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New TOPAS 6013M-07 for Blow Molding & Injection Molding

New TOPAS® COC Injection Molding Grade Delivers Purity, Processability, and Heat Resistance

Metallocene Technology Brings Wider Processing Window for Injection, Injection-Blow, and Stretch-Blow Applications

FRANKFURT, Germany, October 20, 2010 - TOPAS Advanced Polymers has introduced new resin technology for TOPAS® cyclic olefin copolymer (COC) offering improved processability, high purity, and high heat resistance for applications in the medical and food industries. TOPAS® 6013M-07, the first grade to employ the new technology, provides a wide injection molding processing window and doesn't require the use of an external lubricant for injection blow molding (IBM) and injection stretch-blow molding (ISBM) applications. The material is also being considered for extrusion blow molding (EBM). The new resin will be featured at K 2010 (Hall 8A Booth C28), the 18th International Trade Fair Plastics + Rubber, Oct. 27-Nov. 3, in Düsseldorf, Germany.

Advancements in the company's metallocene catalyst technology have enabled the development of a new injection molding and blow molding material which delivers enhanced processing and superior aesthetics, according to Dr. Matthias Bruch, R&D Director for TOPAS Advanced Polymers. "This technology sets a new standard for processing and performance while maintaining TOPAS' traditional purity and thermal properties without lubricant additives," said Bruch.

TOPAS® 6013M-07 offers a heat distortion temperature (HDT) of 130°C and excellent clarity for demanding monolayer and multilayer barrier bottles for the medical and food industries along with syringes, vials, and cartridges for medical use. The new material is expected to be suitable with all standard methods of sterilization including gamma, EtO, steam, and hydrogen peroxide. It also has the potential to meet the temperature demands of microwave use.

The new grade complies with USP Class VI requirements for medical use, ISO 10993 for biocompatibility, and U.S. FDA food-contact regulations. Commercial quantities have been produced at TOPAS Advanced Polymers' plant in Oberhausen, Germany, and product is currently available worldwide.

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About TOPAS Advanced Polymers and Polyplastics

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. Along with COC, the company’s broad product portfolio includes POM, PPS, PBT, and LCP plastics. The company has the largest global market share of POM, LCP and COC. 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 GmbH in Germany, the United States, and other countries for its family of cyclic olefin copolymer resins.