The requirements for the packaging of sterile parenteral nutrition solutions depend largely on the type of solution, sterilization method and speciﬁc barrier properties required.
Parenteral nutrition solutions containing amino acids and vitamins require high barriers for oxygen and UV light. Several multilayer RENOLIT SOLMED ﬁlms offer these barrier functions and excellent cold temperature resistance. The coextruded RENOLIT SOLMED Medipak UVO tubular ﬁlm contains an EVA fluid contact layer, is high frequency weldable and the ﬁlm is suitable for ETO and gamma sterilization.
Many parenteral nutrition solutions are steam sterilized at 121˚C and contain components, such as glucose, lipids and amino acids, which must be stored seperately. These applications require steam sterilizable multicompartment bags with peelable seal, which can be manufactured from the RENOLIT SOLMED Infuflex polyoleﬁn ﬁlms. In combination with RENOLIT SOLMED Tubeflex tubing and Granuflex based ports, a complete polyoleﬁn system can be realized.
RENOLIT SOLMED EVA is used for the storage of lypophilic solutions, an application area where the use of PVC is limited.
RENOLIT SOLMED Medipak EVA tubular ﬁlm is available in a clear and a ribbed version. A special surface embossing on the outside of the tubular ﬁlm reduces the sticking and blocking effect, and facilitates its use on automated welding machines.
Special RENOLIT SOLMED Medituub EVA and coextruded PVC/EVA Medituub are available to ensure a proper connection with the bag ports.
Enteral nutrition applications require reliable and cost effective packaging materials. Various RENOLIT SOLMED materials are available for the large diversity in enteral feeding products:
- RENOLIT SOLMED extruded PVC films
- RENOLIT SOLCARE calendered PVC, cost effective and available in clear and white
- RENOLIT SOLMED EVA flat ﬁlm and Medipak EVA tubular ﬁlm, often used for longer shelf-life storage of fatty solutions