Specialty TPEs for Healthcare
Avient Corp., Cleveland, OH, has added eight new grades to its healthcare thermoplastic elastomers (TPEs). The injection moldable Versaflex™ HC 3810 series is formulated without animal derivatives and offers a wide range of durometers to serve a variety of medical device applications. The new grades are translucent and offer excellent colorability. They are well suited for overmolding on polypropylene. Example applications for 20–50 Shore A grades include ergonomic grips and strain relief components. Grades in the 60–90 Shore A durometer range can be used for IV connector caps, diagnostic testing devices, and similar applications. The materials can be used with gamma and autoclave sterilization methods. They are also ISO 10993-4 and -5, REACH SVHC, and RoHS compliant.
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