Unit Dose 7 Folder Range

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  • 2014

  • Communication
    Packaging

Designed By:

  • Webstercare

Commissioned By:

Webstercare

Designed In:

Australia

We are proud of our history of innovation at Webstercare. It means we are always asking ourselves how we can improve what we do. We’ve applied this principle to our Unit Dose 7® Folder Range and the result is the first major redesign in the 30-year history of Webstercare. Unit Dose 7® offers the best medication management solution for Aged Care. It is safe, accountable and suitable for all aged care staff.


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  • The Unit Dose 7® Folder Range has been designed to improve all aspects of the user experience: - Smooth, curved edges for an improved look and feel. - Improved opening and closing function, with the addition of a third opening point. The folder can now be opened from the top left corner, as well as the bottom left corner and centre tab. - Concertina cut-outs to highlight the patented concertina blisters, which require 46%* less pressure to open.

  • The Unit Dose 7® Folder Range has been designed to improve assembly efficiency and create a standardised professional appearance: - Larger Header Card window at the top of the folder increases the valuable printed real estate available, allowing pharmacies to include their own branding. - The Folder Range is pre-labelled during the manufacturing process. This eliminates the need for the user to apply a label themselves and creates a more efficient and consistent result. - The Folder Range has been designed to seamlessly integrate with existing products within the extensive system, such as: storage solutions, blister packaging, and header card stationery.

  • The Unit Dose 7® Webstersystem® offers accountability every step of the way. The colour coding system is an important part, ensuring the dosage times are easily recognisable. Different dosage times and medication categories have different coloured folders for quick and easy identification and have also been designed to match the co-ordinating medication chart systems. The new Unit Dose 7® Folder Range features enhanced colours in easy to identify vibrant colours, which have been standardised across the range to create a more consistent and cohesive look. This creates a safer environment in an industry known for its high employee turnover.

  • The Unit Dose 7® Folder Range has been manufactured with Antimicrobial Technology that provides safe, effective and permanent protection against bacterial build-up, reducing the risk of cross-contamination of harmful species such as MRSA, E.Coli and Legionella. Vinyl labels were replaced with heat transfer foils to create a more hygienic, easy to clean surface. The risk of cross-contamination is a constant battle in hospitals and care homes worldwide. These environments are susceptible to high levels of bacteria due to the constant flow of people. This can have deadly consequences, especially when dealing with our most vulnerable people: the sick and elderly.

    The Unit Dose 7® Folder Range is an eco-friendly medication solution due to the reusable folder frame. This results in 61% reduction in waste materials ending up in landfill, when compared to the equivalent disposable system. The Folder Range uses 3% less material than the previous design and eliminates the need for extra manufacturing steps including foil stamping and vinyl label production. Having a clever mould design, which incorporates the use of inserts, means that the same tooling can be used for another product line - Webster-pak® Folders - resulting in a smarter use of resources and more efficient manufacturing.