Film Materials for Packaging Closures

Product Announcement from Saint-Gobain Tape Solutions

Life Science Applications

Films manufactured with FDA-USDA-CSA compliant materials for septa, stoppers and other medical closures, low friction films for prosthetics, ultra-pure filtering membranes, sampling bags, blood bags, anti-microbial, fungal and bacterial surface and work station protection -- from Saint-Gobain Performance Plastics, Specialty Films.

  • glSensors -- Chemfilm® Cast Films and ZITEX® porous membranes are used for their controlled permeation rate in gas sensors and detectors


  • Septa -- Chemfilm® Cast Films, Norton® Extruded Films and Norton® Skived Films protect pharmaceutical compounds and analytical samples from contamination by or through the packaging. The fluoropolymer films provide low friction surfaces for more accurate drag administration from prefilled and standard syringes.


  • Medical Filtration -- ZITEX® PTFE porous membranes are used for the filtration of medical media, including blood due to the fundamental non-reactivity of PTFE as well as the effective pore size of ZITEX (2 to 60 microns)


  • Cryogenic Sample Preparation -- Fluoropolymers are chemically inert and retain flexibility at low temperatures which makes them the preferred material for cryogenic sample bags. FEP film is the most common product in these applications, however, other heat sealable fluoropolymer films are used for collection, preparation and storage of cryogenic samples.


  • Protective Systems -- Our chemically inert melt-processable fluoropolymers are used in PPE (personal protective equipment) visors and shields. They provide ideal optical performance and protection from chemical, heat and physical attack.


  • Prosthetics – Chemfilm® DF1100 and DF1700 cast PTFE films create low friction relief for prosthetics and equipment which can irritate skin through repeated chafing in localized areas.


  • Surface Protection -- Norton® Extruded Films including FluoroLam® are used as the top protective layer for walls, tables and other surface which need to be easy to clean, chemically inert and long lasting.