The XTray is a completely developed plastic thread carrier for medical suture material. There are two important advantages for users of this technology:
The XTray is a fully developed and thoroughly tested primary packaging system for surgical sutures. In combination with the coordinated winding technology, the XTray is immediately available on the market without any additional development time and can therefore be used up to 3 years earlier than an in-house development.
Most needle-thread combinations can be handled and combined with the XTray. This provides the XTray with great flexibility, making it competitive with the available products of the market leaders.
The XTray provides a complete production and processing concept that can be fully automated and used accordingly - from the pre-printed LID on carrier strips to the appropriate printing technology concept. Integration into existing software systems is also possible. The LID can be individually tailored to the customer's design (marketing) and information requirements. If required for technical reasons, the external dimensions can also be adapted.
As with the XTray, DS Technology sets the same high standard for all of its concepts and innovations: speed to market. This guarantees that customers can launch their products very quickly after deciding in favor of the concept offered by DST, because everything is tested, documented and completely designed. The only thing that has to be done is to adapt the system to the customer's individual product requirements (if necessary).
Incorporated in the development of the XTray and the associated expertise is the comprehensive know-how about winding techniques and all stages connected with the process such as sterilization, material shrinkage/change and extensive test phases under real conditions.
Some market leaders are already successfully using plastic trays. However, they consist of 3 components: 2 parts for the tray, 1 part for the LID. The XTray consists of only 2 parts, 1 part for the tray and 1 part for the LID. This results in great advantages in terms of production speed and material costs. Furthermore, the plastic content is up to 45% less due to the elimination of one component. A very important argument in connection with the "plastic footprint" and resource conservation.