BS EN 868-9:2018 Packaging for terminally sterilized medical devices Part 9: Uncoated nonwoven materials of polyolefines – Requirements and test methods
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This document specifies test methods and values for uncoated nonwoven materials of polyoletmnes used for sterile barrier systems and/or packaging systems that are intended to maintain sterility of terminally sterilized medical devices to the point of use.
Other than the general requirements as specified in EN ISO 11607-1 and EN ISO 11607-2 this part of EN 868 specifies materials, test methods and values that are specific to the products covered by this document.
The materials specified in this part of EN 868 are intended for single use only.
2 Normative references
The following documents are referred to in the text in such a way that some or all of their content constitutes requirements of this document. For dated references, only the edition cited applies. For undated references, the latest edition of the referenced document (including any amendments) applies.
EN ISO 536, Paper and board – Determination ofgrammage (ISO 536)
EN ISO 811, Textiles – Determination of resistance to water penetration – Hydrostatic pressure test (ISO 811)
EN ISO 1924-2, Paper and board – Determination of tensile properties – Part 2: Constant rate of elongation method (20 mm/mm) (ISO 1924-2)
EN ISO 1974, Paper – Determination of tea ring resistance – Elmendorf method (ISO 1974) EN ISO 2758, Paper – Determination of bursting strength (ISO 2758)
EN ISO 11607-1:2017, Packaging for terminally sterilized medical devices – Part 1: Requirements for materials, sterile barrier systems and packaging systems (ISO 11607-1:2006, including Amd 1:2014)
ISO 5636-3, Paper and board — Determination of air permeance (medium range) — Part 3: Bendtsen method
ISO 6588-2, Paper, board and puips — Determination of pH of aqueous extracts — Part 2: Hot extraction
ISO 8601, Data elements and interchange formats — Information interchange — Representation of dates and times
ASTM D 2724, Standard Test Methods for Bonded, Fused, and Laminated Apparel Fabrics
3 Terms and definitions
For the purposes of this document, the terms and definitions given in EN ISO 11607-1:2017 apply.
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For any material, preformed sterile harrier system or sterile harrier system, the requirements of EN ISO 11607-1 shall apply.
Polyethylene and polypropylene non-wovens have different specific performance requirements and this shall be considered during design and use of stenle barrier systems for specific applications.
This part of EN 868 only introduces performance requirements and test methods that are specific to the products covered by this part of EN 868 but does not add or modify the general requirements specified
In EN ISO 11607-1.
As such, the particular requirements in 4.3 can be used to demonstrate compliance with one or more but not all of the requirements of EN ISO 11607-1.
NOTE Compliance to EN 868-9 does not automatically mean compliance to EN ISO 11607.1.
A confirmation of compliance to EN 868-9 shall contain a statement whether EN ISO 11607-1 is covered.
The uncoated material shall be translucent or opaque and made of continuous filaments of polyolefines of a high level ol’ purity and shall not release any substances in such quantities as could constitute a health risk
NOTE Attention is drawn to EN ISO 10993-1.
Conditioned material for testing shall comply with the test sample conditioning requirements of EN ISO 11607-1:2017, Clause 4.
4.3 Performance requirements and test methods
18.104.22.168 No colour shall leach out of the material. Compliance shall be tested by visual examination of a hot extract prepared in accordance with the method given in ISO 6588-2 modified to test temperature of (60 ± 5) °C.
22.214.171.124 The average mass of 1 m2 of the conditioned material when tested in accordance with EN ISO 536 shall be within ± 7 % of the nominal value stated by the manufacturer.
126.96.36.199 The internal tearing resistance of the conditioned material shall he not less than 1 000 mN in both machine and cross directions when tested in accordance with EN ISO 1974.
188.8.131.52 lIthe nature of the material allows a delamination to be initiated, the delamination factor of the conditioned material shall be not less than 1 N/25,4 mm when tested in accordance with
184.108.40.206 The air permeance of the conditioned material shall be not less than 1 pam/Pa s at an air pressure of 1,47 kPa when tested in accordance with Iso 5636-3.
NOTE This requirement can be ignored for materials solely for use in irradiation sterilization packaging.
220.127.116.11 The resistance to water penetration of the conditioned material shall be determined using the hydrostatic head test based on EN ISO 811. Test results and test conditions shall be documented.
4.3.2 Specific performance requirements and test methods
18.104.22.168 Polyethylene based materials
22.214.171.124 The tensile strength of the conditioned material shall be not less than 4,8 kN/m in the machine direction and not less than 5.0 kN/m in the cross direction when tested in accordance with EN ISO 1924-2.
126.96.36.199.2 The bursting strength of the conditioned material shall be not less than 575 kPa when
tested in accordance with EN ISO 2758.
188.8.131.52 Polypropylene based materials
184.108.40.206.1 The tensile strength of the conditioned material shall be not less than 2,5 kN/m in the machine direction and not less than 1,5 kN/m in the cross direction when tested in accordance with
EN ISO 1924-2.
220.127.116.11.2 The bursting strength of the conditioned material shall be not less than 400 kPa when tested in accordance with EN ISO 2758.
4.4 Marking of the protective packaging
The protective packaging shall be legibly and durably marked with the following information:
a) reference, stock or catalogue number;
c) the manufacturer’s or supplier’s name or trade name, and address;
d) date of manufacture in accordance with ISO 8601;
e) lot number1
f) nominal mass in grams per square metre;
g) nominal sheet size in millimetres or nominal width of rolls in millimetres and length in metres;
h) any specific storage conditions, if applicable.
5 Information to be supplied by the manufacturer
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