Unique instructions for use (IFU) solution – The Thin Paper Booklet

The new standard for disposable medical device packaging – Provides outstanding usability experience, very low carbon footprint and perhaps the most cost-effective logistics.

Summary

The standard IFU (leaflet) for disposable medical device product.

Unique instructions for use (IFU) solution- The Thin Paper Booklet

  • Outstanding usability (easy to open/close)
  • 3 times more information (e.g. more languages)
  • Significant savings on shipping costs, working capital and warehousing
  • Environment friendly (less paper and more efficient logistics)

The current situation

IFUs are an essential part of disposable medical device packaging, providing:

  • Directions on how to use the product
  • Possible warnings, side effects or even mandatory legal information

The IFU paper is thick (50 – 60g/m², calipers 65 – 80µm), wood containing grade and usually folded several times. This kind of format has been the standard on last 100 years!

However, there are several issues related to IFU (leaflet) documents:

  • When the IFU is open, the size is very large and the information is difficult to find.
  • It is very unhandy to use, is very difficult to get back in the same format, and does not match with the package.
  • Limited number of language versions on the same IFU.
  • Every IFU version requires it’s own stock item number, packaging process, and space in the warehouse: Extra logistics and warehouse costs.

Unique IFU solution – The Thin Paper Booklet

Thin paper is totally different from standard IFU (leaflet) document paper:

  • It is really thin (29 – 36g/m², calipers 33 – 34µm), woodfree and usually used in Bibles and law books) and there is no any need for folding.
  • The unique thin paper IFUs (coated, high opacity) are provided in a handy booklet format.

Unique IFU solution (the Thin Paper Booklet) can be tailored to customer needs (size suitable for the current package, content as needed):

  • For the same paper volume as the standard solution, it can include 3 times more information!
  • Usability of our unique IFU solution is outstanding (easy to open/close and to find correct information e.g. table of contents with page numbers, bigger font size) compared to the standard IFU (leaflet) solution

When several languages are included in the same unique IFU document the warehouse costs will decrease (stock item numbers and the need of warehouse space will decrease, packaging processes will be simplified).

Unique IFU solution is environment friendly (less paper and more efficient logistics):

  • Manufacturing process does not require energy consuming mechanical grinding.
  • Chemical pulp process is a source of energy instead.
  • The package is lighter and smaller in size.
  • Higher quantity in one truckload or container, and lower CO2 emissions by transportations.

YOUR THINPRINTING
SPECIALIST.

We are one of Europe’s leading printing houses specialized in printing on thin and ultrathin paper. Our concept fits the needs of global businesses perfectly: currently 80% of our deliveries go to customers in almost 30 countries, and the Booklet has already been distributed in all continents.

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