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7300 Turfway Rd.
Florence, KY 41042 US
Specially designed 3D printer uses COCs for microfluidics; new ABS player promotes terpolymer for additive manufacturing.
With Barex production winding down, processors serving the medical market are eyeing replacements. Some have already commercialized new packages with COC.
Topas's cyclic olefin copolymer (COC) selected for the In-Situ-1, an unusual crystallization microplate by MiTeGen LLC, Ithaca, N.Y.
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.
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.
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.
WEB EXCLUSIVE: The first TPE based on cyclic olefin copolymer (COC) has received Food Contact Notification (#1104) from the U.S.
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 (COC ) is an amorphous thermoplastic that is finding increased utility as a blending agent in polyolefin packaging films for medical, consumer, and industrial markets.
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.
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.
WEB EXCLUSIVE: Topas Advanced Polymers, Florence, Ky., has developed the first cylic olefin copolymer (COC) thermoplastic elastomers.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Multilayer injection-blow molding technology has taken a leap forward with the commercialization of a barrier polycarbonate bottle for medical use.
A new high-clarity grade of cyclic olefin copolymer (COC) has enabled the Cryovac unit of Sealed Air Corp., Duncan, S.C., to cut in half the haze of its Xenith3 soft-shrink packaging film.