FlexShield® Thermoplastic Polyurethane Film

UFP MedTech’s FlexShield® is a flexible thermoplastic polyurethane (TPU) film used for medical packaging, component, and product applications. Its durability and sterility lend itself to providing excellent protection for devices and patients.


Utilizing FlexShield®, we design and manufacture a variety of solutions for the medical industry including surgical instrument and orthopedic implant packaging, protection for medical equipment, or any application requiring sterile barrier integrity protection.


Puncture & Abrasion Resistant

Puncture & Abrasion Resistant

TPU is a durable plastic film that provides excellent puncture and abrasion resistance.



TPU is biocompatible, FDA approved, and meets USP Class VI standards for use with medical applications.



TPU is compatible with EtO and Gamma sterilization methods.


FlexShield provides puncture and abrasion resistance in order to safely ship medical devices, implants, and instruments without incurring damage to external packaging. We create custom and standard packaging solutions for a variety of medical products including:

  • Orthopedic implants
  • Surgical instruments and tools
  • Catheters
  • Trocars and more

Standard Packaging Solutions

In addition to custom FlexShield solutions, we offer standard FlexShield packaging products to ensure sterile barrier integrity.  These products are industry proven and require no engineering or tooling investment.


FlexShield Pouches

Designed with the surgeons and nurses in mind, FlexShield pouches break apart to provide effortless aseptic presentation of the medical instruments they protect.

Tip Protectors

FlexShield Tip Protectors

Used to protect the ends of sharp, delicate medical instruments such as surgical screws, pins, and trocars.


FlexShield Bags

FlexShield bags provide versatility as a packaging medium. They can be used across multiple medical products of varying sizes.


FlexShield TPU Tub and Tray Packaging Solution

Our tubs are designed to nest inside of a rigid plastic tray and hold a variety of part sizes, which allows for SKU consolidation.

Standard Sizes Available

FlexShield Product Available Sizes (In Inches) Suggested Applications
  • 1 x 9
  • 1 x 14
  • 1.43 x 2
  • 1.43 x 4
  • 1.43 x 6
  • 1.43 x 9
  • 1.43 x 14
  • 1.5 x 11
  • 2.29 x 3.5 (4 Chambers)
  • 2.5 x 2
  • 2.5 x 4
  • 2.5 x 6
  • 2.5 x 9
  • 2.5 x 11
  • Fixation plates
  • IM rods
  • Surgical saw blades
  • Surgical needles, pins & screws
Tip Protectors
  • 0.39 x 1.33
  • 0.58 x 2
  • 0.58 x 3
  • 1.5 x 3
  • 1.63 x 2.6
  • Catheters
  • Surgical saw blades
  • Surgical needles, pins & screws
  • Trocars
  • 4 x 6
  • 5 x 7
  • 6 x 9
  • Aceabular cups
  • Fixation plates
  • Hip stems
  • Knee implants
  • Surgical needles, pins & screws
  • 3.35 x 1.70 x 1
  • Fixation plates
  • Surgical needles, pins & screws
  • Surgical saw blades

FlexShield Pouch In Action


FlexShield can be formed into unique shapes for a variety of medical device applications. The material is approved for skin contact and has been used to protect patients from infection during surgery and to safeguard sensitive medical equipment.

Our Expertise

At UFP MedTech, we are uniquely positioned to meet your most stringent demands by offering:

Risk Mitigation

Risk Mitigation

Redundant cleanroom manufacturing capabilities and multiple global suppliers for medical TPU allow us to provide continual, reliable service to our sterile packaging customers.

Speed to market

Speed To Market

A catalog of standard available sizes helps us provide quicker turnaround times as well as eliminates the need for design and tooling costs.

Material Specifications

FlexShield is made from a medical-grade thermoplastic polyurethane film (TPU).
Specification Details
Certifications USP Class VI Resin, FDA Approved, Biocompatible
Compatible Sterilizations EtO, Gamma
Thicknesses Available 0.003" - 0.055"
Colors Blue, Natural
Finish Matte, Gloss
Not all options available in all configurations.

Click here to download the FlexShield datasheet, which contains additional information on material properties and test data.
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