Entries by Jaime James

Fruth + JB Bag

Fruth + JB Bag

Fruth Custom Plastics is pleased to announce the acquisition of JB Bag & Supply, Inc. JB Bag was established 45 years ago and has been a leader in the flexible packaging printing market while offering outstanding customer service. The acquisition will add to Fruth’s growing print capabilities and products, specifically in wicket bags and added capabilities of up to 6 color print.

We plan to build on and continue their success and welcome our new team members, customers, and vendors.

We look forward to a smooth transition and continued exceptional service to our Fruth Plastics customers.

Please note that all inquiries and orders going forward should go to sales@fruth.com.

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FDA Compliant Food Bags

FDA Compliant Food Bags

While we typically like to use these posts to showcase our latest developments and newest product lines, our clear poly bags still are the heart of our business. This week, we’d like to tell you about our FDA Compliant poly bags that can be used for food contact.

Available in any of our conversion configurations, including bottom gusset, zipper bags, flat bags, or stand up bags, the low barrier poly acts as a cost-effective water barrier, grease barrier, and dirt barrier. The bags can be constructed with hang holes, perforations, air vents, anything you need to fit your customers’ specific application.

FDA requires the use of virgin poly, and no recycled or reprocessed materials and these bags use a blend of 100% virgin LDPE and LLDPE for extra strength. Custom formulas are available upon request.

If you have a need for packaging food or require food grade films, reach out to our sales team at sales@fruth.com for a quote.

Medical Packaging Market Growth

Medical Packaging Market Growth

Fruth Plastics has been a leader and innovator in the cleanroom packaging industry for decades. Over the next 4 years, market research firm TechNavio is forecasting a $1.44 billion increase in the medical packaging industry, accounting for a compound annual growth rate of 5%. The main factor for this growth was cited to be the market growth in the US medical device industry. The US is the world leader in high tech medical device design and development and makes for a prime market for packaging distributors to find new business and new customers.

The products shown here are just a few of our medical products; some with specialty films and constructions, and some that just need to be clean to package medical products.

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  • Foil bags with low MVTR are used here to house desiccants, that go on to be used in a cleaning process for specific hospital equipment.
  • Double pocket bags, for holding samples and paperwork, without risk of contamination.
  • Specialized packaging used for insulin pumps that stay connected while in the shower.
  • One-time use outer packaging for sterilized medical equipment used in out-patient procedures.

Each of these products has a story, a unique need, and a specialized solution that Fruth Plastics was able to engineer and manufacture. When speaking to new leads in the medical device industry, if you’re faced with unique packaging challenges, or just need the most competitive price, reach out to our sales team at sales@fruth.com for a quote. We’d love to help you bring these new products to market.

Catheter Syringe Bag

Catheter Syringe Bag

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Recently, we worked with a client to develop a very niche product. The bag itself is for a medical packaging supplier, and the end use is to house a syringe for deflating a catheter, but its construction is unique. Down the left-hand side, we have a drag seal and a permanent tape, to adhere the bag and syringe on hospital machinery for access when needed. This product goes into countries around the world, so when we printed the bag, it included over 20 different languages, indicating the product and usage. Due to our new printing presses and inhouse flexographic specialists, we were able to print the small line drawing illustration of the catheter and machinery it is used with, right on the bag. In addition to the custom print, vertical drag seal, tape, and bottom seal, the end user needed a hole punch in the top right corner. With all of these configuration options, we were able to set up a single run and do the many of conversion steps in a single process, saving time and money, that we pass along to our customers.

Fruth Plastics is dedicated to bringing you the highest quality custom packaging solutions, at the most competitive price. Our processes scale from small product runs up to millions of bags at a time. Please contact Fruth for any medical packaging, cleanroom packaging, or any custom flexible packaging needs.