Pharmaceutical Packaging with Tyvek®

Trusted Protection for Pharmaceutical Products

Recognized as a standard of excellence in healthcare packaging, DuPont™ Tyvek® is used in virtually every form of sterile medical packaging and a wide variety of pharmaceutical packaging applications—both sterile and non-sterile.

Made of tough, continuous filaments of high-density polyethylene (HDPE), Tyvek® has inherent advantages over other materials. In fact, the unique structure of Tyvek® provides an optimum balance of properties that no other sterile packaging material can match.

Superior Microbial Barrier

Tyvek® provides the best microbial barrier of all porous medical packaging materials used today. Even under the most rigorous conditions, Tyvek® features outstanding resistance to penetration by bacterial spores and other contaminating microorganisms.

Significantly Reduced Risk of Package Failure

The tough, continuous filaments of Tyvek® help protect package integrity—even during rough handling. Tyvek® does not puncture easily and tears do not readily propagate if a package is nicked.

Clean Peel

Tyvek® enhances the presentation and ease-of-use of sterile and non-sterile products in peel pouches, header bags and tray and lid configurations.  Due to its unique structure, Tyvek® generates very few airborne particles when packages are opened or handled. This clean peel minimizes the risk of introducing particulates (contaminants) into the sterile field.

Outstanding Moisture Resistance

Unlike medical-grade paper, Tyvek® has outstanding moisture resistance. In fact, water in contact with Tyvek® does not wet its surface or spread; it simply remains as droplets on the surface. This helps minimize the introduction of waterborne contaminants.

Delivers Trusted Protection

With its unique balance of properties, Tyvek® is the material of choice for a wide range of pharmaceutical packaging applications, delivering trusted protection for injectable drug and vaccine products and for drug and device combination products, such as drug-coated stents.