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Learn more about technical information related to seaming and sealing for Industrial Packaging.
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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.
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.
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).
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.
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.
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.
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.
An overview of the unique demands of medical packaging design, including supporting safe use, microbial protection, sterilization compatibility, and efficient manufacturing.
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.
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® 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
DuPont™ Fusabond® compatibilizer adjusts the attraction of mixed plastics to each other through a recycled packaging process, producing a more useful raw material for to manufacture other products.
Read about the many uses for DuPont polyethylene resin modifiers.
Read about sample PVC formulations test results and advantages of using Elvaloy® for improved PVC performance.
From general-purpose toughness to intermediate and super-tough levels, DuPont nylon impact modifiers meet the unique needs of nylon PA 6 and more.
The latest advances in electroluminescent technology brings exceptional transparency of DuPont™ Surlyn® resin to the fore.
Lotion packaging with unique inner bag design helps keep out air and contaminants for lotion to remain pure and fresh.
DuPont™ Surlyn® is lending its creative freedom to the production of cosmetic bottles and tubes, building on proven benefits in perfume caps and closures.
DuPont collaborates with Tetra Pak to provide a hygienic and safe shelf stable fruit juice package through DuPont™ Nucrel® acid copolymers that ensure proper lamination between various packaging layers and imparts maximum shelf life to shelf stable juice packaging.
DuPont Sealant Selector Tool takes the mystery ouf of selecting the right packaging sealant.
The DuPont Packaging Sealant Value Estimator (SaVE) helps brand owners and converters evaluate the total costs of flexible packaging that relies on sealing solutions to help protect the contents.
To help packaging manufacturers choose their best tie resin, DuPont has created a tie resin selector tool.
DuPont™ Elvax® ethylene vinyl acetate (EVA) copolymer resins add toughness, resilience, crack resistance and better flexibility than LDPE over broad temperature ranges for industrial and consumer applications. Read about the performance properties of these grades and download datasheets and the complete DuPont™ Elvax® EVA Grade Selection Guide.
DuPont™ Elvax® EVA (ethylene vinyl acetate) copolymer resins offer many performance properties, from low seal initiation temperatures to excellent flex-crack resistance, for packaging applications. Read about the performance properties of these grades and download datasheets and the complete DuPont™ Elvax® EVA Grade Selection Guide.
To meet growing demand for high-performance specialty resins used in packaging, footwear, electronics, and more, DuPont has a joint venture for EVA plastic production in China.
As a masterbatch carrier resin for various blends, including PVC, DuPont™ Elvaloy® AC helps efficiently introduce pigments, fillers and performance additives.
DuPont™ Elvaloy® ethylene acrylate copolymer resins have a substantially higher heat resistance than EVAs and other polar copolymers.
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.
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.
DuPont™ Tyvek® comes in a variety of disc packaging styles.
In total performance, disc packaging testing proves nothing surpasses DuPont™ Tyvek® in protecting recordable discs.
See how DuPont™ Tyvek® for DVD Packaging proves best in recent tests.
Here are a few tips to help you get excellent results every time you do commercial printing with DuPont Tyvek®.
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.
Technical information to take into consideration when using DuPont™ Tyvek® for Industrial Packaging.
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
DuPont collaborates with customers on efficient packaging that protects products by developing optimal packaging that maximizes effectiveness and environmental efficiency.
DuPont has a proven history of driving practical, scalable solutions for sustainable packaging based on full life cycle assessment and business-driven collaboration with customers worldwide.
DuPont™ Surlyn® delivers the strength, stiffness, and extrudability film converters require for packaging downgauging and to optimize use of petroleum-based materials.
DuPont™ Fusabond® helps expand the possibilities of recyclable packaging in Brazil, allowing used agricultural chemical packaging to be transformed and reused as corrugated construction piping.
DuPont innovations help manufacturers and designers create cost-effective, environmentally friendly packaging solutions.
DuPont works with converters and brand owners to develop energy saving packaging solutions, from making production and shipping more efficient to reducing power costs.
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.