DuPont Launches New DuPont™ Tyvek® 40L in China with Plans for Global Availability in 2018

The addition of Tyvek® 40L to our family of Tyvek® styles for medical and pharmaceutical packaging is the latest example of our long-standing and ongoing commitment to making a world of greater good possible.

DuPont Protection Solutions announced the introduction of DuPont™ Tyvek® 40L medical packaging, a new class of Tyvek® for medical packaging applications that provides a cost-effective option for protecting lightweight, low-risk devices. This economical alternative to high-end medical papers was unveiled today at MEDTEC 2017 in Shanghai, China, where DuPont continues its year-long celebration of the 50th anniversary of Tyvek®. Commercial sales of Tyvek® 40L will begin immediately in China and there are plans for global availability in late 2018. Contact your local DuPont representative for timing availability in your region.

“The addition of Tyvek® 40L to our family of Tyvek® styles for medical and pharmaceutical packaging is the latest example of our long-standing and ongoing commitment to making a world of greater good possible,” said Margaret Pyers, global business leader for DuPont™ Tyvek® Medical and Pharmaceutical Packaging. “Tyvek® 40L fills a previously unmet need for a better material to package lightweight, low-risk Class I and IIa devices, especially in emerging Asian markets,” explained Pyers. “We are proud to continue our long tradition of meeting marketplace needs with innovative products that provide trusted protection so people can accomplish bigger things.”

Tyvek® 40L features many of the same benefits that have made Tyvek® a standard of excellence for medical packaging since 1972, including: maintaining sterility until point of use – even under rigorous conditions; low particulate generation; clean peel; puncture and tear resistance during handling and transportation – even in high humidity; and compatibility with most major sterilization methods. This lighter weight Tyvek®, which offers excellent performance with ethylene oxide (EO) and gamma radiation sterilization, can be readily distinguished by its embossed, linen-like appearance.

When compared to reinforced, heavy basis weight papers, Tyvek® 40L shows better strength and far superior…

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