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Mass Polymerization Advantages with Trinseo’s ABS Resin for Medical Equipment

Published on 2017-04-19. Author : SpecialChem

Medical-grade ABS for Medical Equipment
Medical-grade ABS for Medical Equipment
BERWYN, Pa. -- Trinseo has offered medical equipment manufacturers and molders, medical-grade MAGNUM™ ABS Resins. The material features the advantages of Trinseo’s mass polymerization technology combined with the properties needed most for medical applications to assure the integrity of end-use applications.

Performance Plastics for Medical Devices


  • Trinseo’s MAGNUM™ 8391 MED ABS Resins are part of the company’s line of performance plastics tailored for medical device applications. 
  • Trinseo’s proprietary polymerization process results in a material that is highly consistent from lot-to-lot in terms of color, rheology and physical properties. 
  • The process results in brilliant whiteness of the material for ease of coloring and less pigment use, and results in lower residual monomers and oligomers.

Compatible to Medical Industry Prerequisite


  • Medical-industry requirements found in MAGNUM™ 8391 MED include biocompatibility, chemical resistance, sterilization options, and comprehensive regulatory support. 
  • The material also offers an extended notification of change as well as the versatility of secondary operations common in medical equipment, such as spraying, plating, solvent bonding and ultrasonic welding.

To ensure the quality required for medical applications, Trinseo adheres to strict production guidelines. Trinseo’s medical manufacturing facilities and related global departments are ISO 13485:2016 certified, which places a special emphasis on risk management and process validation.

Trinseo has a history of providing the medical device industry with materials for single- and multiple-use devices and equipment housings. As a manufacturer focused on resin quality and product stewardship, Trinseo is committed to supporting the medical equipment industry with superior product quality, outstanding consistency, and the assurance of global supply.

About Trinseo


Trinseo is a global materials solutions provider and manufacturer of plastics, latex binders, and synthetic rubber. It is focused on delivering innovative and sustainable solutions to help its customers create products that touch lives every day — products that are intrinsic to how we live our lives — across a wide range of end-markets, including automotive, consumer electronics, appliances, medical devices, lighting, electrical, carpet, paper and board, building and construction, and tires. Trinseo had approximately $3.7 billion in net sales in 2016, with 15 manufacturing sites around the world, and nearly 2,200 employees.

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