We’ve spoken previously about the performance and time savings benefits of the dissolvable film packaging for medical waste solidifiers. However, there are additional benefits to these packs; notably surrounding the storage and shipping aspects when compared to traditional bottle products.
When viewed side-by-side, it quickly becomes evident that dissolvable film packs are a much more efficient method of packaging the OR suction canister medical waste solidified.
The Cost of Size in Bottles and Packs
When looking at the products for solidification of 1000cc of waste fluid, the dissolvable film pack takes up 60+% less shelf space than the bottle. This may not be significant on a single item, however when scaled to case and pallet volumes of material, big savings can be realized in shelf and storeroom space. Savings add up when including shipping efficiency and cost as well, with both having financial impacts on a medical facility's bottom line.
In the table below, we compare the shelf footprint and warehouse volume requirements for a single case of product in pack vs bottle packaging for the 4 most common product sizes.
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With Medical Office Building space being some of the most expensive space available, savings of even a few square feet on a shelf can quickly add up over the course of a year. Likewise for freight, due to the inefficient nature of packing bottles, much of the space within a case of bottles is just air. No one wants to fork out additional cash for shipping air. Freight costs have risen rapidly over the course of the last 12-18 months, and there appears to be no relief in sight.
If you are running out of space in your medical storage room, or just want to save money, please contact Zappa Stewart to learn more about the benefits of dissolvable film packs vs bottles for your OR suction canister waste solidification needs.