Steril Medipac’s Breather bags or Ribbon pouches are transparent bags made out of polyester/polyethylene films. They have a medical-grade paper ribbon insert embedded within the pouch for enabling EO (ethylene oxide gas) to penetrate and sterilize the packaged medical devices. For easy gas penetration, about 4-8mm width space in the ribbon is maintained free from any sealing lap along the length of the pouch. These kinds of pouches are provided with a tear notch at one end, for easy opening. Ribbon pouches are one of the most universally used and cost-effective packaging solutions for the packaging of medical devices.
Steril Medipac’s Breather Bags have excellent porosity for enhanced sterilization cycle times
High Visibility for Packaged products
Can be multicolour custom printed
Width of ribbon insert can be varied as per size of the pouch
Thickness of the pouch film can be varied from 35-62 microns
Suitable for Packaging of Surgical instruments and Medical devices
Ans: High thickness pouch film can safely carry more weight ie heavier medical instruments as against a lighter gauge film. However, a lighter thickness film is more cost-effective if a lighter instrument is to be packaged.
Ans: A ribbon pouch cannot be made peelable while a medical grade paper pouch or a Tyvek® pouch is peelable.
Ans: The maximum width of a ribbon pouch or a breather bag is 225mm.