Materials: Modified PEBA and TPU Medical Compounds Resist Hydrolytic Degradation

Clariant’s new Mevopur medical compounds allow for high loadings of radiopaque metals.


Materials: Low COF Acetal for Smooth Medical Device Actuation

DuPont’s Delrin SC696 provides smoother surfaces and good colorability. 


Materials: Innovative PC Copolymers for Medical Equipment Housings and More

SABIC’s LNP Elcres CRX PC copolymers resist stress cracking in devices exposed to aggressive healthcare disinfectants and look promising for consumer electronics, mass transportation and industrial applications.


Packaging: New Systems for Seaming, Heading, Capping Squeeze-Tube Packaging

Side-seam smaller tubes and apply shoulders and caps automatically at high speed.


Materials: Wear-Resistant, High-Lubricity PC for Drug-Delivery Devices and Surgical Tools

Trinseo’s new Calibre PC said to provide a solution for the low-friction movement of one material over another.

Engineering Resins

Materials: PC Resins for Drug Delivery and Surgical Devices

Covestro launches two new medical-grade families of polycarbonate.


Materials: TPE for Biopharmaceutical Tubing

PolyOne’s Versaflex HC BT218 addresses increased interest in silicone alternatives.


Materials: Flame-Resistant Specialty Copolyesters for Electronic Medical Devices

Eastman’s newly expanded portfolio of Tritan MXF copolyesters includes flame-retardant grades for housing and hardware of electronic devices.


Materials: Medical-Grade Compounds with Degradation Resistance and Enhanced for Laser Marking and Welding

Clariant is adding two new series to its Mevopur porfolio and marking its 10th year at MD&M West with the theme, The Color of Innovation – The Science of Design.


Materials: Specialty Compounds Formulated for Surgical Robotic Systems

RTP Co. has developed thermoplastic compounds for monitors, instruments and staplers.