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Avient introduces medical TPE grades without animal derivatives
Source:Adsale Plastics Network    Editor:JK    Date:04.Aug.2020

Avient Corporation, a leading provider of specialized and sustainable material solutions, has announced the addition of eight new grades to its healthcare portfolio of Versaflex thermoplastic elastomers (TPEs).

 

The injection-moldable Versaflex HC 3810 series is formulated without animal derivatives and offers a wide range of durometers to serve a variety of medical device applications.


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Avient has announced the addition of eight new grades to its healthcare portfolio of Versaflex thermoplastic elastomers.


“Rooted in the technology of our proven Versaflex portfolio, this series delivers reliable performance and expands on material options formulated without animal derivatives, an increasingly common requirement for healthcare products,” said Jean-Paul Scheepens, general manager, Americas, Specialty Engineered Materials at Avient.

 

Commercially available in North America, the new specialty Versaflex grades are translucent and offer excellent colorability. They are well suited for overmolding on polypropylene. Example applications for 20-50 Shore A grades include ergonomic grips, strain relief components, handles, gaskets, and seals. Grades in the 60-90 Shore A durometer range can be used for IV connector caps, diagnostic testing devices, endoscopic caps, and similar applications.

 

Versaflex 3810 materials can be used with gamma and autoclave sterilization methods. All eight grades in the new series are also ISO 10993-4 and -5, REACH SVHC, and RoHS compliant.

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