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.
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®
- May 2014 Transition Webcast
Tyvek® Compatible with Gamma
Tyvek® that has undergone gamma sterilization with doses of radiation up to 100 kGy maintains its excellent microbial barrier properties and experiences only slight changes in tensile strength, elongation and color—even after aging.
Tyvek® Compatible with EtO
EtO sterilization does not compromise the superior strength and microbial barrier properties of the medical and pharmaceutical styles of DuPont™ Tyvek®—even after five years of real-time aging.
- Medical Packaging Transition Data & Documents
- Rigorous Quality Control
- Tyvek® Complies with ISO 11607-1
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.