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Advancing the Science of Protection

Advancing the Science of Protection

For more than 40 years, Tyvek® has been advancing the science of protection for medical devices and pharmaceutical applications by expanding the packaging and sterilization choices available to manufacturers.

Brian Rains, Global Practice Leader

Brian Rains, Global Practice Leader

Brian Rains leads our Operations Excellence practice, helping clients optimize their operations performance through a holistic approach to safety, quality, yields, assets, supply chains and energy utilization improvement.

Contractor Safety Management Consulting

Contractor Safety Management Consulting

Read the DuPont Sustainable Solutions (DSS) brochure for information on the dynamics of successful owner/contractor engagements.

DSS Launches New Operational Excellence Offering

DSS Launches New Operational Excellence Offering

Integrated, Balanced Approach Helps Companies Increase Productivity and Improve Quality, Human Safety and Environmental Footprint

DuPont Packaging Innovation Awards

DuPont Packaging Innovation Awards

Read information about the DuPont Packaging Awards

Getting Ahead of the Curve

Getting Ahead of the Curve

Read the Pew Center case study to learn more about DuPont corporate strategies and what the company is doing to help address climate change challenges.

Guidelines for Printing on Tyvek®

Guidelines for Printing on Tyvek®

Printing on Tyvek® medical and pharmaceutical packaging styles can be done using standard commercial printing equipment and suitable inks. These guidelines can help you obtain optimum printing results.

Healthcare Design and DuPont Innovation

Healthcare Design and DuPont Innovation

Healthcare building design is changing and DuPont is at the forefront, collaborating with healthcare architects and designers to create innovative new healthcare building design solutions.

Heat Sealing Guidelines

Heat Sealing Guidelines

These guidelines provide important information about the three main considerations for heat sealing: dwell time, temperature and pressure. Other factors that can affect heat seals are also described.

Lab Chosen for Package Testing

Lab Chosen for Package Testing

DuPont Medical and Pharmaceutical Protection selected Nelson Laboratories as the independent testing lab that will perform the medical package testing for the DuPont™ Tyvek® Medical Packaging Transition Project (MPTP).

Lasting Process Safety Improvements

Lasting Process Safety Improvements

Learn how DuPont Sustainable Solutions (DSS) can help improve process safety management systems through customized solutions to unique business challenges.

Low Friction Plastic

Low Friction Plastic

Low friction plastic applications developed in collaboration with DuPont experts can help improve durability and performance, reduce maintenance, and can even contribute to reduced use of fossil fuels.

Low Lint Means Reduced Risk

Low Lint Means Reduced Risk

Studies comparing medical-grade paper to Tyvek® prove that Tyvek® is a low lint packaging material that generates far fewer airborne particulates that could contaminate either the medical device or the sterile field.

Low Risk of Device Contamination

Low Risk of Device Contamination

With its clean peel and low lint features, Tyvek® generates far fewer airborne particulates than medical-grade papers when packages are opened or handled, minimizing the risk of device contamination.

Low-Friction Mechanical Plastics

Low-Friction Mechanical Plastics

DuPont™ Vespel® parts and shapes and DuPont™ Delrin® acetal resin are high-strength, low-friction mechanical plastics that deliver performance for automotive, consumer, and industrial applications.

Measuring Properties of Tyvek®

Measuring Properties of Tyvek®

To measure the physical properties of Tyvek®, DuPont uses test methods based on recognized industry methodologies from ASTM, ISO and other organizations. Because many of these methods were developed for paper, DuPont has modified some of them.

Medical Packaging Design Essentials

Medical Packaging Design Essentials

An overview of the unique demands of medical packaging design, including supporting safe use, microbial protection, sterilization compatibility, and efficient manufacturing.

Meeting Regulatory Requirements

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.

Operational Discipline Eight Step Approach

Operational Discipline Eight Step Approach

Read the DuPont Sustainable Solutions (DSS) article on the simple and effective eight step approach that can help companies with Operational Discipline implementation.

Operational Excellence Infographic

Operational Excellence Infographic

This infographic outlines why companies undertake operational improvements, the external drivers, gaps which can lead to a low success rate and the benefits of an operations excellence program.

