Custom Medical Packaging Solutions Start with Tyvek®
Members of the DuPont Medical and Pharmaceutical Protection Team are available globally to support medical device manufacturers and pharmaceutical companies with knowledge about industry standards, regulatory compliance, materials, packaging design and processing.
If your new medical device or pharmaceutical product requires custom medical packaging, our dedicated team of regulatory affairs experts, technical specialists and packaging engineers can help guide you to a solution. Working together, we can help ensure that the custom medical packaging you develop will deliver trusted protection.
Solutions Start with Tyvek®
Since its introduction to the industry in 1972, DuPont™ Tyvek® has been used in virtually every form of sterile medical packaging to protect a wide variety of products, including: sutures; cardiovascular catheters; endoscopic instrumentation; surgical preparation kits; injection systems; electrosurgical accessories; and implantable devices.
Tyvek® is also the material of choice for many custom medical packaging applications such as easy-opening packaging for injectable arthritis medication, double tray and lid packaging for ophthalmic implants and the gas generation pouch of a drug delivery system.
The reason why is simple. Tyvek® offers an optimum balance of microbial penetration resistance, tear strength, puncture resistance and clean peel. And, unlike medical-grade papers and films, Tyvek® is compatible with all of the most commonly used sterilization methods.
Information & Ideas
- Tyvek® vs. Medical-Grade Papers
- Guidelines for Printing on Tyvek®
- Start Sterile, Stay Sterile
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.
- Low Lint Means Reduced Risk
- Low Risk of Device Contamination
- Proven Microbial Barrier Protection
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®
- Tyvek® Resists Punctures
- Wet or Dry, Tyvek® Outperforms Paper
- Heat Sealing Guidelines