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BASF at CHINAPLAS 2016: To Highlight Benefits of TPU in Medical Tubes & more

Published on 2016-03-31. Author : SpecialChem

SHANGHAI, China -- For the first time at CHINAPLAS, BASF will showcase a wide range of medical applications made with BASF’s materials that contribute to patients’ safety and comfort.

Fig. 1: BASF

Disposable medical gloves made with Hexamoll® DINCH® plasticizer: The trusted non-phthalate plasticizer designed for sensitive applications with close human contact is ideal for medical professionals’ use during patient examinations. Hexamoll DINCH is perfectly suited for use in vinyl medical devices due to its excellent toxicological profile and low migration rate. It has the right properties to make medical gloves comfortable and elastic while ensuring a very low migration rate.

Medical tubes made with Hexamoll DINCH and Elastollan® for various purposes: Hexamoll DINCH fulfills various legal requirements for its use in medical applications and is approved by manufacturers and authorities for the use in medical tubes for dialysis treatment and intravenous therapy. In addition, BASF’s thermoplastic polyurethane Elastollan is also used in medical tubes for intravenous therapy as it is chemically resistant, highly transparent, easy to sterilize with ethylene oxide and gamma rays, and offers remarkable resistance to tears. Both Hexamoll DINCH and Elastollan provide flexibility without the use of phthalates.

Inflatable medical mattress made from Elastollan: Compared to the traditional materials, Elastollan offers better hydrolysis resistance (against sweat and urine) and hence is more durable, and offers greater comfort for patients. Due to its flexibility, the material is ideal for an inflatable medical bed which moves continuously with air pumping to enhance circulation, preventing bed sores and skin shearing.

About BASF Greater China

BASF has been a committed partner to Greater China since 1885. With major investments in Shanghai, Nanjing and Chongqing, BASF is the largest foreign investor in China’s chemical industry, and maintains the BASF Asia Pacific Innovation Campus (Shanghai) as a global and regional research and development hub. BASF posted sales of over €5.7 billion in 2015 to customers in Greater China, and employed approximately 8,400 people as of the end of that year.

About BASF

BASF creates chemistry for a sustainable future. It combines economic success with environmental protection and social responsibility. The approximately 112,000 employees in the BASF Group work on contributing to the success of our customers in nearly all sectors and almost every country in the world. Its portfolio is organized into five segments: Chemicals, Performance Products, Functional Materials & Solutions, Agricultural Solutions and Oil & Gas. BASF generated sales of more than €70 billion in 2015. BASF shares are traded on the stock exchanges in Frankfurt (BAS), London (BFA) and Zurich (AN).

Source: BASF

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