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Wilmington, Delaware, January 31, 2006

DuPont announces Tyvek® Asuron™ nonwoven for improved medical packaging

Medical package lidding made with Tyvek® Asuron™ nonwoven

DuPont Medical Packaging today introduced the newest addition of DuPont™ Tyvek® brand medical packaging, Tyvek® Asuron™, at MDM West, booth #1939.

Tyvek® Asuron™ offers the same high microbial protection and physical characteristics as Tyvek® 1073B, long recognized as the standard of excellence for packaging of sterile medical devices, while delivering substantial improvements including: wider heat-seal window, better printability and bar code readability, a more homogeneous appearance, and broader regional production capability allowing for improved service, distribution, and customer contingency planning.

DuPont Medical Packaging is a strategic business within the DuPont Safety & Protection platform. DuPont™ Tyvek® brand protective material is the leading high-performance material for the packaging of important single use medical devices.

DuPont is a science company. Founded in 1802, DuPont puts science to work by creating sustainable solutions essential to a better, safer, healthier life for people everywhere. Operating in more than 70 countries, DuPont offers a wide range of innovative products and services for markets including agriculture, nutrition, electronics, communications, safety and protection, home and construction, transportation and apparel.


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