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THE NEW DualFUSION VIAL IS FIRST VIAL THAT COMBINES THE BENEFITS OF A STRONG, PROTECTIVE PLASTIC OUTER LAYER AND THE HIGH-PERFORMANCE BARRIER PROPERTIES OF AN INNER SILICA LAYER

New line of purpose-built, ready-to-sterilize, uniquely barcoded vials
 
Millville, NJ – WHEATON® announces the launch of its new DualFUSION Vial that combines the best properties of both plastic and glass into one container. Using Plasma Enhanced Chemical Vapor Deposition (PECVD) Technology, an organosilicate protective layer is fused with a silica-like (SiO2 barrier) layer that is fused to a Cyclic Olefin Polymer (COP) shell to form a robust covalently bonded material. The outer COP shell provides mechanical strength, protects against breakage, and can withstand a temperature range of -196°C to 121°C without cracking. The inner layer offers outstanding barrier performance to maintain sample integrity and protect sensitive reagents. It prevents permeation of oxygen, water vapor, and other gases, protects against delamination, and eliminates concerns over leaching of metal ions, which can compromise the integrity of vial contents.
 
Each ready-to-use, ready-to-sterilize DualFUSION Vial has a unique barcode for rapid and easy traceability. The vials, like all WHEATON® packaging components, provide purpose-built solutions. The innovative dual layer formulation has an inert surface that offers unparalleled protection for your valuable sample or product.
 
About WHEATON
 
Throughout its 126-year history, WHEATON has been dedicated to supporting scientific advances and discovery by providing innovative solutions for the laboratory research, diagnostic, and specialty pharmaceutical industries. The company’s expertise in designing and manufacturing plastic and glass containers with a wide selection of closure systems and custom solutions ensures the secure storage and delivery of sensitive materials and precious biomedical specimens around the globe.
 
 
WHEATON Contact:
Tracy Neri-Luciano
Global Director of Marketing
(856) 825-1100, x2655
 
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Debra Harrsch
Brandwidth Solutions
(215-997-8575)
dharrsch@brandwidthsolutions.com