Monopolymer package targets hospital recycling


TEQ (Huntley, IL) is announcing development of a sterile barrier system (SBS) using a proprietary blend of high-density polyethylene (HDPE) in combination with a breathable HDPE thermoplastic lidding material developed by DuPont. The result is a monopolymer package that is more easily recycled, according to TEQ.

"Our TEQethylene solution helps to overcome one of the biggest obstacles to recycling SBS materials, which is the fact that sterile barrier systems most often consist of more than one material—and hospital staff simply don't have the time or interest in separating lids and trays for recycling," says Randy Loga, president of TEQ.
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