Sharpak — where safety always comes first.

Sharpak® is the brand of clinical waste bins owned by Inpress, a leading medical packaging company and a wholly owned, family-run business based in Littlehampton on the south coast of the UK.

Our entire range is produced in our new 15,000 sq. feet centralised factory to maintain complete control and oversight. Our production runs 24/5 to ensure we meet our commitments to service our customers across the globe.

Sharpak code red product range
Proper sharps disposal is vital to the running of a hygienic and safe clinical establishment

Why choose us?

Proper sharps disposal is vital to the running of a hygienic and safe clinical establishment. Even a minor mistake can lead to the transfer of contagions or other potentially harmful substances to clinical staff, facilities workers or even patients. UK government regulations* state that ‘all employers are required under health and safety law to ensure that appropriate preventative and control measures are in place.’ For this reason, thousands of hospitals, clinicians, and vets throughout the UK and across three global continents choose our Sharpak® products.

When safety really matters, put your trust in Sharpak®.

*The Health and Safety (Sharp Instruments in Healthcare) Regulations 2013

Safety

The foundations of our product range are based on safety. We created our unique, patented VisiLOCK® lid closing technology to ensure that once the used sharps are dropped into the wide aperture of our Sharpak® bin, the lid can be easily turned, even with one hand, to close and securely lock it. With an audible click, a protruding red spring-loaded button becomes clearly visible providing the reassurance the unit is locked and completely safe for handling. This feature is available on all the Sharpak® 18, 35, 60, 120 and 220 containers.

The various stages of Sharpak VisiLOCK access

Sharps and clinical waste containers are classified as dangerous goods containers and as such they must be type tested and approved, classified under UN 3291 in accordance with CDGCPL2, meeting the approval requirements for the packaging and transportation of used sharps and general clinical waste contaminated with unspecified infectious substances. We have successfully gained UN type approval of all our products providing the reassurance our products are completely safe.

Quality

Sharpak® was developed in conjunction with the UK’s NHS in the 1980’s, and since then have remained at the forefront of research and development, working with infection prevention professionals to meet the needs of an exacting clinical user base. We were one of the first companies to manufacture a range of sharps containers approved to the British Standards BS 7320:1990 and we adhere to strict ISO and UN standards. Our highly energy efficient, robotic assembly lines provide consistent, certified high quality and keep our prices competitive.

Sharpak was developed in conjunction with the UK’s NHS
Our aim is to ensure safety for all

Low Cost

Our aim is to ensure safety for all and to achieve this, our products must be affordable. Our innovative 24/5 production methods ensure we are able to deliver a safe, quality product at an affordable price wherever you are in the world.

Sustainability

Our mission is to provide a path to the new zero and as such we have committed to reducing product wastage, energy, and polymer content as well as improving quality, efficiency, and the use of recycled materials. We reached our ambitious climate change levy commitments 3 years early, meaning we use 20% less energy to process each tonne of plastic.

Our mission is to provide a path to the new zero
Through our established network of global distributors, we can supply our products across three continents

International reach

Through our established network of global distributors, we can supply our products across three continents. As modern medical hygiene methods spread throughout the developing world, more health authorities are looking to invest in reliable sharps disposal equipment. For international enquiries Contact Us.