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PolyOne to Showcase Polymer-based Healthcare Solutions at Medtec China 2011

Published on 2011-09-01. Author : SpecialChem

PolyOne Corporation, one of the premier global providers of specialized polymer materials, services and solutions, will showcase a growing range of specialty healthcare solutions and its expanded presence in Asia at Medtec China, September 7 to 8, in booth 1025 at the Intex Shanghai Exhibition Center.

Larry Johnson, Global Healthcare Marketing Director for PolyOne, explains, "We continue to make advances in our healthcare services and materials portfolio in Asia in order to provide customers with targeted solutions. Combining our growing set of solutions with specialized support helps accelerate our customers' time to market and nurtures innovation." PolyOne recently received ISO 13485 certification at its masterbatch facility located in Shanghai. This is the first ISO 13485-certified facility among North American and European masterbatch producers in China, and is the fourth such certification for PolyOne globally.

Earlier this year, PolyOne announced further expansion into Asia with the opening of a new polymer distribution warehouse and sales facility in the Waigaoqiao Free Trade Zone in Shanghai. This distribution center will focus primarily on serving the healthcare market, and represents the first entry point for PolyOne Distribution into Asia. New radiopaque and catheter solutions that further extend PolyOne's specialty reach are now available to customers in Asia through its subsidiary, NEU Specialty Materials.

PolyOne continues to expand its specialty healthcare solutions, most recently announcing new developments in both Geon™ HC and OnColor HC Plus™ portfolios. Both of these specialty healthcare solution sets are now available in Asia.

Additions to the Geon™ HC portfolio include flexible non-phthalate and non-DEHP vinyl formulations for critical healthcare applications that contact blood, expansion of USP Class VI certified vinyl materials passing the ISO 10993-5 standard for in vitro cytotoxicity for medical devices, and new rigid vinyl solutions for medical device housings and enclosures.

OnColor HC Plus™ colorants developed specifically for healthcare, medical device and pharmaceutical applications have been pre-certified for USP Class VI and ISO 10993 biocompatibility. Formulations tailored to both Eastman Tritan™ MX copolyester materials and DOW HEALTH™ polymers will be highlighted at Medtec China.

Manufactured globally, OnColor HC Plus™ specialty colorants provide customers with quality and regulatory consistency across their entire global footprint. Because the colorants are pre-certified for biocompatibility, healthcare and medical device customers are able to streamline their time to market and reduce regulatory compliance costs in order to profitably expand their business.

About PolyOne

PolyOne Corporation, with 2010 annual revenues of $2.6 billion, is one of the premier providers of specialized polymer materials, services and solutions. Headquartered outside of Cleveland, Ohio USA, PolyOne has operations around the world.

Source: PolyOne

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