DuPont™ Tyvek® for Header Bags Enables EO Sterilization
When your medical device requires a film-film package or foil pouch, header bags made with DuPont™ Tyvek® provide a solution for enabling ethylene oxide (EO) sterilization.
Some medical devices and procedure kits are packaged in film-film packages or foil pouches because they require a barrier to light, oxygen or moisture. These packaged medical devices and procedure kits cannot be sterilized with EO without the use of a header bag or breather patch made of a porous packaging material such as Tyvek®.
Header bags made with Tyvek® enable EO sterilization of medical devices within film-film packages and foil pouches because Tyvek® allows the moisture and heat from EO sterilization to pass in—and out—of the package.
In addition to enabling EO sterilization, headers made with Tyvek® have superior puncture resistance compared to headers made with medical-grade paper. Header bags made with Tyvek® also offer superior moisture resistance and microbial barrier compared to those made with medical-grade papers.
Unlike medical-grade papers and films, Tyvek® is compatible with all of the most commonly used sterilization methods, including: ethylene oxide, gamma, electron-beam, steam (under controlled conditions) and low-temperature oxidative processes.
Tyvek® for Sterile Packaging
DuPont™ Tyvek® medical and pharmaceutical packaging provides trusted durable sterile packaging choices.
INFORMATION & IDEAS
- Guidelines for Printing on Tyvek®
- Medical Packaging Design Essentials
- Tyvek® vs. Medical-Grade Papers
- Sustainability in Healthcare Packaging
- Tyvek® Plays Role in HAI Prevention
- Proven Microbial Barrier Protection
- Low Lint Means Reduced Risk
- Heat Sealing Guidelines
- Measuring Properties of Tyvek®
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).
- Wet or Dry, Tyvek® Outperforms Paper
- Rigorous Quality Control