Thursday, August 16, 2012

Medical Supply Packaging Using Nitrogen Gas

Medical supply packaging requires that a high level of care be taken to ensure the safety, cleanliness, and sterility of the contents.  Due to the sensitive nature of the application, medical supplies must be sterilized prior to and during packaging.  Their packaging must protect the product during transportation and storage and ensure a long shelf life as well.

Why Use Nitrogen Gas with Medical Supply Packaging?

Nitrogen gas is often used with medical supply packaging for purposes of sterilization, protection, and extended freshness and shelf life.  Because N2 gas is a dry, inert gas, it can be applied to medical supply packaging to remove oxygen and eliminate the potential for moisture to develop.  Moisture would be detrimental to the product because it could allow bacteria to develop and/or alter the nature of the medical supply product over time.

Nitrogen works to purge the medical supply packaging of oxygen before it's sealed.  The product is then packaged in high purity N2 gas to help maintain its integrity, protect it during transport, ensure that it is sterile, and extend its shelf life.

How a Nitrogen Generator Can Ease the Packaging Process

Companies who specialize in medical supply packaging would benefit from the installation of a Nitrogen Generator at the plant.  The ownership of this equipment would enable the production of high purity N2 gas directly at the point of process without need for high pressure cylinders, change-outs, tank storage, gas company contracts or deliveries.  A Nitrogen Generator cuts operating costs while also providing ease-of-use and high purity N2 gas.

About South-Tek Systems

South-Tek Systems is a Nitrogen gas supplier specializing in the engineering and manufacturing of Nitrogen Generators.  Their N2 gas generating systems are used with medical supply packaging as well as a variety of applications in wide ranging industries.  Their Nitrogen Generator equipment is installed in facilities across the globe.

To learn more about South-Tek Systems and their PSA and Membrane Nitrogen Generator Systems, please visit or call directly at 888-526-6284.


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