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Toray Plastics (America) unveils new polyester films for medical applications

Toray Plastics (America) has introduced new polyester films, which can be used in gamma irradiation sterilization packaging applications.

The firm’s new medical packaging films include Lumirror GA10, GA25 and GA66 PET films, which are listed in the drug master profile of the US Food and Drug Administration.

Toray’s new films can be used in medical applications, comprising of instruments, syringes, implants, catheters, IV sets, surgical gloves, and gauze.

GA10 is a printable film and GA25 is heat sealable, while GA66 can be used as a mono web or in packaging laminations.

The new films are said to provide enhanced retention of tensile properties and optical properties for up to two years after initial radiation exposure by a Cobalt-60 irradiation processor.

The mechanical properties of GA films remain considerably intact, helping them to prevent damage during storage or handling.

Toray Plastics (America) new business development leader Paul Knollmeyer said: “Toray Industries has been a major supplier of products to the medical, pharmaceutical, and healthcare markets for more than 25 years.

“Our GA Series deepens that involvement and now offers medical-packaging customers an effective, new packaging solution, while presenting converting customers with an opportunity to grow business.”

Toray also produces Torayfan -Over-the-Mountain portfolio of biaxially oriented polypropylene (BOPP) films for packaging industry.

The films are designed to prevent food packages from bursting in high-altitude and low-atmospheric-pressure conditions during transportation.

Toray produces polyester, polypropylene, bio-based and metallized films for use in flexible and rigid packaging, lidding, graphic, industrial, optical and electronic applications.

Image: Toray’s new polyester films can be used in medical applications such as instruments, syringes and implants. Photo: courtesy of Toray Plastics (America), Inc.