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Polyplastics Highlights Expanded Portfolio of DURACON® POM Products at MD&M West in Anaheim

The Polyplastics Group will showcase its expanded portfolio of high-performance acetal materials for the medical and healthcare market at the Medical Design and Manufacturing (MD&M) West show (Booth #3558) April 12-14 in Anaheim, Calif. The company will highlight its latest offering – the DURACON® POM (polyoxymethylene or polyacetal) PM series – for drug contact and delivery applications.

The DURACON® PM series complements the company’s TOPAS® COC (cyclic olefin copolymer) product, a high-purity material for a range of medical applications. “We have expanded beyond our flagship material, TOPAS COC, and now deliver a strong suite of products to meet the needs of end users and manufacturers in the healthcare field,” said Timothy Kneale, Executive Director for TOPAS COC at Polyplastics USA, Inc. “The new offerings are part of Polyplastics’ targeted effort to service the global healthcare market.”

The newest offering in the DURACON PM line is a high-flow grade, DURACON® PM27S01N, which offers reduced wall thickness, miniaturization, and lower weight for various medical devices that are becoming increasingly complicated and highly functional. The PM series also includes DURACON® PM09S01N, a standard viscosity grade.

The high-flow grade, DURACON PM27S01N, delivers global medical and food contact regulatory compliance. In a changing and growing marketplace, medical device manufacturers and end users demand high-quality materials and reliable suppliers, according to Polyplastics, which is a leading global manufacturer of POM materials for diverse markets.

The DURACON PM series exhibits a minimal level of extraction with food simulant (alcohol, acid, etc.) compared to competitive POM grades. The series meets regulatory compliance requirements including ISO10993 and USP Class VI biocompatibility/cytotoxicity, FDA Drug Master File (DMF) and Device Master File (MAF), and EU 10/2011 and FDA food-contact 21 CFR 177.2470.

DURACON POM’s excellent slip and wear properties permit lower friction and thus greater design freedom. The materials also show superior heat and moisture durability compared to competitive medical grades. The DURACON PM series is usable under hot steam and Ethylene Oxide (EtO) sterilization conditions. The materials adhere to strict quality management systems including conformity to the VDI 2017 medical-grade plastics guideline. They also provide full traceability of processes and products, and production management based on GMP principles. Polyplastics also provides uniform quality and global supply.

Polyplastics offers medical device manufacturers extensive data on the long-term reliability of its materials. Customized data on extraction, moldability, durability, slip and wear, and other key attributes is also available.

TOPAS® COC is a glass-clear and highly pure plastic which offers stiffness and strength, biocompatibility, and drug compatibility for wearables, drug delivery, medical devices, diagnostics and microfluidics, pharmaceutical blisters and trays.

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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.

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