product shipping from the thermoformer to the OEM, leading to potential reduction in shipping loads.

For a briefing contact Sage Morander at sage.morander@svmpr.com.

WHERE:
COMPAMED
Hall 8B / J17
Düsseldorf Exhibition Centre
Düsseldorf, Germany

WHEN: COMPAMED will take place from November 12-15, 2018.

About Nelipak® Healthcare Packaging
With facilities in Cranston, RI; Phoenix, AZ: Whitehall, PA; Liberty, NC; Venray, the Netherlands; Galway, Ireland; Juncos & Humacao, Puerto Rico; and Heredia, Costa Rica, Nelipak® Healthcare Packaging designs, develops and manufactures custom thermoformed packaging products that provide superior protection for medical devices and pharmaceuticals. The company offers medical trays and blisters, surgical procedure trays, pharmaceutical handling trays, custom built sealing machines and other value added services. Nelipak’s customers consist of some of the largest and most reputable medical device and pharmaceutical companies in the world. Nelipak is focused on delivering superior quality and customer experience through world class manufacturing at each of its locations. More information about Nelipak can be found at www.nelipak.com.

Nelipak® Healthcare Packaging is a trade name of Nelipak® Corporation.

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Director of Global Marketing
Nelipak Healthcare Packaging
+353-91-709-163
Sean.egan@nelipak.com

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Sage Morander
SVM Public Relations
401-490-9700
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Nelipak’s Angela Shotton on Jury for Esteemed De Gouden Noot 2018 Packaging Innovation Contest

Nelipak’s Director of Strategic Sales for UK & Asia Pacific, Angela Shotton, has been invited by the NVC Netherlands Packaging Centre to participate on the jury for this year’s prestigious De Gouden Noot, the world’s most competitive packaging innovation contest.

De Gouden Noot stimulates ‘holistic’ innovations in packaging and packaged products. Each entry is judged rigorously on its over-all level of innovation.

The first of two jury rounds will take place Thursday, June 28th and Friday, June 29th, followed by a second round of judging on October 17th. The Award Ceremony will take place in conjunction with the Annual Meeting of Members at the A’DAM Tower in Amsterdam on November 22, 2018. Winning the contest brings a wealth of international publicity and acknowledges the work put in to the packaging.

Visit www.degoudennoot.com for more information.

Ernst & Young LLP (EY) Announces Nelipak CEO Mike Kelly as Entrepreneur of the Year® 2018 Award Finalist for New England Region

BOSTON, MA – June 4, 2018 – EY today announced that Mike Kelly, president and CEO of Nelipak® Healthcare Packaging (“Nelipak”), a full-service global provider of custom thermoformed packaging that provides superior protection for medical devices and pharmaceuticals, is a finalist for the Entrepreneur of the Year® 2018 Award in the New England program. The awards recognize entrepreneurs who are excelling in areas such as innovation, financial performance and personal commitment to their businesses and communities.

Mr. Kelly was selected as a finalist by a panel of independent judges. Now in its 32nd year, the program has expanded to recognize business leaders in more than 145 cities and more than 60 countries throughout the world.

“It is an honor to be a finalist for this prestigious award,” said Mr. Kelly. “Nelipak is proud of our long history of developing innovative medical packaging solutions for our medical device and pharmaceutical customers.  We have a strong team at Nelipak and this recognition is a testament to their hard work and commitment to our customers.”

Award winners will be announced at a special gala event on June 28, 2018 at the Westin Boston Waterfront. Regional award winners are eligible for consideration for the Entrepreneur of the Year National competition. Award winners in several national categories, as well as the Entrepreneur of the Year National Overall Award winner, will be announced at the Entrepreneur of the Year National Awards gala in Palm Springs, California, on November 10, 2018. The awards are the culminating event of the Strategic Growth Forum®, the nation’s most prestigious gathering of high-growth, market-leading companies.

Sponsors

Founded and produced by EY, the Entrepreneur of the Year Awards are nationally sponsored in the US by SAP America, the Kauffman Foundation and Merrill Corporation.

