RENOLIT SOLMED materials for dialysis applications
For a haemodialysis treatment, the patient has to visit the clinic several times per week. For connecting to the dialysis machine, advanced tubing systems or “blood lines” are made from RENOLIT SOLMED Medituub. Special Medituub grades are available for steam sterilized haemodialysis tubing sets. The specially developed non-blocking and non-kinking properties ensure reliable and trouble free use. For high efﬁciency and ultra-ﬁltration treatments, sterile substitution solutions based on sodium bicarbonate are used often. Highly concentrated dialysis solutions can be stored in multicompartment bags with peelable seal.
The large volumes of sterile solutions needed for renal intensive care treatment (RIC, CRRT) are available in 2-chamber bags with peelable seal. Made from polypropylene RENOLIT SOLMED Infuflex films showing excellent peelable seal characteristics, even after steam sterilization at 121 °C, a high flexibility and transparency and a resistance to high pH solutions. A special film with oxygen and carbon dioxyde barrier is available; used for sodium bicarbonate solutions.
All these specialty bags can be manufactured from a range of RENOLIT SOLMED ﬁlms, depending on the customer’s choice:
- RENOLIT SOLMED Medipak: tubular PVC ﬁlm for sterile solution packaging
- RENOLIT SOLMED Medipak Alka: tubular PVC ﬁlm for the packaging of sterile sodium bicarbonate solutions and other solutions with a pH > 7
- RENOLIT SOLMED Mediflex and Infuflex: tubular and flat polyoleﬁn ﬁlm, flexible and transparent. Also available with oxygen and carbon diaoxide barrier.
- RENOLIT SOLMED Tubeflex: polyoleﬁn tubing for use with RENOLIT SOLMED Mediflex and Infuflex
The applications of RENOLIT SOLMED products in peritoneal dialysis are even more diverse. In peritoneal dialysis treatments, the peritoneal cavity of the patient is being used to act as dialyzing membrane. Usually being applied as a home therapy, the patient can enjoy a relatively high freedom of movement without the need for frequent visits to the clinic or hospital. Complete CAPD single and double bag systems can be made from RENOLIT SOLMED products, both in polyoleﬁn and in PVC materials. Multicompartment bags can be made with frangible pin separation or steam sterilizable peelable seal.
RENOLIT SOLMED materials are suitable for the traditional lactate based CAPD solutions and also for the next generation sodium bicarbonate solutions and specialty glucose or amino acids solutions. Special drainage bags are available in PVC and polyoleﬁn material suitable for CAPD systems as well as for automated PD applications. The high quality of RENOLIT SOLMED products will help ensure reliable dialysis systems.