Tyvek® Roll Stock for Packaging Protects Lightweight Devices
Tyvek® roll stock for packaging is well suited for use on automated form-fill-seal equipment to package low-profile, lightweight and high-volume medical devices. It offers ease of use and provides superior protection.
Tyvek® roll stock for packaging can be coated, printed inline, perforated or slit down into smaller rolls. Compared to medical-grade papers, Tyvek® roll stock for packaging features exceptional resistance to breakage, an important advantage when used in form-fill-seal equipment.
Tyvek® is an extremely flexible roll stock packaging material that won’t break or tear as easily as medical-grade papers. This resiliency, combined with the inherent strength of Tyvek®, helps ensure that form-fill-seal packaging lines run smoothly, without significant downtime due to material failures.
Tyvek® roll stock for packaging provides outstanding protection for a wide range of products, including medical gowns and drapes, syringes and catheters. It offers outstanding resistance to microbial penetration, significantly reduced risk of package failure, compatibility with a broad range of sterilization methods and a low risk of device contamination.
Even under the most rigorous conditions in highly contaminated environments, Tyvek® roll stock for packaging is highly resistant to bacterial spores and other contaminating microorganisms.
The tough, continuous filaments of Tyvek® roll stock for packaging help protect package integrity from both product breakthrough inside and rough handling outside. Because of its high strength, Tyvek® roll stock for packaging resists breakage during processing.
Unlike medical-grade papers and films, Tyvek® roll stock for packaging is compatible with all of the most commonly used sterilization methods: ethylene oxide (EO), gamma, electron-beam, steam (under controlled conditions) or newer methods (such as low-temperature oxidative sterilization).
The unique structure of Tyvek® roll stock for packaging—tough, continuous filaments—creates both a tortuous path for superior microbial barrier and excellent strength properties. It also means that Tyvek® roll stock for packaging generates very few airborne particles when sterile packaging is opened or handled, or during cutting in a packaging cleanroom.
INFORMATION & IDEAS
- Guidelines for Printing on Tyvek®
- Tyvek® vs. Medical-Grade Papers
Tyvek® Retains Sterility after Aging
After terminal sterilization, Tyvek® can maintain the sterility of medical devices for at least five years, enhancing the sustainability of a medical product because it can be stored for long periods with no need to re-sterilize or re-package.
- Proven Microbial Barrier Protection
Lab Chosen for Package Testing
DuPont Medical and Pharmaceutical Protection selected Nelson Laboratories as the independent testing lab that will perform the medical package testing for the DuPont™ Tyvek® Medical Packaging Transition Project (MPTP).
- Advancing the Science of Protection
- Tyvek® Plays Role in HAI Prevention
- Measuring Properties of Tyvek®
- Heat Sealing Guidelines
- Low Lint Means Reduced Risk
- Wet or Dry, Tyvek® Outperforms Paper
- Low Risk of Device Contamination