In the New England region, gold sponsors also include Boston Private Bank, fama PR, the Isenberg School of Management at the University of Massachusetts Amherst, Nixon Peabody, True Search, and Woodruff Sawyer. New England silver sponsors include Chatham Financial, Empire Valuation Consultants, Morgan Lewis, Sullivan & Worcester, and T3 Advisors.

About Nelipak® Healthcare Packaging
With facilities in Cranston, RI; Phoenix, AZ: Whitehall, PA; Liberty, NC; Venray, the Netherlands; Galway, Ireland; Juncos & Humacao, Puerto Rico; and San Jose, Costa Rica, Nelipak® Healthcare Packaging designs, develops and manufactures custom thermoformed packaging products that provide superior protection for medical devices and pharmaceuticals.  The company offers medical trays and blisters, surgical procedure trays, pharmaceutical handling trays, custom built sealing machines and other value-added services. Nelipak’s customers consist of some of the largest and most reputable medical device and pharmaceutical companies in the world.  Nelipak is focused on delivering superior quality and customer experience through world class manufacturing at each of its locations. More information about Nelipak can be found at www.nelipak.com. Nelipak® Healthcare Packaging is a trade name of Nelipak® Corporation.

About Entrepreneur of the Year®
Entrepreneur of the Year®, founded by EY, is the world’s most prestigious business awards program for entrepreneurs, chosen from an independent panel of judges including entrepreneurs and prominent leaders from business, finance, and the local community. The program makes a difference through the way it encourages entrepreneurial activity among those with potential and recognizes the contribution of people who inspire others with their vision, leadership and achievement. As the first and only truly global awards program of its kind, Entrepreneur of the Year celebrates those who are building and leading successful, growing and dynamic businesses, recognizing them through regional, national and global awards programs in more than 145 cities and more than 60 countries. ey.com/eoy

About EY
EY is a global leader in assurance, tax, transaction and advisory services. The insights and quality services we deliver help build trust and confidence in the capital markets and in economies the world over. We develop outstanding leaders who team to deliver on our promises to all of our stakeholders. In so doing, we play a critical role in building a better working world for our people, for our clients and for our communities.

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Marketing Contact:
Seán Egan
Director of Global Marketing
Nelipak Healthcare Packaging
+353-91-709-163
Sean.egan@nelipak.com

Press Contact:
Jordan Bouclin
SVM Public Relations
401-490-9700
Jordan.bouclin@svmpr.com

Nelipak Healthcare Packaging to Showcase Capabilities for Custom Thermoformed Healthcare Packaging at MD&M East 2018

WHO: Nelipak® Healthcare Packaging (“Nelipak”), a full-service global provider of custom thermoformed packaging that provides superior protection for medical devices and pharmaceuticals.

WHAT: At MD&M East, Nelipak will be available in booth #1657 to discuss how the company’s innovative design, development and manufacturing capabilities can be applied to today’s packaging challenges to create optimized custom solutions that are ideal for even the most stringent healthcare environments.

Nelipak’s in-house design, development, prototyping, manufacturing and quality teams provide turnkey solutions to help customers take packaging projects from concept to reality. The company also offers a range of custom-built sealing machines for medical device and pharmaceutical thermoformed blisters and trays, such as its new NX-B rotary tray and blister lid heat sealers.

For a briefing contact Sage Morander at sage.morander@svmpr.com.

WHERE:
MD&M East
Booth #1657
Jacob K. Javits Convention Center
New York, NY

WHEN: MD&M East 2018 will take place from June 12-14, 2018.

About Nelipak® Healthcare Packaging
With facilities in Cranston, RI; Phoenix, AZ: Whitehall, PA; Liberty, NC; Venray, the Netherlands; Galway, Ireland; Juncos & Humacao, Puerto Rico; and Heredia, Costa Rica, Nelipak® Healthcare Packaging designs, develops and manufactures custom thermoformed packaging products that provide superior protection for medical devices and pharmaceuticals. The company offers medical trays and blisters, surgical procedure trays, pharmaceutical handling trays, custom built sealing machines and other value added services. Nelipak’s customers consist of some of the largest and most reputable medical device and pharmaceutical companies in the world. Nelipak is focused on delivering superior quality and customer experience through world class manufacturing at each of its locations. More information about Nelipak can be found at www.nelipak.com.

Nelipak® Healthcare Packaging is a trade name of Nelipak® Corporation.

