Tekni-Films Copolyester Films Gaining Traction as Medical Device Manufacturers Seek Alternatives to PETG for Thermoformed Trays

Wayne, Pa. (January 30, 2018) - Tekni-Films, a Tekni-Plex business unit specializing in flexible and rigid materials for medical device packaging, will be discussing commercialization inroads for its copolyester film line at MD&M West, February 6-8, Anaheim Convention Center, Anaheim, Calif., booth 2027.

The TekniMD® PX film series is a drop-in, cost-effective replacement to PETG for thermoformed medical tray packaging.

“We have seen the development pipeline increase two-fold over a year ago, with activity both in the United States and Europe. The material is gaining traction globally in a number of sterile barrier tray applications whose companies want a cost-effective alternative to PETG for products such as orthopedic devices, pre-filled syringes and infusion assemblies and tubing,” explained Melissa Green, senior director, marketing, Tekni-Films.

TekniMD® PX films also are being specified for non-sterile totes and retainers that are used for work-in-progress transfers between different company facilities. Additionally, the PX film line offers a wider processing window than PETG and bears recycling code #1.

“We also have several trials in the middle of stability testing. We expect many of those to be commercialized when that testing is concluded,” Green said.

Tekni-Films also will be displaying at MD&M West its ultra-high barrier PVDC coating and a wide variety of other multilayer packaging structures that deliver the stringent oxygen and water vapor barrier properties necessary to protect pharmaceutical and medical device products.

About Tekni-Films

Tekni-Films is a supplier of thermoformable blister barrier films, flexible films, lidding foils and pouch materials for pharmaceutical, medical, diagnostic health and personal care products. With decades of material science, engineering and processing experience, Tekni-Films provides global companies with packaging solutions that protect their brands. For more information visit www.tekni-plex.com/tekni-films.

About Tekni-Plex, Inc.

Tekni-Plex is a globally-integrated company focused on developing and manufacturing innovative packaging materials, medical compounds and precision-crafted medical tubing solutions for some of the most well-known names in the medical, pharmaceutical, personal care, household and industrial, and food and beverage industries. Tekni-Plex is headquartered in Wayne, Pennsylvania, and operates manufacturing sites across eight countries worldwide to meet the needs of its global customers. For more information visit www.tekni-plex.com.

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