Bags used for storage, transportation or dispensing fluids are prolific throughout the healthcare industry. These containers are commonly produced from extruded or blown film that is sealed along designated edges.
Polypropylene, polyethylene, and styrenic block copolymer TPE’s are used in a wide array of low cost, fluid containing device structures, including intravenous (IV) bags, blood bags, feeding bags and dialysis bags. These products offer advantages over PVC as they contain no plasticizers.
Additionally, polyvinylidene fluoride (PVDF) bags, including those made of Kynar® are well suited for sample containment of gases or liquids, or single-use sterile manufacturing operations in bioprocessing. Bags made from PVDF are resistant to a wide range of sterilization processes including ultraviolet radiation and concentrated acids or halogens.