And thus, Inspired by Nature’s efficiency, we’ve developed a way to make contact lenses entirely inside their concave blister-pack. Reducing our environmental impact, cutting costs and improving hygiene standards as part of the process. And we’ve named it INPAC.
What is INPAC?
INPAC is a unique process by which we manufacture and package your lens in one pack - the same pack you receive through your letterbox.
Traditionally in cast moulding, once the lens was manufactured in its pair of forming moulds and checked, it would then be lifted from them and transferred into a third mould (which are made separately), before sealing and sterilising the lens inside. We’ve done away with this old 3 mould system of making contact lenses, using only 2 moulds.
INPAC removes all that handling - the lens is formed, hydrated, sealed and sterilised in its original mould. Watch this short video to find out more about the process.
Cutting Down On Plastic Waste
At daysoft®, we're committed to innovation, development and the future. The sustainability of our business and our effect on the environment is at the forefront of our plans. That's why the new INPAC packaging does away with excess material and dramatically cuts down on the amount of plastic waste.
And it’s not just our packaging that uses less plastic, it’s the manufacturing process itself. Unlike the old 3-mould system used by other contact lens brands, we only use two moulds - your lens is formed, hydrated and packaged in one of those moulds. And so, the mould we use to form the lens becomes the pack, reducing manufacturing waste.
'A revolutionary new packaging system which reduces plastic waste by up to 50%.'
This innovative approach to manufacture and packaging has reduced the plastic waste of our contact lenses by up to 50%. Which means the plastic content of our lenses are currently around a third less than that of other manufacturers. On top of that, all excess material from our manufacturing process is recovered on site and upcycled.
Driving Down Costs And Improving Standards
As well as reducing plastic waste, INPAC has the added benefit of reducing the labour intensive aspects of transferring our contact lenses from their production moulds into their final blister packs. The production moulding and the blister pack are one and the same.
Streamlining the process in this way means we can pass on the cost-savings to you. That’s why we can offer high quality contact lenses at a fraction of the price of our competitors.
And we do that without compromising on standards. In fact, the INPAC process actually improves hygiene and quality standards. The lens is never handled during manufacture, remaining in the same container throughout the process. There is no risk of it being damaged during transferral to a separate blister-pack, because there is no need to transfer it. The lens is never exposed to any liquid until it’s hydrated in saline in its blister-pack then sealed in foil and sterilised.
So you can be secure in the knowledge that your daysoft® lenses are made to the highest industry standards.
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