ArmorFlex® Films & Flexible Isolators


The premier film for pharmaceutical and biopharmaceutical powder handling.

Using single-use technologies to achieve continuous manufacturing has long been a goal of pharmaceutical and biopharmaceutical manufacturers. At ILC Dover, we have focused on developing premier films for a wide array of powder handling and containment needs. As a result, our engineers developed ArmorFlex® Films, designed and proven to provide unmatched performance characteristics while increasing handling speed and safety. ArmorFlex® Films are regulatory friendly, slip-agent free, and custom-formulated to deliver superior elongation performance (nearly 500%) for ruggedness and high strength. As with most films, other components help produce the film and provide desired physical properties and performance characteristics. However, at ILC Dover, only components that meet the materials-of-contact test protocol requirements are used.

The ArmorFlex® Family of Films

The ArmorFlex® Family of Films includes ArmorFlex® 110 and ArmorFlex® 114, which deliver permanent static dissipative properties and meet FDA and EU regulations for food contact and EP test conditions. ArmorFlex® 113 offers superior visual clarity, making this the clear film of choice for flexible enclosures and flexible isolators.


ArmorFlex® 110


ArmorFlex® 113


ArmorFlex® 114

Why ArmorFlex® Films from ILC Dover?

Designed for Powders

No additives that can discolor product or slip agents that can cause cell-growth inhibition.

Antistatic Film

Low-residual, antistatic film ensures all product is removed from the bag.

Full Regulatory Compliance

Meet FDA and EU requirements for food contact and complies with EP test conditions.

High Film Strength

High film and seal strength provide flex-fatigue resistance; abrasion and puncture-resistant material.

Superior Visual Clarity

Superior visual clarity makes this the film of choice for flexible enclosures and flexible isolators.

Unique Properties

Formulated for minimal film elongation and gamma irradiation compatibility.

Flexible containment isolators, also known as glove bags, for safe and quick pharma and biopharma processing in high containment.

After twenty years of designing and building custom isolators solutions for powder containment, our engineers have compiled standardized flexible containment isolators that meet the vast majority of pharmaceutical and biopharmaceutical processes. All component materials meet FDA standards, and the designs accommodate cGMP regulations as well as operator ergonomics. These standardized, modular systems allow a quick delivery solution for handling many pharmaceutical and biopharmaceutical powder handling processes. Our unmatched line of containment isolators includes the soloPURE™ flexible aseptic isolator, soloFLEX benchtop containment isolator, and soloLAB pop-up benchtop isolator.

Why Flexible Containment Isolators from ILC Dover?

High Containment

Validated nanogram containment levels for HPAPI powders.

Visual Clarity

Great visual clarity of ArmorFlex® Films.

Range of Motion

Flexible containment isolators provide the optimum ergonomic operation, using a flexible film and stainless-steel frame supported by stretch cords that allow a generous range of motion. It does not restrict operator movement, unlike hard-wall isolators or a laminar flow hood with a sash.


Compatible with DoverPac® powder transfer systems and other containment accessories.

Fast Installation

Quick turnaround and installation times compared to rigid isolators.

Single-Use Disposable

Fully single use enclosures available removing the requirement for cleaning validation and risk of cross contamination.


Frames constructed of 304 stainless steel
All surfaces have a 2B finish
Product contact components constructed of 316 stainless steel
Flexible enclosure made from ArmorFlex® 113 Film
Drum rings and canisters use ILC Dover multiple O-ring connectors

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