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Toray Plastics (America) Introduces Medical-packaging Film For Use In Gamma Irradiation Sterilization Applications

Thursday, May 11, 2017

Toray Plastics (America), Inc., the only United States manufacturer, of polypropylene, polyester, metallized, and bio-based films that conducts all of its manufacturing and metallizing in one location, announces the introduction of polyester films for use in gamma irradiation sterilization packaging applications. Toray’s Lumirror® GA10, GA25, and GA66 PET films, which are listed in the U.S. FDA’s Drug Master File, provide superior retention of tensile properties (tensile strength at break, Young’s modulus, and elongation break) and optical properties (gloss, haze, and color) for up to two years after initial radiation exposure by a Cobalt-60 irradiation processor. Medical-packaging integrity is essential for product sterility and security. The irradiated GA films’ mechanical properties remain substantially intact, enabling the films to resist damage during storage or handling. Retention of optical properties ensures clear visibility of the packaged product. It also assures the end user that prolonged storage time has not had a detrimental effect on the packaged product and that the item is still sterile and has not been tampered with. Among the applications are medical supplies, such as instruments, syringes, implants, catheters, IV sets, surgical gloves, and gauze.

“Toray Industries has been a major supplier of products to the medical, pharmaceutical, and healthcare markets for more than 25 years,” says Paul Knollmeyer, New Business Development, Toray Plastics (America), Inc. “Our GA Series deepens that involvement and now offers medical-packaging customers an effective, new packaging solution, while presenting converting customers with an opportunity to grow business.”

Each of the GA films possesses a unique functionality. GA10 is a printable film, GA25 is heat sealable, and GA66 can be used as a mono web or in packaging laminations. All have excellent thermal and dimensional stability. Toray Plastics (America) is an ISO 9000- and 14000-compliant manufacturing facility.

For more information about Toray Plastics (America)’s Lumirror GA Series of polyester films for use in gamma irradiation sterilization packaging applications, contact Paul Knollmeyer at or 401-294-4511, ext. 2509.

Toray Plastics (America), Inc., is a leading manufacturer of polyester, polypropylene, bio-based, and metallized films for flexible and rigid packaging, lidding, graphic, industrial, optical, and electronic applications, and conducts all its manufacturing and metallizing at one location. Toray is also a leader in the manufacture of polyolefin, polypropylene, and polyethylene foams for the automotive and flooring industries. The company is a subsidiary of Toray Industries, Inc., the world leader in synthetic fibers and textiles, carbon fibers, plastics, chemicals, pharmaceuticals, and high-performance films, which has annual sales exceeding US$19 billion. For more information about Toray Plastics (America)’s complete line of films and foams, contact Mary Osso at or 401-667-2281. Toray Plastics (America), Inc., headquarters is located at 50 Belver Avenue, North Kingstown, RI 02852-7500; telephone 401-294-4511, fax 401-294-3410. Visit the Toray Plastics (America), Inc., website at 



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