Envelopes of Aluminium

  • This type of container is highly resistant to penetration by water vapor and gives high protection to sutures moisture sensitive; therefore, synthetic absorbable sutures are well protected against degradation by atmospheric moisture diffused into the container through the heat seal during storage.
  • Synthetic absorbable sutures as homo-polymers and co-polymers of lactic and glycolic acids are known to be susceptible to degradation by hydrolysis, even by small amounts of water vapor. Care must be taken on using the container to substantially remove all suture moisture traces from inside the container to seal the suture in a substantially anhydrous environment.