Tyvek® 1073B

Durable Medical Device & Pharmaceutical Packaging for Demanding Applications

Tyvek® 1073B provides the highest level of protection, making it the ideal choice for medical device and pharmaceutical packaging that requires high strength and superior microbial barrier.

Specification Properties Metric

DuPontTM Tyvek® 1073B has the highest strength of all Tyvek® styles for medical device and pharmaceutical packaging.

High-Strength Protection for High-Risk Products
Made of high-density polyethylene (HDPE), Tyvek® offers exceptional protection against damage for sharp or heavy products, outperforming more fragile alternative materials, such as medicalgrade paper. Its strength helps Tyvek® 1073B protect and maintain the sterility of high-risk medical products, such as artificial hips and heart valves.

In addition, Tyvek® 1073B is compatible with a broad range of manufacturing and sterilization processes, and is a superior microbial barrier, to help preserve sterility during both shipping and storage.

Key Benefits
Tyvek® 1073B provides a range of advantages for medical device manufacturers. These include:

  • High durability to withstand impact during shipping and storage.
  • A superior microbial barrier that helps medical packaging start sterile and stay sterile.
  • Compatibility with many sterilization processes.
  • Clean peel and low risk of packaging contamination.
  • Production under ISO 14001, offering recyclability and support of sustainability programs.
  • Reliable, highquality supply

Sterilization Compatibility

Unlike other materials, Tyvek® 1073B and all Tyvek® styles for medical device packaging are compatible with the most common methods of sterilization, giving medical device and pharmaceutical manufacturers greater flexibility. These include:

  • Ethylene Oxide (EO)
  • Gamma
  • Electron-Beam
  • Steam (under controlled conditions)
  • Low temperature oxidative  

Reliable Supply

To meet growing global demand and ensure continuity and flexibility of future supply, DuPont is transitioning manufacturing of Tyvek® 1073B to production lines using the latest flash-spinning technology.

Learn more about medical packaging transition.