The Dow Chemical Co., Houston, recently introduced its Health+ line of polyethylene resins for medical and pharmaceutical packaging, as well as medical devices such as protective needle caps and sheaths, labware, and incidental parts such as handles.

The Dow Chemical Co., Houston, recently introduced its Health+

line of polyethylene resins for medical and pharmaceutical packaging,

as well as medical devices such as protective needle caps and

sheaths, labware, and incidental parts such as handles. These grades

are produced to stringent quality specifi cations and offer better

consistency as well as an enhanced level of service. For example,

Dow offers an extended 12-month period for Notification of Change

in specifications, product composition, sourcing location, and discontinuation

of a product. Also, Dow may test certain products for

USP Class VI, USP 61, FDA, and/or ISO 10993 certifications.

Although some grades in the Health+ family have been available

for years, this broader portfolio indicates Dow’s expanding

participation in the healthcare market. The family now includes

eight HDPEs (including one Continuum grade) and two LDPEs.

(800) 441-4369 • dowplastics.com