“Demand by local medical device manufacturers for breathable sterilisable materials that meet the most stringent quality standards continues to rise,” says PackPlus
Tekni-Plex has entered into a distribution agreement with PackPlus Embalagens, Brazil for its coated DuPont Tyvek and coated paper rollstock offerings.
Breathable sterilisable substrates produced by Tekni-Plex will be converted by PackPlus into printed slit rolls, die-cut lids, chevron pouches and tubing. The materials will be used to package a variety of medical devices manufactured in Brazil, Argentina, Uruguay and Paraguay.
“PackPlus has a long track record of supplying sterilisable packaging to medical device companies operating in the region. By having access to our coated products, they will now be able to offer solutions that meet the highest performance requirements,” said Timm Goodmanson, VP, Flexibles Division, Tekni-Plex.
Claudio Luiz Gomes, co-founder, Packplus, said: “Demand by local medical device manufacturers for breathable sterilisable materials that meet the most stringent quality standards continues to rise. Having high-performance substrates from Tekni-Plex in inventory, locally, will allow PackPlus to continue to support and add greater value to our healthcare customers.”
Tekni-Plex says it delivers materials with optimal breathability for fast EtO sterilisation cycles, versatility (seals to a wide variety of flexible and rigid films), clean peel and robust barrier.
Coated Tyvek options offer exceptional tear strength and puncture resistance, Tekni-Plex says. It’s suitable for Class II and Class III medical device applications, reportedly keeping medical equipment and pharmaceuticals sterile throughout their lifecycle.