STERIMED, a manufacturer of sterilisation packaging materials, is launching a new substrate for rigid packaging needs – POLYBOND CGP 85.
Polybond CGP 85 adds to a successful polymer-reinforced cellulose-based product range for the healthcare industry – Polybond. Medical device manufacturers, healthcare professionals and end-users are increasingly calling for environmentally friendly, sustainable products and packaging with less plastic content and a lower impact on the environment.
Sterimed has taken up the challenge and is introducing to the market renewable materials and intelligent rigid packaging solutions of tomorrow.
Clementine Auffray, innovation and compliance director at STERIMED, said: “I am very proud of our team of scientists; they again proved why STERIMED is number 1 in sterilisation packaging materials and introduced the next generation of reinforced, cellulose-based materials to the market. At Sterimed, innovation and R&D are at the core of our DNA, and we focus on the trends of the future.”
Polybond CGP is mostly composed of materials from renewable resources and bio sourced carbon – and contains 70% less plastic. The innovation lies in its unique fibre mesh structure, which mixes cellulose together with a high content level of synthetic binders. Synthetic binders are used for optimal mechanical characteristic and cellulose contributes to breathability and efficient sterilisation process, bringing Polybond CGP closer to polyolefin plastic material capabilities. This can help reduce your plastic footprint and contribute to reducing plastic waste on the planet.
STERIMED’s 5gsm grid-pattern coating allows excellent sealing performance. The optimal sealing integrity is balanced with an aseptic presentation, not admitting any compromises even at the most challenging opening conditions (180 ̊ peel open angle). The substrate facilitates superior performance in regard with the prevention of the risk of break, puncture & burst.
The choice of a water-based, solvent-free coating technology, in addition to a share of a renewable raw material, makes it an environmentally friendly solution. Even though the substrate does not rely on plastic, it is strong and safe in standard mechanical tests. As a result, the material is recommended to all rigid packaging applications.