Setting High Standards in Pharmaceutical Packaging Materials
DuPont innovative materials, including DuPont™ Surlyn® and DuPont™ Tyvek®, supply a high standard of excellence in medical device and pharmaceutical packaging.
DuPont brings applied science innovation and regulatory knowledge to medical and pharmaceutical packaging materials including structural resins, sealant resins, and microbial barriers.
Two brands are recognized as industry standards. DuPont™ Surlyn® resins are used for forming webs and pouches in medical device packaging, while DuPont™ Tyvek® is used in virtually every form of sterile medical device packaging.
DuPont™ 20 Series resins are used in pharmaceutical bottles, vials, and ampules. DuPont™ Nucrel® is used in individual dose packages, and DuPont™ Elvax® and DuPont™ Elvaloy® AC replace PVC in non-invasive medical tubing and bag applications. DuPont™ Appeel® is used for peelable Tyvek® and blister packaging applications.
The benefits of DuPont medical and pharmaceutical packaging materials include compatibility with many sterilization methods, safety in transit, tamper resistance, and excellent film clarity. All products are manufactured according to rigorous regulatory standards.
- Tyvek® for Sterile Packaging
- Bynel® Coextrudable Adhesive Resin
- Appeel® Peelable Sealant Resin
- Elvaloy® Modifier Resin
- Elvax® EVA Copolymer Resin
- Surlyn® Ionomer Resin
- DuPont™ 20 Series Polyethylene Resin
Fusabond® Functional Polymer
DuPont™ Fusabond® is a family of functional polymers that have been modified to help bond together dissimilar polymers used in toughened, filled and blended compounds.
- Nucrel® Acid Copolymer Resin
Selar® Barrier Resin
DuPont™ Selar® PA amorphous nylon barrier resins provide unique oxygen barrier properties when wet or chilled
Conpol™ Additive Resin
DuPont™ Conpol™ additive resins are designed to modify the surface properties of films or coatings that are made with DuPont™ Surlyn® or DuPont™ Nucrel® resins.
DuPont™ Purge Resin
DuPont™ Purge Resin is a fractional melt index low density polyethylene purge compound that contains various additives to assist in purging and cleaning extruders.
USES AND APPLICATIONS
Foam Packaging Alternative
Coldpack’s Airliner thermally insulated pouch is a foam packaging alternative for shipping temperature-sensitive products, made with three DuPont resins.
Salonpas Foil Packaging
Hisamitsu Pharmaceutical Co. uses DuPont™ Surlyn® in its foil packaging to prevent delamination caused by the active ingredients in its Salonpas pain relief patch.
Respiratory Drug Unit Dose Packaging
DuPont™ 20 series resins are proven for use in unit dose packaging for medications used for chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) and asthma and listed in FDA Drug Master Files.
- Tyvek® Cargo Covers Solar Radiation Technical Study
- Tyvek® Cargo Covers Pharmaceutical Technical Study
INFORMATION & IDEAS
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
- Start Sterile, Stay Sterile
- Tyvek® Resists Punctures
- Wet or Dry, Tyvek® Outperforms Paper
- Advancing the Science of Protection
- Tyvek® vs. Medical-Grade Papers
- Guidelines for Printing on Tyvek®
- Medical Packaging Knowledge Center
- Plastic Processing
- Tyvek® Plays Role in HAI Prevention
- Low Risk of Device Contamination