Transparent TPE Materials for Medical Applications
The Mediprene 500M range of TPEs for medical applications includes several transparent grades. These compounds were developed in response to an increasing interest in transparent compounds from the medical market.
Mediprene TPE materials are PVC, silicone and latex free, making them allergen free and a viable alternative to PVC based compounds. They offer hardnesses from 30 to 90 Shore A, allowing a wide degree of design freedom.
- Good transparency
- PVC, silicone and latex free
- Soft-touch appeal
- 30 to 90 Shore A
- Coloured, transparent grades
- Production site accredited to ISO 13485
- Sterilizable with gamma, ethylene oxide (EtO) and steam
- Flexibility over broad temperature range
- Excellent sealing and adhesion
- Following the VDI 2017 guideline on Medical Grade Plastics
Coloured & transparent
In medical devices and pharmaceutical packaging colour is also often used functionally for product identification, to differentiate products with different uses or sizes.
The vibrant colours achievable with coloured Mediprene TPE compounds allow brand owners to add value to their products and create visual appeal. A blue or green colour is often used in medical transparent or translucent products to disguise the yellowing phenomena that can be caused by for example gamma sterilization.
The coloured transparent compounds are made from medical grade raw materials only. The colour masterbatch supplier has been selected with care, ensuring that not only the colorants and carriers are compliant with USP Class VI or corresponding parts of ISO 10993 but also that the masterbatches are manufactured under rigorous controls with regard to traceability, consistency and change control, thereby fitting the Mediprene concept at our ISO 13485 accredited facilities.
A fully colour compounded TPE gives a perfectly dispersed, consistent colour with a correct and reproducible addition level. Mediprene coloured transparent compounds ensure colour reproducibility and deliver a compound ready for use, with no additional steps for the moulder or extrusion company.
The Mediprene Concept
The Mediprene concept does not start and end with the product, it also encompasses how we work. From our Mediprene team, with specialist knowledge of the medical market. Through product development, raw-material selection, regulatory compliance, to production controls, traceability and change management.
Our Mediprene Sales Team...
Key Account Manager - Medical, (DACH, France, BeNeLux) HEXPOL TPE AB
Key Account Manager - Medical, HEXPOL TPE AB
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