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Medical Packaging Relies on DuPont™ Surlyn®

Application Description


Medical packagingRexam Medical Packaging Relies on DuPont™ Surlyn®


Rexam Medical Packaging INTEGRA® Form medical thermoforming films based on Surlyn® are the most widely used for packaging medical devices and supplies that require sterilization.  Surlyn® resins form the backbone of INTEGRA® Form films, providing the strength and formability required for packaging medical devices and supplies on thermoform-fill-seal equipment. In fact, films based on Surlyn® have effectively replaced pre-form and rigid packaging, offering medical device manufacturers a cost reduction through a thermoform-fill-seal system.
Benefits Gained
  • Assurance of package integrity due to superior strength.
  • Ability to visually identify package contents due to excellent film clarity.
  • Retention of physical properties -- even after sterilization by EtO, radiation or E-beam.
  • Cost reduction through use of thermoform-fill-seal system.
Materials Selected and Why
Surlyn® resins provide exceptional strength, superior machinability and outstanding formability for deep draw applications, making them ideal for use in thermoform-fill-seal equipment.  They also offer excellent film clarity.  But the ability to maintain these excellent properties after sterilization by EtO, radiation or E-beam is the most important reason for selecting Surlyn® for use in packaging medical devices and supplies.
Manufacturer
Converter:  Rexam Medical Packaging – Mundelein, Illinois

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