Medical

OVERVIEW

The specifications from a major medical company included producing a custom, disposable applicator that metered an exact amount of a high viscosity liquid through a small orifice. The applicator dispensed dermatological cream so it needed to be sterile, flexible and soft to the touch.

Qualifying
Materials

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Prototyping

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Equipment
Build Out

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Conclusion

As The Applicator Company™, TMP Technologies prides itself on delivering high quality applicators in a timely and cost-effective manner. The plastic base applicator for the major medical company proved to have its challenges. However, TMP’s years of experience handling and qualifying a variety of foams, nonwovens and other substrates for applicators proved to be a true value helping to expedite the design and manufacturing process.

Qualifying Materials

The project required a material that evenly distributed a cream for dermatological applications and remained sterile. Since the TMP design team has over 50 years of experience converting and assembling different foam materials, they were able to quickly target a material (felted wool) that appropriately dispensed the cream, controlled the flow of liquid and activated the substance once it was dispensed.

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Prototyping

TMP engineers began experimenting with several plastic applicator base designs that were ergonomic and able to safely house the liquid. The applicator was to be a one-time use, disposable applicator which meant the material used needed to be cost-effective for both the client and end-user.

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Equipment Build Out

After the concept was approved, the production and build out phase began. Custom machinery including presses and molds were manufactured to meet the client’s demand for their high volume requirement of applicators.

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