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Prent Wins Ameristar For Pioneering Cardiac Package


Prent's AmeriStar Winning Package

JANESVILLE, WI—September 8, 2014—Prent Corporation was recently honored with a prestigious 2014 Ameristar packaging award from the Institute of Packaging Professional’s (IoPP) for a unique thermoformed package designed to hold and protect a catheter used in cardiovascular angiography.

The Packaging Engineer at the medical device company believes Prent’s “technical expertise and innovative solution to the difficult problem of securing the product’s connector was impressive.”
Joseph T. Pregont, Prent President and CEO, says, “This award is a confirmation of our ability to continually meet or exceed our customers’ packaging challenges and demands.”
It not only provides protection and support to the device, but also:
• Functions as an integral step in preparing the device for use.
• Features engravings to simplify the precise steps necessary for device use.

• Minimizes packaging costs by using a one piece retainer/cover, a down-sized footprint, thinner gauge recyclable material and existing shipping cartons and pouches.

The IoPP judging criteria was based on package innovation, sustainability, protection, economics, performance and marketing.

ABOUT PRENT CORPORATION
Prent Corporation is the world’s leading designer and producer of custom thermoformed packages for the medical device industry. Headquartered in Janesville, WI, USA—and the winner of 14 WorldStar medical packaging awards—it operates Class 8 Clean Room facilities in China, Malaysia, Puerto Rico, Costa Rica, Denmark, Arizona and Wisconsin.