+PLUSPAK is GE Healthcare’s innovative polymer packaging for contrast media solutions. It was designed with workplace safety, efficiency, and convenience in mind.

A landmark design doesn’t just happen. At GE Healthcare, we think carefully about every detail of our products. The +PLUSPAK polymer bottle was designed to improve workplace safety and efficiency.

+PLUSPAK packaging reduces risk of sharps injuries and enhances workplace safety

Injuries associated with glass bottles make up an estimated 16% of sharps injuries in healthcare settings. Other sharp items, such as the edges of metal bottle seals, cause an additional 15% of injuries.1

Our pharmaceutical-grade polymer bottle won’t shatter when dropped, reducing the risk of injury from broken glass.

GE Healthcare’s easy-to-open, metal-free, twist-off polypropylene cap avoids cuts from metal crimps. Our packaging was designed to be safer than glass.

Compared to glass, +PLUSPAK packaging was designed to be safer.


1. Marshall G. Radiography 2008;14:128-34.

Workplace Efficiency

  • Environmentally Friendly Packaging

    +PLUSPAK supports environmentally friendly packaging

    Less hazardous waste disposal
    In a unit that uses 20 100-mL bottles every day,

    • Glass bottles generate 1.9 kg of waste
    • Polypropylene only generates 0.3 kg of waste1

    That's a weight difference of 83% in favor of +PLUSPAK, with clear benefits for the cost of waste disposal.1

    Fully recyclable
    +PLUSPAK packaging contains 0% phthalate and meets the requirements of the US Pharmacopoeia. Polypropylene is an environmentally friendly solution that is fully recyclable without harmful emissions. By choosing polypropylene over glass, the use of +PLUSPAK2:

    • Results in 54% lower life-cycle greenhouse gas emissions
    • Requires 45% lower cumulative energy over its life cycle
    • Results in 61% lower impact on ecosystem quality

    Polypropylene bottles require less secondary packaging, further reducing your carbon footprint.


    1. Marshall G. Radiography 2008;14:128-34.
    2. Dhaliwal H, Browne M, Flanagan W, Laurin L, Hamilton M. A life cycle assessment of packaging options for contrast media delivery: comparing polymer bottle vs. glass bottle. Int J Life Cycle Assess. 2014;19:1965-1973.

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