Clariant enhances functionality of medical-grade ABS polymers
| Subj: Press-releses
Clariant Plastics & Coatings Healthcare Polymer Solutions announces a new family of ABS polymer compounds that offer makers of medical devices and pharmaceutical packaging enhanced functionality without compromising on compliance with regulatory requirements. The resins are part of the MEVOPUR line of color and additive concentrates and ‘ready-to-use’ polymer compounds.
ABS (acrylonitrile-butadiene-styrene) is known as a versatile material that is commonly used in consumer and automotive industry, and now widely available as a ‘medical grade’ resin. Clariant is using its formulation skills, compounding capabilities in EN-ISO13485:2016 certified production facilities to enhance the ABS resin properties with pre-tested ingredients that support compliance to standards such as ISO10993 and USP Class VI.
“Clariant recently introduced the theme of ‘The Color of Innovation,’ to show how making decisions about materials early enough to apply QbD (Quality by Design) principles widens the scope of possibilities,” explains Steve Duckworth, Global Head of Marketing & Business Development. “We are known for color, but we also demonstrate what can be done to add new properties to polymers — such as medical grade ABS — and widen the application possibilities for what is already an excellent resin.”
Examples of the MEVOPUR functional compounds include:
ABS Anti-Scratch: ABS is often used for its visual appeal, but this can be spoiled in use by surface scratches. These scratches are particularly visible on dark colors. The new MEVOPUR compounds reduce the appearance of scratches, helping devices look good for longer.
“The ‘Color of Innovation’ is about bringing new ideas and capabilities to designers, but without sacrificing on regulatory compliance,” continues Duckworth. “This is why we say that MEVOPUR helps make every decision an opportunity.”
Introduced in 2010, the MEVOPUR product range celebrates 10 years of helping medical-device and pharmaceutical companies reduce the risk of regulatory non-compliance throughout the product life cycle, while meeting the highest standards for performance and appearance. All MEVOPUR materials are produced in three dedicated EN:ISO13485–2016 registered facilities and have been pre-tested to ensure compliance with common standards.
MEVOPUR® IS A TRADEMARK OF CLARIANT REGISTERED IN MANY COUNTRIES.