Many medical device and consumer product OEMs are actively looking for medical-grade PVC-free flexible film solutions due to the EU’s pledge to ban the use of harmful chemical groups like per-and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS), bisphenol A (BPA) and polyvinylchloride (PVC) by 2030.

Single-Use Bioprocess Containers

PVC is a common plastic-type, especially within consumer products and life-saving applications such as tubing and containers, IV sets, surgical products, fluid bags (especially blood bags), and many other products.

Traditional radio frequency (RF) heat sealing has been limited to the use of polymers with high dielectric loss factors such as PVC. However, Vonco Products owns a technology, ecoGenesis™, that causes low-loss polymers to respond to RF heat sealing just like PVC but without the addition of expensive or toxic additives. This means it is the ideal plastics welding technology solution for companies that wish to replace PVC or polyurethane (PU) and reduce their carbon footprint within their flexible plastics packaging and manufacturing.

Eco-Friendly, PVC Replacement Plastics Welding

ecoGenesis™ provides numerous options for PVC and PU replacement with eco-friendly materials such as polyethylene and polypropylene. Not only is it eco-friendly, but the process also expands the types of polymers possible and produces a consistent uniform, high-quality weld that can promote cost reduction and enhance the long-term performance of products. Moreover, it facilitates the RF heat sealing of nearly any low-loss polymer in film, foam, and fabric layers.

When it comes to biopharma and medical device, many OEMS have very specific specifications for films for their innovative products. Qualities like specific barriers, puncture resistance, gas and liquid barriers, specific mechanical properties, optical properties, and transparency.

Stumped by a Materials Challenge?

Vonco engineers often see OEMs stumped by a materials challenge. Due to an extensive database of medical-grade raw materials, Vonco can keep customers on track with quick and efficient product development and testing.

Our engineers work with clients across the globe, who are making contributions to human health in many areas of the healthcare including 3D printing, biotechnology, blood and blood components, drug manufacturing and delivery, food, medical equipment, orthopedic implants, and pharmaceuticals, to select the best material that will meet business objectives, promote cost savings, and accelerate the production process.

Looking to minimize your carbon footprint with a PVC-free solution?  We can help. Let's chat.

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First applied to medical applications during WWII, PVC is the most widely used plastic in healthcare, accounting for approximately 25% of all medical-plastic compounds. 
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