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Tyvek® for Header Bags

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.

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