What is transition Tyvek?
DuPont™ Tyvek® Medical Packaging Transition Project (MPTP) The DuPont™ Tyvek® Medical Packaging Transition Project, known as the MPTP, includes a systematic method for generating data to prove that the Tyvek® produced on the new lines is functionally equivalent in performance to the Tyvek® you purchase today.
Is Tyvek biocompatible?
Biocompatibility, Pharmacopeia, and Bioburden – DuPont has performed industry-standard testing to demonstrate that the new Tyvek material passes all aspects. The list below demonstrates the testing performed and the results obtained.
Can Tyvek be sterilized?
Unlike medical-grade papers and films, Tyvek® is compatible with all of the most commonly used sterilization methods, including: Ethylene Oxide (EO) Radiation (Gamma and electron beam) Steam under controlled conditions.
What is the pore size of Tyvek?
Tyvek® fabric offers an inherent barrier against particles (down to 1.0 micron in size).
Is Tyvek porous?
Tyvek® 1073B, as seen in the chart below, has an LRV of 5 and is the best porous substrate available for medical packaging.
What is coated Tyvek?
-Allover coated DuPont™ Tyvek® is air permeable and suitable for ETO and Gamma irradition sterilization. -Added protection for bulky, heavy or expensive medical devices. -Lacquer transfer demonstrates seal integrity and prevents reseal – ideal for lidding applications; -Heatseal Lacquer.
Can you autoclave Tyvek?
The soft bonded grade of Tyvek® fabric used in PPE is autoclavable using steam sterilization under well-controlled conditions (250°F to 260°F [121°C to 127°C] at 30 psi [207 kPa] for 30 minutes) using commercial equipment and following consensus-based industry standard practices.
What is Tyvek in sterilization?
Compatible sterilization methods include ethylene oxide (EtO), gamma, e-beam, steam (under controlled conditions), and plasma/hydrogen peroxide. Tyvek® is engineered to enable sterilant gases and steam to penetrate and escape quickly.
Are there different grades of Tyvek?
Tyvek® is available in two structures: “hard” (paper-like) and “soft” (fabric-like). Styles beginning with a 10 are “hard” and styles beginning with 14 or 16 are soft. Tyvek® is naturally white—the GE brightness of Tyvek® is 94.1 with no ﬁllers or brightening agents.
What is DuPont Tyvek used for?
Tyvek® is available in both a hard structure, used for HomeWrap envelopes and medical packaging applications, and a soft structure, fabric-like finish used for protective apparel and consumer applications.
Is Tyvek antibacterial?
The antimicrobial Tyvek® material is on the front lines of the global fight of Covid-19 but has been the incredible material behind the strength and durability of the Mighty Wallet for 15 years! Tyvek® has unique properties that make it such an ideal barrier for coronavirus protection and against other microbes.
What polymer is Tyvek?
high density polyethylene fibers
Tyvek® is made of 100% high density polyethylene fibers randomly laid and compressed to form a remarkably tough printing substrate that is ideal for applications where durability & tear resistance is of prime importance.