Healthcare & Pharmaceutical Packaging

DuPont? Surlyn? ionomer resins and HEALTH+ polymers reflect a strong commitment to the packaging needs of the healthcare industry.


Dow has been a trusted supplier to the healthcare industry for many years. This relationship has given us a thorough understanding of the qualification processes and protocols required for packaging within various healthcare segments.

Our innovative medical and pharmaceutical packaging materials supply a high standard of excellence and feature numerous benefits, including compatibility with many sterilization methods, safety in transit, tamper resistance and excellent film clarity. All products are manufactured according to rigorous regulatory standards.

We bring applied science innovation and regulatory knowledge to medical and pharmaceutical packaging materials including structural resins and sealant resins. Dow embraces the healthcare industry’s ceaseless drive to improve quality and efficiency, which helps us ensure a high level of consistency in resins and production.

DuPont™ Surlyn® Ionomer Resins – Providing Premium Protection
Our innovative materials, including DuPont Surlyn®, supply a high standard of excellence in medical device and pharmaceutical packaging. Surlyn® ionomer resins are used for forming webs and pouches in medical device packaging. The 20 Series specialty low density polyethylene resins are used in pharmaceutical bottles, vials, and ampules. Nucrel® acid copolymer is used in individual dose packages, and Elvax® ethylene vinyl acetate and DuPont™ Elvaloy® AC ethylene acrylate copolymers replace PVC in non-invasive medical tubing and bag applications.

HEALTH+ Polymers – Quality, Compliance, Commitment Quality

Our combination of industry experience and dedication to quality helped create a special designation in our product line: DuPont™ HEALTH+ Polymers. HEALTH+ polymers are manufactured under stringent specifications and designed exclusively for resins used in products within the healthcare industry.

Regulatory Compliance- Each HEALTH+ polymer has been certified in accordance with requirements for specific healthcare applications.

Commitment and Transparency - To maintain complete transparency, all HEALTH+ polymers include a Notification of Change in specifications, product composition, sourcing location, and discontinuation of product.

Pharmaceutical Packaging Solutions
Resins play an important role in pharmaceutical packaging and help ensure that healthcare products reach consumers exactly as intended.

Polymers that are developed for the health care industry are designated as HEALTH+ and can be found in a wide variety of pharmaceutical packaging items, including:

  • Blister Packs
  • Bottles
  • Caps & Closures
  • Vials
  • Ampoules
  • Dispensing Tips
  • Label Adhesives