The standards for manufacturing medical devices are rigid and must follow FDA guidelines closely. The same can be said for the containers, pouches and cartons that the devices are sterilized and transported in. For every size and shape of packaging material, there is a specific standard that must be documented via testing before the packaging is considered safe for use.
Burst testing is used to test the strength of a seal that has been attached to a container by one of several adhesives used in the industry. Using a specialized machine, air is blown into the container by way of a puncture in the lid. When the container has reached the threshold of how much air it can hold, it bursts. The machine produces a value which is then compared to the standards it must meet to satisfy quality assurance guidelines. This type of packaging testing is common … Read More