The rapid growth of use of single use packages by medical device industry has had a great impact on the packaging industry. Materials used in these pacakages must be able to protect the product, withstand sterilization cycles, aid in easy opening, and be easy to identify. One such material used in this industry is Tyvek. This study will evaluate the effect of Tyvek porosity variations on burst test results. Two lots of Tyvek, a low porosity and a high porosity, were chosen and tested for porosity using a gurley densometer. This material was then constructed into pouches and burst tested. The data was analyzed statistically, and conclusions relating to the impact of porosity variation on the burst test results were drawn based on this data.

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Yambrach, Fritz

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Donnelly, Cristopher

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Delaney, J.


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