Active or intelligent packaging systems are used for foods, pharmaceuticals and other goods to safeguard the product’s quality, extend shelf life, improve safety and add convenience. In this growing field, water-resistant and breathable DuPont™ Tyvek® helps to ensure the functionality of the finished product.
Tyvek® offers distinct advantages for active packaging. In fact, Tyvek® brand materials combine the best properties of paper, film and fabric - thanks to its exceptional strength, excellent durability and high porosity. For years, manufacturers of desiccants have counted on packets and bags made of Tyvek® to give them the optimal moisture absorption they need to keep a variety of products dry.
What's more, the styles of Tyvek® used in this application are chemically inert and will not interact with or react to other products. Product quality is maintained and even enhanced during transportation and storage, and any damages or losses that would normally occur are greatly reduced to absolute minimum.
A diverse range of Tyvek® styles for active packaging is available to satisfy diverse packaging needs. Tyvek® comes in pharmaceutical and food approved styles, meeting both industries’ tough standards for safety and reliability. And a recent and welcome development is that Tyvek® now also comes as a heat-sealable product. Being manufactured in heat-sealable styles makes Tyvek® even more appealing. This expanded product line makes it even easier to find a Tyvek® style to suit specific purposes.
Tyvek® is safe and reliable. Desiccants cannot leak from the bags and Tyvek® itself can safely come into contact with foods and other goods with no chemical reaction.
See typical properties of Tyvek® styles for active bags
A unique set of properties, offering a balance of physical characteristics that combine the best properties.
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Tyvek® usages for Active Packaging Applications