TOPAS Advanced Polymers, Inc.
7300 Turfway Rd.
Florence, KY 41042 US
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As Seen In Plastics Technology
K 2016 Proves Additive Manufacturing Has Staying Power
K 2016 made clear that additive manufacturing is establishing a prominent position at the triennial show among long-running mainstays like injection molding, extrusion, blowmolding and thermoforming.
K Reporter’s Notebook Materials: New 3D Printer Uses COCs for Microfluidic Devices; ABS Terpolymer for 3D Printing
Specially designed 3D printer uses COCs for microfluidics; new ABS player promotes terpolymer for additive manufacturing.
Cyclic Olefin Copolymer: Alternative Resin For Medical Packaging
With Barex production winding down, processors serving the medical market are eyeing replacements. Some have already commercialized new packages with COC.
COC Used in Unique Crystallization Microplate
Topas's cyclic olefin copolymer (COC) selected for the In-Situ-1, an unusual crystallization microplate by MiTeGen LLC, Ithaca, N.Y.
MATERIALS: Injection Molding COC with Internal Mold Release
The boost in processability has made this COC the go-to choice grade for components with high-aspect ratios, precision details, and other molding challenges.
Materials News at K 2013
There was no shortage of interesting materials developments at K 2013, in particular high-performance engineering thermoplastics and thermoplastic composites—much of them geared to automotive/transportation.
Glass-Like Colored COC for Pharma Packaging, Medical Devices
WEB EXCLUSIVE: A collaboration between Clariant Masterbatches, Holden, Mass., and Topas Advanced Polymers, Florence, Ky., is bringing bright, clear colors to pharmaceutical packaging and medical devices made of TOPAS cyclic olefin copolymer (COC). Clariant’s new precolored compounds and color concentrates are part of the Mevopur family of products developed for companies whose applications require risk control, product consistency, and regulatory compliance. “Topas COC has become the material of choice for pharmaceutical packaging and medical devices,” says Barbara Canale, healthcare market-development manager for Topas Advanced Polymers. “It offers high shine even in thick sections and, unlike resins such as polycarbonate and polyester, has a non-reactive surface.
MATERIALS: Novel TPE Earns FDA’s Okay
WEB EXCLUSIVE: The first TPE based on cyclic olefin copolymer (COC) has received Food Contact Notification (#1104) from the U.S.
Add a Layer of COC to Boost Polyolefin Film Properties
As a discrete layer in coextruded polyolefin film, cyclic olefin copolymer provides higher modulus, greater heat resistance, improved thermoformability, and increased barrier
Cyclic Olefin Copolymer Enhances Polyolefin Blends for Film Packaging
Cyclic olefin copolymer (COC ) is an amorphous thermoplastic that is finding increased utility as a blending agent in polyolefin packaging films for medical, consumer, and industrial markets.
Materials: COC Shines in Polyolefin Blends
WEB EXCLUSIVE: Topas cyclic-olefin copolymer (COC) from Topas Advanced Polymers Inc., Florence, Ky., is known for its sparkling clarity in medical, pharmaceutical, diagnostic, and optical devices and packaging, but it is also gaining ground as an adjuct to polyolefins in coextrusions and blends.
Four Key Markets Drive Material Advances At K 2010
Last fall’s K 2010 fair in Germany drew dozens of materials suppliers to show off hundreds of new products, aimed especially at packaging,medical, automotive, and electrical/electronics.
Materials: Clear TPEs Based on Cyclic Olefin Copolymers
WEB EXCLUSIVE: Topas Advanced Polymers, Florence, Ky., has developed the first cylic olefin copolymer (COC) thermoplastic elastomers.
K 2010 Preview, Materials Higher Performance, Better Processing, And Now Sustainability Share Spotlight at K
The K 2010 show will present new plastics materials for a wide range of industries, which makes it hard to generalize, but a few markets stand out prominently: packaging, medical, automotive, and electronic equipment.
Micromolding with COC
A pretty impressive example of micro injection molding is this “microwell array,” which has millions of tiny wells measuring 3 microns in diam. and 3 microns deep, with a pitch of 6.5 microns.
COC for Low-Temp Sealing & Shrink Film
WEB EXCLUSIVE: New Topas 9903D-10 COC (cyclic olefin copolymer) boasts a lower glass-transition temperature (Tg) of 33 C/92 F for use in monolayer and coextruded films.
Machine and Material Innovations Highlight SPE Thermoforming Conference
The industry’s largest twin-sheet thermoformer and the first North American source of halogen heaters were among the machinery and equipment developments at the recent 17th Annual SPE Thermoforming Conference in Cincinnati.
Disc Die for Blown Film Grows to 18 in. Diam.
The modular disc blown film die was commercialized by BBS Corp., Spartanburg, S.C., in the late 1990s in small sizes (up to 9 in. diam.), mostly for R&D applications.
Coinjection-Blow System For Barrier PC Bottles
Multilayer injection-blow molding technology has taken a leap forward with the commercialization of a barrier polycarbonate bottle for medical use.