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Marketing Contact:
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Director of Global Marketing
Nelipak Healthcare Packaging
+353-91-709-163
Sean.egan@nelipak.com

Press Contact:
Sage Morander
SVM Public Relations
401-490-9700
sage.morander@svmpr.com

Nelipak Healthcare Packaging Announces Freestanding Rotary Medical Tray and Blister Heat Sealers

Machine Portfolio Also Includes Enhanced PLC Controlled and Analog Sealers

Cranston, RI, (April 16, 2018) Nelipak® Healthcare Packaging (“Nelipak”), a full-service global provider of custom thermoformed packaging that provides superior protection foNX-B rotary tray and blister lid heat sealersr medical devices and pharmaceuticals, announces the availability of freestanding, easy-to-operate NX-B rotary tray and blister lid heat sealers. The flexible, customizable machines meet the demands of high volume production runs or mixed short runs requiring quick turn-around of both sealing tools and machine settings.

NX-B rotary tray sealers are part of Nelipak’s collection of CE marked custom made sealing machines, ideal for Class 7 cleanroom operations. Nelipak’s machines seal a variety of coated lid materials including Tyvek®, paper, film or foil and ensure validated seals when used in conjunction with the company’s matching sealing dies, blisters and tools.

The NX-B machines are available in two and four station versions and are tailored to meet customers’ specific sealing needs. Other notable features include PLC controls with options for in-line lid stock pick and place, robotic handling of trays, and in-line printing of lids. Nelipak’s sealers are reliable and easy to maintain and feature quick tool change sealing dies and profiled heat plates with RFID readable tags linked to machine recipes.

“We are pleased to offer a range of custom medical tray and blister lid heat sealing machines to best accommodate our customers’ unique needs – all backed with on-site training, service visits, machine calibration and validation services,” said Seán Egan, director of global marketing, Nelipak Healthcare Packaging. “The NX-B rotary tray sealers are a valuable addition to our portfolio. Ensuring quick turnaround between jobs, these sealers are ideal for larger volumes runs.”

Nelipak has also recently enhanced its popular NX-T1 PLC Controlled Sealer, which features a touch button for “hands free” sealing. The drawer automatically closes to seal trays and returns to the open position upon completion of the seal cycle.

See NX-B Rotary Sealer video.

See NX-T1 Table Top Sealer video.

Nelipak will be in booth 10H10 at Medtec Europe from April 17-19, 2018.

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About Nelipak® Healthcare Packaging

With facilities in Cranston, RI; Phoenix, AZ: Whitehall, PA; Liberty, NC; Venray, the Netherlands; Galway, Ireland; Juncos & Humacao, Puerto Rico; and San Jose, Costa Rica, Nelipak® Healthcare Packaging designs, develops and manufactures custom thermoformed packaging products that provide superior protection for medical devices and pharmaceuticals.  The company offers medical trays and blisters, surgical procedure trays, pharmaceutical handling trays, custom built sealing machines and other value added services.  Nelipak’s customers consist of some of the largest and most reputable medical device and pharmaceutical companies in the world.  Nelipak is focused on delivering superior quality and customer experience through world class manufacturing at each of its locations. More information about Nelipak can be found at www.nelipak.com.

Nelipak® Healthcare Packaging is a trade name of Nelipak® Corporation.

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Marketing Contact:

Seán Egan
Director of Global Marketing
Nelipak Healthcare Packaging
+353-91-709-163
Sean.egan@nelipak.com

Press Contact:

Jordan Bouclin
SVM Public Relations
401-490-9700
Jordan.bouclin@svmpr.com

Nelipak Team Participates in Native Health Community Event in Phoenix, AZ

Last week, the Nelipak team took some time out from our global sales meeting in Phoenix, AZ, to participate in an event for Native Health, which provides holistic, patient-centered, culturally sensitive health and wellness services to Native American families in the Phoenix area.  Approximately one in seven families currently struggle to put enough food on the table and are reliant for support in the form of box packs from Native Health.

Our team values the opportunity to help give back to the community and was pleased to be able to help Native Health put together sponsored food packs with essentials to feed over 200 people.

Find out more about Native Health at https://www.nativehealthphoenix.org/native-health