Start sterile, stay sterile with Tyvek® sterile packaging
DuPont™ Tyvek® medical and pharmaceutical packaging provides the tear resistance, durability, breathability and superior microbial barrier to keep medical equipment and pharmaceuticals sterile throughout their lifecycle—protecting the health and well-being of millions.
Unlike medical-grade papers and films, Tyvek® is compatible with all of the most commonly used sterilization methods, including: ethylene oxide (EO), gamma, electron beam, steam under controlled conditions and low-temperature oxidative sterilization. The material science of Tyvek® enables sterilant gases and steam to penetrate and escape quickly.
Tyvek® has been a trusted choice for medical device and pharmaceutical manufacturers and specialized sterile packaging suppliers worldwide for decades. Because Tyvek® is produced according to ISO 14001, it can also be recycled, according to local regulations.
Tyvek® medical packaging transition
DuPont is transitioning Tyvek® 1073B and Tyvek® 1059B to manufacturing lines that use the latest flash-spinning technology to help ensure greater continuity and flexibility of future supply.
From packaging for surgical instruments to implantable devices, Tyvek® is a versatile lidstock material that is compatible with a wide range of sterilization methods.
Tyvek® is used to make pouches in a wide range of sizes and shapes in both selfsealing and heat-sealing styles to meet the needs of medical device and pharmaceutical manufacturers and healthcare providers.
Tyvek® roll stock for packaging is well suited for use on automated form-fill-seal equipment to package low-profile, lightweight and high-volume medical devices. It offers ease of use and provides superior protection.
When your medical device requires a film-film package or foil pouch, header bags made with Tyvek® provide a solution for enabling ethylene oxide (EO) sterilization.
Tyvek® can be heat-sealed to a steam sterilizable film—without the use of coatings—to make high-quality steam sterilizable bags that offer durability and clean peel features not possible with medical-grade paper.
Cover lids and inserts made of Tyvek®, when used with nested tubs, help maintain the sterility of prefillable syringes ready for aseptic filling and help reduce the risk of particulate matter contamination.
Packaging made with Tyvek®, enables sterilization and protection of parts for sterile pharmaceutical processing and helps protect final products, such as pre-filled syringes or combination products.
Members of the DuPont Medical and Pharmaceutical Protection Team are available globally to support medical device manufacturers and pharmaceutical companies with knowledge about industry standards, regulatory compliance, materials, packaging design and processing.
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.
Tyvek® 1059B provides robust protection for medium-risk, sterile medical packaging applications. Lighter weight than Tyvek® 1073B, this proven performer is ideal for smaller devices and those with rounded edges.
Tyvek® 2FS™, a high puncture-resistant substrate, outperforms paper in terms of toughness and microbial barrier. The lightest form of Tyvek®, it is well suited for form-fill-seal, as well as cost-sensitive applications requiring strength.
Tyvek® 40L offers a lighter weight Tyvek® that’s cost effective for protecting lightweight, lower-risk devices- All in a clean peel, low particulate-generating material—that’s compatible with most major sterilization methods.