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.
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.