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PolyOne Debuts Expanded Specialty Healthcare Portfolio

Thu, 02/18/2010 - 7:44am

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PolyOne Corporation has unveiled a newly expanded portfolio of specialized solutions for the healthcare industry. Building on the company’s growing mix of healthcare materials, services, and solutions, this portfolio now includes healthcare offerings from major resin suppliers BASF and DuPont, as well as from PolyOne’s NEU Specialty Engineered Materials LLC subsidiary.

PolyOne’s NEU subsidiary produces a wide range of compounds developed for specific healthcare applications from polyamides, olefins, urethanes, and various high-performance engineering thermoplastics. Additionally, PolyOne also signed two recent distribution agreements significant to healthcare: BASF Ultrason healthcare grades and SC (special control) engineering thermoplastic healthcare grades from DuPont.

PolyOne’s medical grade solutions include formulations that meet USP Class VI, ISO 10993, and FDA requirements. These solutions include GLS Versaflex HC MT grades (featuring excellent clarity, flexibility, and non-plasticized formulations with exceptionally low leachables and extractables for enhanced patient safety), Trilliant HC specialty blends (based on Eastman Tritan copolyester for enhanced chemical resistance and BPA-free composition), OnColor Gamma Stable color concentrates (formulated to virtually eliminate color shift and maintain properties in medical polymers after devices are sterilized), and Geon HC vinyl compounds (including non-phthalate flexible and rigid formulations offering USP Class VI regulatory compliance).

Larry Johnson, global healthcare marketing director for PolyOne, said, “Our customer-focused approach, broad portfolio, and technical depth, combined with regulatory, product stewardship, and device qualification assistance, helps us serve the needs of regional and global healthcare manufacturers in a way that no one else can. We use a collaborative approach to help customers reduce the risk inherent in product design, material selection, and manufacturing start-up, which in turn speeds time to market and ultimately, drives marketplace success.”

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