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Trinseo Launches STYRON™ 2678 MED Polystyrene for Medical Devices

Published on 2016-06-27. Author : SpecialChem


Trinseo has introduced a general purpose polystyrene (GPPS) specifically for the medical devices market. STYRON™ 2678 MED Polystyrene Resin offers the versatility of polystyrene with the added assurance for the medical market of ISO 10993 compliance and an extended notification of change.

New Biocompatible GPPS by Trinseo

STYRON™ 2678 MED Polystyrene Resins can be used for a variety of medical device applications including clear packaging, diagnostic components, petri dishes and housings for test kits.

Highlights of STYRON™ 2678 MED Polystyrene Resin

GPPS for Injection Molded Medical Applications
Fig. 1: GPPS for Injection Molded Medical Applications

• Excellent transparency (approx. 90% transmission), stiffness, rigidity and heat resistance.
• Biocompatibility, sterilization stability, and chemical resistance to fight infection.
• STYRON™ 2678 MED PS (GPPS) can also be processed further with secondary operations such as solvent bonding, welding and laser marking, typical for medical devices.

“There’s a growing need - especially within medical packaging – for a medical grade polymer that performs well, protects the product, and provides an added degree of safety,” said Ben Porter, technical service & development engineer, Trinseo, Netherlands. “STYRON™ 2678 MED Polystyrene Resin provides customers with an ideal and economical solution and an alternative to general purpose food grade polystyrene.”

Trinseo and Medical Device Market

  • Trinseo has served the global medical devices market with high performance plastics for single- and multiple-use devices and equipment housings for nearly three decades. 
  • Trinseo offers worldwide production and fulfillment, recently announcing its medical compounding capability in Asia Pacific to complement existing compounding in Europe and North America. 
  • STYRON™ 2678 MED Polystyrene Resin will expand Trinseo’s offering of transparent materials for medical applications.

About Trinseo

Trinseo is a global materials solutions provider and manufacturer of plastics, latex binders, and synthetic rubber. Trinseo is focused on delivering innovative and sustainable solution to help 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 $4.0 billion in revenue in 2015, with 18 manufacturing sites around the world, and more than 2,200 employees.

Source: Trinseo

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