Munksjo launches Steralia, a medical paper for high-performance sterilisation pouches

This uncoated paper delivers high performance during the converting, sealing and sterilisation process of medical devices

The paper Steralia ensures trouble-free processing with the most common sterilisation methods

Munksjo, a manufacturer of advanced specialty papers, has launched Steralia, a specialised paper for the manufacture of medical pouches used for the sterilisation of medical devices.

Once sealed, such medical pouches help identify the sterilisation method used, and once sterilised, maintain the sterility of the contents until opening, reducing infection risk for maximum patient safety.

Steralia acts as a filter to form an efficient bacterial barrier. This uncoated paper delivers high performance during the converting, sealing and sterilisation process of medical devices.

Thanks to a good wet and dry strength combined with adequate permeability, the paper allows the passage of the sterilising agent into and out of the pack, while insuring the required bacterial barrier. The cold or heat sealing properties of Steralia makes it suitable for both paper-film or paper-paper medical pouches.

The paper ensures trouble-free processing with the most common sterilisation methods such as steam, hot air, Eo-Gas, FORM-Gas and gamma irradiation.

Made from virgin fibres, it offers a fibre-free peel for perfect cleanliness during opening. Available in 60 and 70g/m2, it delivers good results with flexo printing, lacquering and coating for impeccable product identification.

Manufactured at Rottersac production site, the product complies with DIN EN ISO 11607-1 and DIN EN 868-3 & 6 standards.

Medical pouches are a growing market with an increasing demand for sterilisation solutions of medical devices.

Munksjo’s ambition is to provide technically-advanced materials for these very specific needs. As an expert in specialty papers, Munksjö also delivers solutions for pharmaceutical and food packaging applications.

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