STYRON™ 2678 MED Polystyrene Resins can be used for a variety of medical device applications including clear packaging, diagnostic components, petri dishes and housings for test kits.
Highlights of the resin material include excellent transparency (approx. 90% transmission), stiffness, rigidity and heat resistance. Properties supporting medical device applications include biocompatibility, sterilization stability, and chemical resistance to fight infection. The material may also be processed further with secondary operations such as solvent bonding, welding and laser marking, typical for medical devices.
“There’s a growing need - especially within medical packaging – for a medical grade polymer that performs well, protects the product, and provides an added degree of safety,” said Ben Porter, technical service & development engineer, Trinseo, Netherlands. “STYRON™ 2678 MED Polystyrene Resin provides customers with an ideal and economical solution and an alternative to general purpose food grade polystyrene.”
Trinseo has served the global medical devices market with high performance plastics for single- and multiple-use devices and equipment housings for nearly three decades. The company offers worldwide production and fulfillment, recently announcing its medical compounding capability in Asia Pacific to complement existing compounding in Europe and North America.
STYRON™ 2678 MED Polystyrene Resin expands Trinseo’s offering of transparent materials for medical applications.
Trinseo (NYSE: TSE), a specialty material solutions provider, partners with companies to bring ideas to life in an imaginative, smart, and sustainability-focused manner by combining its premier expertise, forward-looking innovations and best-in-class materials to unlock value for companies and consumers.
From design to manufacturing, Trinseo taps into decades of experience in diverse material solutions to address customers’ unique challenges in a wide range of industries, including consumer goods, mobility, building and construction, and medical.
Trinseo’s approximately 3,400 employees bring endless creativity to reimagining the possibilities with clients all over the world from the company’s locations in North America, Europe, and Asia Pacific. Trinseo reported net sales of approximately $4.8 billion in 2021. Discover more by visiting www.trinseo.com and connecting with Trinseo on LinkedIn, Twitter, Facebook and WeChat.
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