Wayne, Pa. (June 29, 2021) — Tekni-Plex will be presenting a webinar on breathable packaging microbial barrier and coating options for sterile medical devices on July 14,11:00 am, eastern U.S. time.

Titled, Breathable Packaging: Microbial Barrier and Coatings, the webinar will be hosted by QMED and presented by Jennifer Eiker, product manager and Kyle Vafiadis, technical service engineer, Tekni-Plex healthcare packaging. (Free registration available here.)

The presentation will look at various factors and design considerations that should be taken into account when selecting the proper microbial barrier packaging to meet an application’s objectives. The pros and cons of various coating options will be discussed, as well as which structures can best address specific microbes.

“Our objective with this webinar is to deliver valuable information on what healthcare professionals should take under consideration when specifying structures for applications that need microbial barrier attributes,” explains Eiker. “Because Tekni-Plex works with medical device professionals on a daily basis to address these issues, the webinar will feature the latest best practices and technologies.”

Participants will learn about the attributes of a breathable packaging material, as well as how microbes migrate. They will also walk away with basic knowledge of the barriers to migration and test methods to determine if the barrier targets are being met. Additionally, the discussion will include an overview on coatings and how they function, including theory, sealing and testing.

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, 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.