At two major recent trade fairs for the medical industry – MD&M West in Anaheim, CA, USA, and Pharmapack EU in Paris; Trinseo highlighted its portfolio of thermoplastic elastomers for medical devices.
“We’ve brought together a very high quality portfolio of rigid plastics with TPEs that have been specifically formulated for the medical devices sector,” said Aldo Zanetti, business unit manager TPE Solutions – Medical & Packaging for Trinseo. “This move helps us meet the needs of medical customers, particularly as the industry addresses trends in health care that require medical devices and equipment that are more patient friendly and service provider friendly.”
Trinseo offers two styrenic block copolymers to the medical devices industry under the brands Megol and Raplan. The materials are biocompatibility tested and available with full biocompatibility (MED) and limited testing approved for skin contact (SK).
The company’s rigid plastics for medical devices include:
- Calibre (PC) for fluid and drug delivery via syringes, stopcocks and luers.
- Calibre (PC-GF) for handles and housings of surgical devices.
- Emerge PC/ABS and PC/PET for housings and covers of monitoring devices.
- Magnum ABS for portable device housings i.e. diabetes management equipment, glucose meters, pumps and insulin pens.