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
- 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