Abbreviations

Abbreviation
4SS
AAMI
AIDS
AIMDD
ANSI
APET
CE
CEN
COC
CSSD
DIN
EC
ECDC
EDANA
EEC
EO
ESPA
ETO
EU
EVA
FAQ
FDA
FFS
FIFO
GMP
HCAI
HFFS
HIPS
INDA
ISO
IVMD
LDPE
MDD
MHRA
OH&S
OPA
OPET
OPP
PA
PET
PET
PETG
PP
PVC
QMS
SAL
SBA
SBS
TC
TIR
ULDPE
VHP
WG
Explanation
Four side sealing
Advancement of medical instrumentation
Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome
Active implantable medical devices
American National Standards Institute
Amorphous Polyethylene Teraphthalate
Conformité Européenne
European Committee for standardization
Cyclic Olefin Copolymers
Central Sterile Services Department
Deutsches Institut für Normung
European Commission
The European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control
European Disposables and Nonwovens Association
European Economic Community
Ethylene oxide
European sterilization packaging association
Ethylene oxide
European Union
Ethylene Vinyl Acetate
Frequently asked questions
Food and Drug Administration
Form-Fill-Seal
First In First Out
Good manufacturing practise
Healthcare associated infections
Horizontal form-fill-seal
High Impact Polystyrene
Association of the Nonwoven Fabrics Industry
International organization for standardization
In vitro diagnostics medical devices
Low Density Polyethylene
Medical Device Directive
Medicines and Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency
Occupational Health and Safety
Orientated Polyamide
Orientated Polyethylene Teraphthalate
Orientated Polypropylene
Polyamide, Nylon
Polyethylene Teraphthalate
Polyethylene  
Polyethylene Terephthlate Glycol-Modified
Polypropylene
Polyvinyl Chloride
Quality management systems
sterility assurance level
Sterile Barrier Association
Sterile barrier system
Technical Committee
Technical Information Report
Ultra Low Density Polyethylene 
Vaporized Hydrogen Peroxide
Working Group