Durable Medical Device & Pharmaceutical Packaging for Demanding Applications
Made of high-density polyethylene (HDPE), Tyvek® offers exceptional protection against damage for sharp or heavy products, outperforming more fragile alternative materials, such as medical-grade paper. Its strength helps Tyvek® 1073B protect and maintain the sterility of high-risk medical products, from artificial hips to heart valves.
High-Strength Protection for High-Risk Products
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. DuPont Tyvek® 1073B has the highest strength of all Tyvek® styles for medical device and pharmaceutical packaging.
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.
Outstanding Resistance to Microbial Penetration
Even under the most rigorous conditions in highly contaminated environments, Tyvek® 1073B is highly resistant to penetration by bacterial spores and other contaminating microorganisms. Microbial barrier test data consistently prove that all styles of Tyvek® for sterile medical packaging—Tyvek® 1073B, Tyvek® 1059B and Tyvek® 2FS™—hold out bacterial spores and test particles better than other commercially available porous medical packaging materials, including medical-grade papers. In addition, a long-term shelf life study proved conclusively that Tyvek® 1073B can maintain sterility for at least five years if package integrity is not compromised.
Tyvek® 1073B provides a range of advantages for medical device manufacturers. These include:
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:
To meet growing global demand and ensure continuity and flexibility of future supply, DuPont has transitioned manufacturing of Tyvek® 1073B to production lines using the latest flash-spinning technology.