Wayne, Pa. (August 29, 2018) —Tekni-Plex will present a paper on Supporting New Medical Plastic Applications via TPE Material Developments on September 26, 2018 during Medtec China, Shanghai, China.
Gary Liu, Tekni-Plex, medical compound category business development manager, will offer attendees insights on increased regulatory requirements, market drivers and cost pressures impacting the next generation of medical devices.
“While PVC compounds still command the majority of market share, thermoplastic elastomer (TPE) alternatives are ideal for those desiring non-phthalate containing materials to address regulatory pressures. The material is gaining traction globally in a number of applications—such as drip chambers, IV and peristaltic pump tubing — that may benefit from alternatives to PVC and silicone,” said Liu.
The company’s Cellene® line of TPE compounds, developed by the Colorite business unit, are suitable for a wide variety of uses in medical devices, packaging and other regulated markets. Cellene compounds are formulated to be silicone, latex, phthalate, halogen and PVC-free using FDA-compliant raw materials to meet USP Class VI and ISO 10993 standards.
Colorite is a custom compounder specializing in medical-grade formulations. The company is known as a global leader in clear polyvinyl chloride (PVC) compounds for medical devices. Engineered for extrusion, injection molding, blow molding and film applications, the compounds are formulated to provide exceptional clarity, superior heat stability and excellent processability for a wide variety of medical device applications. For more information visit www.tekni-plex.com/colorite.
About Tekni-Plex, Inc.
Tekni-Plex is a globally-integrated company focused on developing and manufacturing innovative packaging materials, medical compounds and precision-crafted medical tubing solutions for some of the most well-known names in the medical, pharmaceutical, personal care, household and industrial, and food and beverage industries. Tekni-Plex is headquartered in Wayne, Pennsylvania, and operates manufacturing sites across eight countries worldwide to meet the needs of its global customers. For more information visit www.tekni-plex.com.