Medical Tyvek Pouches
Tyvek is a lightweight, waterproof, and tear-resistant material used in the medical industry, most notably in medical packaging and personal protective equipment (PPE). Tyvek pouches are used in medical packaging as the fabric can withstand the gamma irradiation or ethylene oxide gas used to sterilize equipment and surgical devices. All medical device packaging must have some form of Unique Device Identification (UDI) such as barcodes, serial numbers, or other identification. UDI and Serialization are essential for the identification and tracing of incidents and defects. Printing on Tyvek is challenging as the material is water-resistant making it difficult to print with regular ink.
Thermal Transfer Print System
MFT Automation’s Thermal Transfer Print system combines our high-performance MFT Friction Feeders with a thermal transfer printer to create one powerful print system. The Thermal Transfer print engine is the best option for printing on Tyvek. Thermal transfer printing is when a material is applied to paper by melting a coating ribbon that glues the ink to the material. Thermal printing lasts longer as it is not water-based ink and is dried to the surface. Other ink printers would have problems with Tyveks’ water-resistant properties and the inks do not dry in time before continuing on to the next step of the process.
To accommodate the strict sanitation standards of the medical device packaging industry, the system can be outfitted with Hygienic Washdown equipment that is specifically designed for environments that need to be kept sanitary. Made with Type 304 Stainless Steel, the material of choice for medical packaging applications, the equipment is designed to be repetitively and aggressively cleaned every day to adhere to safety regulations and guidelines.
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MFT Automation has been helping customers design, build, and integrate high-performance automation solutions for over 25 years. MFT Automation’s equipment, systems, and services are known for their flexibility, accuracy, and performance. Our success is made possible by our engineering-oriented and customer-driven approach to finding the best possible automation solution for customers’ applications. With an abundance of in-house resources including Mechanical Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Software Engineering, and a machine shop with modern CNC and lathe machine tools, we work with customers from the first solution draft to installation and integration. Contact us with your latest automation challenge, online or call us at 1-651-412-1873.