Tyvek®: Standard of Excellence for Medical Packaging
For more than 40 years, Tyvek® has been helping to protect the health of literally millions of patients worldwide by helping to keep medical devices that start sterile to stay sterile.
Recognized as a standard of excellence in healthcare packaging, Tyvek® is used in virtually every form of sterile medical packaging and a wide variety of pharmaceutical packaging applications—both sterile and non-sterile. Tyvek® styles for medical packaging and pharmaceutical packaging applications are manufactured to rigorous quality standards to meet the unique requirements of these highly regulated industries. Extensive compliance data established by the DuPont network of regulatory affairs experts is available to help you develop and validate the most appropriate medical packaging and pharmaceutical packaging solutions with Tyvek®. In addition, members of the DuPont Medical and Pharmaceutical Protection Team are available globally to help provide packaging science support.
INFORMATION & IDEAS
- Low Lint Means Reduced Risk
Meeting Regulatory Requirements
DuPont™ Tyvek® medical and pharmaceutical packaging styles comply with the materials portion of ISO 11607-1:2006(R)2010 and meet all the acceptable performance criteria for bio-compatibility and other regulatory requirements.
- Measuring Properties of Tyvek®
- Heat Sealing Guidelines
- Medical Packaging Design Essentials
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).
USES AND APPLICATIONS
Tyvek® for Header Bags
Header bags made with Tyvek® enable ethylene oxide (EO) sterilization of otherwise non-breathable film-film packages and foil pouches, which are used for some medical devices and procedure kits that require a barrier to light, oxygen or moisture.