A new series of colorants and additives for healthcare products comes from PolyOne Corp., Avon Lake, Ohio. These include OnColor HC colorants, OnCap HC performance additives, and the Smartbatch HC masterbatches of both colorants and additives. All ingredients meet specific healthcare criteria, including USP, ISO 10993, FDA, and EP 5.0. HC products are customized for specific healthcare applications such as medical devices, pharmaceutical packaging, drug-delivery devices, or body implants. OnColor HC colorants provide a full-range of opaque, translucent, and transparent shades, as well as special effects such as pearlescent, fluorescent, frost, metallic, and granite. Says David Stonecipher, marketing director for colorants and additives, “While basic blues, reds, and greens are most often used for identifying function in medical devices, more interesting options such as special effects are being sought for packaging of pharmaceutical products like vitamins and products with a consumer focus, such as inhalers for children.” OnCap HC performance additives include UV stabilizers, UV filters, antistats, antimicrobials, antifogs, and laser-marking additives as well as process enhancers such as antiblocks, slip agents, nucleating agents, lubricants, antioxidants, and chemical foaming agents. The main carrier resins are acrylic, PC, PVC, polyolefins, PLA biopolymers, and Eastman’s new Tritan copolyester. (866) 756-9663 • www.polyone.com
33587 Walker Rd. Avon Lake, OH 44012
Phone (440) 930-1000 Fax (216) 589-4077
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