Polyvinyl chloride – otherwise known as PVC – has previously been the material of choice for medical fluid bags. But, recent studies have shown that the production, use and disposal of PVCs have been linked to health risks. Not to mention the material’s negative environmental impact. Polyolefins, on the other hand, are one of the most common and safe plastics on the market. They already appear in catheter, specimen transport, fluid collection, breast milk and some ported IV-style bags.
Today, many medical organizations are making the switch to polyolefins, which do not share PVC’s negative effects, or release its toxins. Polyolefins have unique properties that no other material can safely match, making tomorrow’s medical supplies safer for use.
Thinking about designing your next custom fluid medical bag with polyolefins?
Polyolefins can also be cost-effective to produce and manufacture to scale. See our white paper on its benefits.