Barger Talks Universal Packaging for Medical Components in PMP News Magazine

March 26, 2013

ELKHART, IN (March 26, 2013) – With large potential cost savings seen in terms of capital investment, warehousing space and internal resources, Barger, a turnkey designer and manufacturer of complete medical device and component packaging systems, has turned single thermoformed clamshells into universal packaging housing hundreds of SKUs for a number of customers. In this month’s Pharmaceutical and Medical Packaging News (PMP) magazine’s article “Seeking Universal Savings,” Barger discusses how universal packaging can help medical packaging engineers limit the number of validations required for designs and processes.

Universal packaging is a growing trend which can help alleviate costs and headaches for medical device and component manufacturers. With universal packaging, multiple SKUs can be configured into one package while design validations can focus on the worst case. In addition, Barger’s unique BargerGard® polyurethane materials can act as void fill which can increase the universal packaging design’s use for additional applications.

For more information about universal packaging design, contact Barger at 888.525.2845 or visit

With over 250 combined years of medical device and component packaging design and thermoforming experience, Barger, a division of Placon, provides turnkey solutions for sterile and non-sterile packaging systems. Barger’s philosophy of a “high touch”, customer-focused approach coupled with innovative design solutions has made the company one of the top 3 medical thermoformers in the US. ISO 9001 certified, Barger operates multiple clean rooms at its Elkhart, IN and corporate Madison, WI facilities.

Founded in 1966, Placon is a leading designer and manufacturer of innovative and sustainable plastic packaging for medical, food, and consumer goods products. Placon has manufacturing operations in Madison, WI; West Springfield, MA; Elkhart, IN; and Plymouth, MN, and is currently ranked #18 in the Plastics News 2020 Thermoformer Rankings. Placon delivers packaging breakthroughs that inspire better engagement between people and products. For more information, visit