Sterilization Methods


EtO Sterilization of Packaging Materials

Ethylene Oxide or EO, or EtO, is a gas sterilization process that has three basic components: Pre-conditioning, Sterilization and Aeration. Packaging selection is critical for success. Having the ideal breathable area combined with the right companion films is essential. All in One processes, Rapid Cycles and Cold processes each require separate considerations. Breathable pouches, film and foil header bags, Tyvek® to Tyvek® pouches are all available from Beacon.

EtO Sterilization Process

  • High Humidity

  • Moderate Temperature

  • Requires Breathable Package

  • Residuals

Material Compatibility
  • Compatible with most materials

  • Requires Breathable Package

  • Available in coated and uncoated Tyvek®

EtO Sterilization Products By Type

MaterialProduct Options
Tyvek ®Tyvek® to Tyvek® Pouch
Tyvek® to Film Pouch
Tyvek® to Foil Bulk Bag
Tyvek® Foil Header Bag
Tyvek® Film Header Bag
Tyvek® Tie Wrap
Tyvek® Lidding
Tyvek® Lift Tab
FilmFilm to Tyvek® Pouch
Film Tyvek® Header Bag
FoilFoil to Tyvek® Bulk Bag
Flexible HDPEHDPE Packaging Insert