Wayne, Pa. (January 26, 2021) —Tekni-Plex has entered into a distributor agreement with PackPlus Embalagens, Ibipora, Paraná, Brazil for its coated DuPont™ Tyvek® and coated paper rollstock offerings.
Breathable sterilizable substrates produced by Tekni-Plex will be converted by PackPlus, Brazil, 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 sterilizable 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, vice president, Flexibles Division, Tekni-Plex.
Claudio Luiz Gomes, who together with Fernando Palu, founded PackPlus in 2012, added “Demand by local medical device manufacturers for breathable sterilizable 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’s coating expertise delivers materials with optimal breathability for fast EtO sterilization cycles, versatility (seals to a wide variety of flexible and rigid films), clean peel and robust barrier.
Additionally, coated Tyvek® options offer exceptional tear strength and puncture resistance. Up to eight times stronger than medical-grade papers, Tyvek® is ideal for demanding Class II and Class III medical device applications, keeping medical equipment and pharmaceuticals sterile throughout their lifecycle, and thereby protecting the health and well-being of millions without compromise.
About the Tekni-Plex healthcare packaging businesses
The Tekni-Plex healthcare packaging businesses (Tekni-Plex Flexibles, Tekni-Films, Lameplast, LF of America and Beyers Plastics) produce flexible and rigid packaging for the medical device and pharmaceutical markets via nine manufacturing plants in North America and Europe. For medical devices, Tekni-Plex offers a broad portfolio of sterilizable packaging substrates including thermoformable medical tray films, coated and uncoated Tyvek®, heat- and cold-seal coated paper and films, medical grade laminates, die-cut lids, labels and cleanroom bags. For pharmaceutical applications, Tekni-Plex offers blister films and foil, film and paper laminates, and unit- and multi-dose containers.
About Tekni-Plex, Inc.
Tekni-Plex is a globally-integrated company focused on developing and manufacturing products for a wide variety of end markets, including medical, pharmaceutical, food, beverage, personal care, household and industrial. Tekni-Plex is headquartered in Wayne, PA, and operates manufacturing sites across 10 countries worldwide to meet the needs of its global customers. For more information visit www.tekni-plex.com.