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PolyOne to Launch Silicone-alternative Medical TPE at MD&M West

Published on 2020-02-10. Author : SpecialChem

TAGS:  Medical     polyone-tpe-silicone

PolyOne will launch its newest medical grade, Versaflex™ HC BT218, that is formulated in response to supply challenges stemming from silicone shortages and sterilization facility closures at Medical Design & Manufacturing (MD&M) West.

Versaflex HC BT218 adds to PolyOne’s broader portfolio of specialty engineered polymers for healthcare meeting stringent regulatory demands and suitable for alternative sterilization methods, including gamma and autoclave.

New Grade to Meet Critical Application Demands


PolyOne has formulated Versaflex™ HC BT218 TPE for biopharmaceutical tubing applications. Delivering on critical application demands, the new grade offers weldability, kink resistance, and tensile strength performance comparable to leading medical tubing materials, including silicone and TPEs. It has also been submitted for USP VI and ISO 10993-4,5 certifications.

We’re excited to add the new Versaflex grade to our expanding set of solutions that enable customers to continue pursuing product innovation and meet market demands,” said Jim Mattey, global marketing director, Specialty Engineered Materials at PolyOne.

We are committed to leveraging our material science expertise to formulate alternative and customized solutions that meet regulatory demands and a functional necessity for life-saving medical devices, especially in the face of market uncertainties,” said Mattey.


Source: PolyOne
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