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DuPont™ Tyvek® provides the unmatched combination of protection, breathability, and durability

Tyvek® Cargo Covers: Where to Buy

Tyvek® Cargo Covers: Where to Buy

Material Concepts is a leading authorized supplier of DuPont™ Tyvek® Cargo Covers in North America, offering Cargo Covers made with Tyvek® for sale.

DuPont Tyvek® for Cargo Covers

DuPont Tyvek® for Cargo Covers

See why DuPont™ Tyvek® is the ideal material for Cargo Covers.

Tyvek® Cargo Covers Temperature Management Performance

Tyvek® Cargo Covers Temperature Management Performance

Tyvek® Cargo Covers provide hours of additional cold chain break protection by substantially lowering peak temperatures.

Tyvek® Cargo Covers Products and Services

Tyvek® Cargo Covers Products and Services

An overview of the products and services offered through Tyvek­™ Air Cargo Covers

Tyvek® Cargo Covers Presentations and Publications

Tyvek® Cargo Covers Presentations and Publications

View past presentations and publications on DuPont™ Tyvek® Cargo Covers.

Tyvek® Cargo Covers News

Tyvek® Cargo Covers News

Stay up to date on everything DuPont™ Tyvek® Cargo Covers.

Tyvek® Cargo Covers Events

Tyvek® Cargo Covers Events

Join us at the following events for more information on DuPont™ Tyvek™ Air Cargo Covers.

Tyvek® Cargo Covers Product Line Detail

Tyvek® Cargo Covers Product Line Detail

An overview of the all the available sizes for DuPont™ Tyvek™ Air Cargo Covers.

Polymer Properties Guide

Polymer Properties Guide

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

Medical Packaging Knowledge Center

Technical Information - Test Results for DuPont™ Tyvek®

A new method for measuring porous microbial barrier s: Part II A closer look at ASTM international standard test m ethod F2638

A new method for measuring porous microbial barrier s: Part I The work behind ASTM International Standard Test Me thod F2638

How Small Is Small? The Effects of Pinholes on Medical Packaging

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.

Take the Virtual Hospital Tour

Take the Virtual Hospital Tour

Explore how DuPont materials are being utilized in healthcare spaces.

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.

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.

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.

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.

DuPont unveiling third-generation Tyvek® Cargo Cover at the 'LogiPharma' supply chain event in Montreux 19th - 21st April 2016

DuPont unveiling third-generation Tyvek® Cargo Cover at the 'LogiPharma' supply chain event in Montreux 19th - 21st April 2016

The new Tyvek® Xtreme™ W50 Cargo Cover redefines this thermal protection genre and promises to be a 'game-changer'.

DuPont Packaging Innovation Awards

DuPont Packaging Innovation Awards

Read information on the 2014 DuPont Packaging Awards

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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).

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.

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.

Find Key Industry Organizations Here

Find Key Industry Organizations Here

Members of the DuPont Medical and Pharmaceutical Protection Team regularly participate in activities within a number of industry standards-setting organizations around the world. Links to these and other key industry organizations are provided here.

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