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) is a global materials solutions provider and manufacturer of plastics and latex binders with a focus on delivering innovative, sustainable, and value-creating products that are intrinsic to our daily lives. Trinseo is dedicated to making a positive impact on society by partnering with like-minded stakeholders, and supporting the sustainability goals of our customers in a wide range of end-markets including automotive, consumer electronics, appliances, medical devices, packaging, footwear, carpet, paper and board, and building and construction. Trinseo had approximately $4.8 billion in net sales in 2021 and has 26 manufacturing sites and one recycling facility around the world and approximately 3,100 employees. For more information, please visit: www.trinseo.com.
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