Operations Excellence Overview

Operations Excellence Overview

Achieving operations excellence is one of the most important contributors to an organization’s sustainable performance and growth. Learn more about the DuPont Consulting Solution for operations excellence.

Plastics for Medical Devices

Plastics for Medical Devices

DuPont Performance Polymers offers a portfolio of Special Control (SC) and Premium Control (PC) grades of plastic. These grades are used in the manufacturing of components across various healthcare segments.

Polymer Properties Guide

Polymer Properties Guide

At-a-glance guide to DuPont polymer properties and application development opportunities.

Process Safety Management Audits

Process Safety Management Audits

Read the DuPont Sustainable Solutions (DSS) article to learn how to increase the effectiveness of Process Safety Management (PSM) implementation in the workplace.

Proven Microbial Barrier Protection

Proven Microbial Barrier Protection

The unique structure of DuPont™ Tyvek®—tough, continuous filaments—provides a proven microbial barrier, outperforming medical-grade papers.

Rigorous Quality Control

Rigorous Quality Control

Tyvek® medical and pharmaceutical packaging styles are manufactured in facilities that are ISO 9001:2008 certified. These facilities strictly adhere to good manufacturing practices, good laboratory practices and quality control measures.

Safety Culture in Capital Projects

Safety Culture in Capital Projects

Read a DuPont Sustainable Solutions (DSS) paper that describes the four stages of culture strength: reactive, dependent, independent, and interdependent.

Safety In Diverse Corporate Cultures

Safety In Diverse Corporate Cultures

Read the DuPont Sustainable Solutions (DSS) article on the implementation of Process Safety Management (PSM) in workplaces with diverse corporate cultures.

Start Sterile, Stay Sterile

Start Sterile, Stay Sterile

Only Tyvek® offers sterilization compatibility with all of the most commonly used methods for sterilizing medical devices. Made of HDPE, Tyvek® is extremely stable when exposed to sterilant gases and high-energy sterilization processes.

Sustainability in Healthcare Packaging

Sustainability in Healthcare Packaging

Tyvek® supports sustainability in healthcare across the full package lifecycle, from material minimization through recycling and reuse.

Sustainable Operations Overview Brochure

Sustainable Operations Overview Brochure

Read the DuPont Sustainable Solutions (DSS) overview brochure on maximizing business sustainability and protecting assets through Sustainable Operations.

Sustainable Operations: In Our DNA

Sustainable Operations: In Our DNA

Read the DuPont Sustainable Solutions (DSS) article to learn more about the long history behind the evolution of our Sustainable Operations consulting practice.

The Path to Operational Excellence

The Path to Operational Excellence

Read the article to learn more about why operational excellence is one of the most important contributors to an organization’s sustainable performance and growth.

Training Solutions Brochure

Training Solutions Brochure

DSS Training Solutions offers scalable applications with versatile implementation options.

Tyvek® Plays Role in HAI Prevention

Tyvek® Plays Role in HAI Prevention

Because the sterile barrier system is one of the first lines of defense against healthcare-associated infections (HAIs), it is important to select a packaging material that provides the highest possible degree of protection, as Tyvek® does.

Tyvek® Resists Punctures

Tyvek® Resists Punctures

The tough, continuous filaments of Tyvek® give it superior tear strength and puncture resistance compared to medical-grade papers, making Tyvek® an optimal solution for puncture resistant packaging of medical devices and pharmaceutical products.

Tyvek® Retains Sterility after Aging

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.

Tyvek® vs. Medical-Grade Papers

Tyvek® vs. Medical-Grade Papers

Tyvek® provides a unique combination of physical properties that no other sterile packaging material can match, consistently outperforming other commercially available porous packaging materials—including medical-grade papers—in test after test.

Wet or Dry, Tyvek® Outperforms Paper

Wet or Dry, Tyvek® Outperforms Paper

Unlike medical-grade paper, Tyvek® has excellent moisture resistance, enabling it to maintain its superior strength and puncture resistance—even when wet. And, its high MVTR means Tyvek® enables an effective EO sterilant concentration to be achieved.

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