Extrusion International 2-2021

22 Extrusion International 2/2021 INDUSTRY NEWS The material ad- heres to strict qual- ity management systems including conformity to VDI guideline, VDI 2017 medical-gradeplas- tics. It also provides full traceability of processes and products, and production management based on GMP principle. Polyplastics also pro- vides uniform quality and global supply. Polyplastics offers medical device manufacturers extensive data on the long- term reliability of its materials. TOPAS COC is a glass-clear and highly pure plastic which of- fers stiffness and barrier resistance, biocompatibility, and drug compatibility for wearables, drug delivery, medical de- vices, pharmaceutical blisters and trays, and diagnostics and microfluidics. Polyplastics Co., Ltd. www.polyplastics.com/en/ „ The Polyplastics Group is expanding its DURACON ® poly- oxymethylene (POM) PM series portfolio with the develop- ment of a new high-flow grade for drug contact and delivery applications for the medical and healthcare market. The new grade, DURACON PM27S01N, offers reduced wall thickness, miniaturization, and lower weight for various medical de- vices that are becoming increasingly complicated and highly functional. Polyplastics’ PM series, which also includes DURACON PM09- S01N, a standard viscosity grade, complements the compa- ny’s TOPAS ® cyclic olefin copolymer (COC) product, a high- purity material for a range of medical applications. DURACON PM27S01N delivers global medical and food regulatory compliance. In a changing and growing market- place, 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. DURACON PM27S01N meets regulatory compliance require- ments 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. „ Palsgaard is driving the trend towards more natural ingre- dients and additives as industries strive for enhanced sustain- ability by increasing the use of renewables in their materials sourcing. The Danish pioneer in food emulsifiers has opened a new 10,000 tonnes pellet line that also expands the manu- facturer’s production capacity for Einar ® brand plant-based polymer additives. The expansion of the pellet line also addresses the needs of compounders and processors who may wish to add specific Einar ® products to polymers directly rather than as part of a more complex masterbatch formulation. This applies in particular to the use of Einar ® anti-static additives for food and other packaging applications, where the availability of pelletised products enables a clean and straightforward pro- cess. Palsgaard offers its Einar ® plant-based anti-fog and anti- static additives in several grades tailored to film, injection moulding, foam and coating processes for a wide range of different polymers, from polyolefins and PVC to PET and engineering plastics. Moreover, the Einar ® portfolio also in- cludes slip additives, ageing modifiers, mould release agents and dispersing aids. All products have full FDA and EU food- contact approvals. Pellet Line Expansion Palsgaard A/S www.palsgaard.com/polymers DURACON ® POMPMSerieswithNewHigh-FlowGrade for Medical andHealthcare Industry Expanded Palsgaard’s new pellet line will have an annual capacity of 10,000MT (Photo: Palsgaard A/S)