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Learn more about where to buy Tyvek® envelopes.
School Products made of DuPont™ Tyvek® brand protective material are ideal for education because they create effective new channels of communication between school and home.
See how DuPont™ Tyvek® for DVD Packaging proves best in recent tests.
In total performance, disc packaging testing proves nothing surpasses DuPont™ Tyvek® in protecting recordable discs.
DuPont™ Tyvek® comes in a variety of disc packaging styles.
Here are a few tips to help you get excellent results every time you do commercial printing with DuPont Tyvek®.
Technical information to take into consideration when using DuPont™ Tyvek® for Industrial Packaging.
Learn more about technical information related to seaming and sealing for Industrial Packaging.
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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.
DuPont packaging design ideas help brand owners and manufacturers make history, from a sleeker reclosable cereal box to easier-to-recycle fruit crates to the next generation of innovation.
DuPont™ Appeel® sealant resin meets practically any easy-open lidding film need. It seals to all commonly used container substrates, and is approved for direct food contact under many conditions of use. Appeel® resin for lids is suitable for packaging most foodstuffs, including water-based, acidic and fatty types.
Learn more about recycling Tyvek® for industrial packaging.
Learn more about laminating and coating Tyvek® for industrial packaging applications.
Slitting and cutting Tyvek® can be done on most commercial equipment using conventional paper-cutting techniques
On May 19, 2015, DuPont joined public and private sector leaders to share examples of rural and urban innovations that address the global food security challenge.
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An overview of the unique demands of medical packaging design, including supporting safe use, microbial protection, sterilization compatibility, and efficient manufacturing.
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.
Tyvek® supports sustainability in healthcare across the full package lifecycle, from material minimization through recycling and reuse.
The unique structure of DuPont™ Tyvek®—tough, continuous filaments—provides a proven microbial barrier, outperforming medical-grade papers.
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® 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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).
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.