TOPAS Advanced Polymers

Barex Replacement: TOPAS® COC in the news

As the search for alternatives to Barex® barrier resins becomes increasingly important to the healthcare and packaging industries, several news outlets have featured TOPAS® COC as a leading option.

Recent articles underscoring the value of TOPAS polymers in these applications include:

Plastics News, 16 Feb 2016: Medical packaging moving on from Barex

Plastics Technology, April 2016: Cyclic Olefin Copolymer: Alternative Resin For Medical Packaging


Barex® is a registered trademark of INEOS Capital Limited.

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About TOPAS Advanced Polymers

TOPAS Advanced Polymers is the world’s leading maker of COC (cyclic olefin copolymer), a glass-clear and extremely pure plastic for healthcare, optics, packaging, and electronics applications. From insulin delivery, to food contact films, to tablet and smartphone components, TOPAS® COC is the high performance material of choice. The broad global regulatory compliance of TOPAS COC can make your next development a simpler task. 

TOPAS Advanced Polymers is a business of Polyplastics Co., Ltd., a global leader in the development and production of engineering thermoplastic solutions. The company’s broad product portfolio includes POM, PPS, PBT, and liquid crystal polymer (LCP). The company has the largest global market share of POM. With more than 50 years of experience, the company is backed by a strong global network of R&D, production, and sales resources capable of creating advanced solutions for an ever-changing global marketplace.

TOPAS® is a registered trademark of TOPAS Advanced Polymers and Polyplastics for their family of cyclic olefin copolymer resins.