Tyvek® Enhances Quality of Steam Sterilizable Bags
Tyvek® can be heat-sealed to a steam sterilizable film—without the use of coatings—to make high-quality steam sterilizable bags that offer durability and clean peel features not possible with medical-grade paper.
Steam sterilizable bags made with Tyvek® can be used in both OEM and in-hospital steam sterilization processes under controlled conditions (250°F to 260°F [121°C to 127°C] at 30 psi for 30 minutes).
When processed under these controlled conditions, Tyvek® maintains its exceptional tensile strength and outstanding resistance to microbial penetration.
Unlike medical-grade paper, Tyvek® generates very few airborne particles when opened or handled. This low-linting property means that steam sterilizable bags made with Tyvek® feature a clean peel that minimizes the risk of introducing particulates into a clean environment.
Another advantage of using Tyvek® for steam sterilizable bags is that unlike medical-grade paper, Tyvek® retains its dimensional stability and high-quality visual appearance following steam sterilization under controlled conditions.
Steam sterilizable bags made with Tyvek® are suitable for the processing and protection of a wide variety of medical devices and supplies such as dressings, instruments, implants, parenterals and syringe components. Steam sterilizable bags made with Tyvek® are also well suited for stoppers, rubber-lined aluminum caps and other components used for pharmaceutical packaging that require steam sterilization.
Tyvek® for Sterile Packaging
DuPont™ Tyvek® medical and pharmaceutical packaging provides trusted durable sterile packaging choices.
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