Porous polyethylene for pharmaceutical packaging

1st April 2013

Porvair Filtration Group's range of proprietary BioVyon sintered porous plastic materials and products have been developed using novel technologies to help advance the achievable technical boundaries in these markets.

Included in the BioVyon range is porous polyethylene, a proprietary sintered material that delivers superior strength with reduced brittleness compared with standard polyethylene. These material characteristics, combined with elasticity, provide firm flexibility for easy insertion and excellent interference fit for use in pharmaceutical product packaging such as medicinal bottle vents and powder inlet supports and outlet vents in bicarbonate dialysis cartridges. Precisely manufactured to current good manufacturing practices (cGMP) in ISO-accredited clean rooms, BioVyon materials meet FDA approval and USP Class VI for biocompatibility and biosafety.

As a leading manufacturer of sintered porous plastics, Porvair Filtration Group offers a variety of core manufacturing competencies that ensure products meet customer requirements. These include fabrication of materials comprising shape cutting using 2D routing, rotary disc cutting or punching and assembly of products by hand, automation, bonding using heat, adhesives and ultrasonic welding. Facilities for low volume technical moulding with all engineering plastics (including PEEK) and an over moulding capability are also available.

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