ASTM F testing provides a qualitative (accept / reject) visual inspection method for evaluating the appearance characteristics of unopened, intact seals in . •Many Medical Device Manufactures are referencing ASTM F as the visual inspection method they use to verify the sterile barrier integrity of their packaging . ASTM F Visual Inspection is a process of methodically and purposefully examining a package for a specific range of defects and recording observations.

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Visual seal characteristics and defects can bring forth evidence of sterile package integrity and production sealing problems.

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It is the responsibility of the user of this standard to establish appropriate safety and health practices and determine the applicability of regulatory limitations prior to use. Visual seal defects will often be the initial indication of heat sealing process variation.

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ASTM-F – Medical Package Testing

This standard is also available to be included in Standards Subscriptions. Size of channel Degree of contrast from sealed and unsealed asstm Amount and type of adhesive between the two package layers Reflecting light angle Types of materials used Use of magnification ASTM F procedure is comprised of the following: Add to Alert PDF.

ASTM F is pertinent to flexible and rigid packages with at least one transparent side so that the seal area may be clearly viewed. Please first verify your email before subscribing to alerts.

They also will demonstrate a lack of, or potential compromise to, package integrity after physical package performance testing. ASTM-F Standard Test Method for Determining Integrity of Seals for Medical Packaging by Visual Inspection Seal attributes can be directly linked to a vast amount of variables in process parameters, equipment, or material, as well as environmental room temperature and relative humidity.

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Completeness and uniformity of the entire seal area of the package must be inspected. Inspection of the seal should be performed at a distance of 30 to 45 cm 12 to 18 in.

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Standards Subscriptions from ANSI provides a money-saving, multi-user solution for accessing standards. Seal attributes can be directly linked to a vast amount of variables in astn parameters, equipment, or material, as well as environmental room temperature and relative humidity. Please first log in with a verified email before subscribing to alerts. Any part of the seal where channels appear across entire seal width must be identified and recorded.