Amcor is launching a new heat seal coating for medical-grade DuPont Tyvek and paper packaging applications called ACT2100. The new technology offers a broader seal range in combination with many materials, supporting a wider operating window in customers’ manufacturing operations, Amcor reported in a news release.
“We are thrilled to introduce ACT2100 after two years of research and development,” said Amcor Healthcare Packaging Rollstock Product Manager Ryan Brunk in the release. “Our engineers have made great strides to respond to the evolving requests of our healthcare customers with ACT2100. We’re particularly pleased to manufacture this product in multiple sites across the globe creating a simpler supply chain and supporting our customers with stronger business continuity options.”
The new coating could support "speedier ethylene oxide sterilization cycles thanks to the material’s improved porosity," the company stated. It also features a fiber-free peel and a bright, white adhesive that does not yellow.
All Amcor paper and Tyvek adhesive products are available with a wide range of companion materials. ACT2100 heat seal adhesive will be added to Amcor’s existing portfolio Tyvek adhesives including CR27 and SBP2000 heat seal coatings.
Documentation and data will be available to support healthcare packaging regulatory requirements in all regulated markets.