The requirements for the packaging of sterile parenteral nutrition solutions depend largely on the type of solution, sterilization method and speciﬁc barrier properties required.
Many parenteral nutrition solutions are steam sterilized at 121˚C and contain components, such as glucose, lipids and amino acids, which must be stored separately.
These applications require steam sterilizable multi-compartment bags with peelable seals, 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.
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 as well as heat sealable and the ﬁlm is suitable for ETO and gamma sterilization.
In addition, RENOLIT also offers monolayer EVA films and tubing for conventional Total Parenteral Nutrition (TPN) bags.
RENOLIT SOLMED EVA is also 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, whereas RENOLIT SOLMED EVA flat film is available with polished/ matte and Seta/Matte, among other finishes.
These special surface embossing on the tubular and flat ﬁlms reduces the sticking and blocking effect and facilitates their use on automated welding machines.
Special RENOLIT SOLMED Medituub EVA and coextruded EVA/PVC tubing 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:
Primary and secondary packaging films for parental and enteral nutritin solutions