A TECHNO-ECONOMIC NEWS MAGAZINE FOR MEDICAL PLASTICS AND PHARMACEUTICAL INDUSTRY
Our 10th Year of Publication

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Medical Devices

IMPORTANCE & SIGNIFICANCE OF PACKAGING FOR MEDICAL DEVICES

 

COST
MARGINS ARE TIGHT 
AND 
ECONOMY IS STILL RECOVERING

MATERIAL CHARACTERISTICS

  • BACTERIAL BARRIER 

  • STRENGTH 

  • FLEXIBILITY 

  • SEALING CAPABILITY 

  • POROUS OR BARRIER 

  • CLEAN 

  • AESTHETICALLY PLEASING

MATERIAL CHARACTERISTICS 

  • PURE 

  • ENVIRONMENTALLY SAFE 

  • STERILIZATION STABLE 

  • PRINTABLE 

  • PROCESSIBLE 

  • SHELF STABLE

MATERIALS POROSITY

 

MATERIAL

OXYGEN

WATER

LDPE

300-400

1.0-1.5

HDPE 100-200 0.3-0.5
POLYPROPYLENE 150-200 0.2-0.5
POLYSTERENE 300-400 5-10
POLYCARBONATE 200-300 3-8

 

MATERIALS POROSITY

 

MATERIAL

OXYGEN

WATER

NITRILE

0.8

3-5

PVC 5-10 0.9-2
POLYESTER 10 0.9
PETG (COPOLYESTER) 25 1.2
NYLON 1-3 6-22
POLYVINYLIDENE CHL. 0.1 0.01

 
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