Packaging, Storage & Handling



Biodegradable polymers must be packaged to strict requirements in order to be protected from degradation by moisture. At DURECT, we package our polymers in heat-sealed polyethylene bags under high-purity nitrogen. These polyethylene bags along with a desiccant pouch are heat-sealed into foil-laminate outer bags. The packaged polymers are labeled for storage at ≤ -10 °C.

All packaging is performed in a clean room. We also offer special packaging, such as multiple containers or alternative sizes, to support your production and R&D needs.


Order Polymers

We offer a variety of polymers and sample kits in stock for prompt delivery.

Technical Data

Data describing characteristics of lactide, glycolide and ε-caprolactone polymers to assist you in selecting the optimal polymer for your program.

Safety Data Sheets


The following Safety Data Sheets are saved in a format that can be viewed and printed from Acrobat Reader.

LACTEL Absorbable Polymers

2200 Riverchase Center, Suite 501
Birmingham, AL 35244 USA

Customer Service:

Phone: (877) 705-8072 Fax: (408) 865-1406

E-mail: absorbablescs@durect.com

LACTEL Technical Support:

Phone: (205) 578-5102

E-mail: absorbables@durect.com