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ELASTO launches coloured medical grade thermoplastic elastomers

ELASTO, a leader in the development and manufacture of custom formulated thermoplastic elastomers (TPE) have announced the latest development in their Mediprene range of medical grade TPEs - coloured compounds.

The coloured compounds are made from medical grade raw materials only, thereby representing a natural expansion of the Mediprene product range. The colour masterbatch supplier has been selected with care, ensuring that not only the pigments and carriers are compliant with USP Class VI or corresponding parts of ISO 10993 but also that the masterbatches are manufactured under rigorous controls with regard to traceability, consistency and change control thereby fitting the Mediprene concept at ELASTO’s ISO 13485 accredited facilities. 

In medical devices and pharmaceutical packaging colour is often used functionally to differentiate products and provide an easy method of identification. The vibrant colours achievable with coloured Mediprene compounds also give brand owners a means of adding value to their products and creating visual appeal. 

A fully colour compounded TPE gives a perfectly dispersed, consistent colour with a correct and reproducible addition level. Mediprene colour compounds ensure colour reproducibility and deliver a compound ready for use, with no additional steps for the moulder or extrusion company. 

The Mediprene range includes series optimised for injection moulding, adhesion in overmoulding and co-extrusion applications, medical tubing and oil-free grades. The full range is now available as colour compounds matched to customer requirements. Mediprene TPEs are used in a variety of medical device applications including intubation equipment, tubing, seals, drip chambers, soft-touch grips, face masks, resealable membranes and connectors. 

Niklas Ottosson, medical technical manager at ELASTO commented “Listening to our customers, we have addressed the concerns they have when manufacturing coloured medical devices. With Mediprene coloured TPEs they can now benefit from a fully compounded medical grade TPE, matched to their requirements and ready for use.”  

ELASTO will be showcasing the Mediprene coloured TPE compounds at the Compamed exhibition, Düsseldorf 16 to 18 November, stand 8a P11. Niklas Ottosson will be presenting a technical paper on ‘Coloured medical grade thermoplastic elastomers’ as part of the Compamed Suppliers Forum on November 17.


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