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ELASTO to present medical TPE 'Learning Lab' at Pharmapack 2015


ELASTO Sweden, part of the HEXPOL TPE group of companies will be exhibiting for the 1st time at Pharmapack 2015 (Stand 569). At this leading industry event ELASTO will present the latest developments in their Mediprene range of thermoplastic elastomers (TPE) for medical applications.

The Mediprene family of TPE compounds has been developed to address the demands of the medical and pharmaceutical industry. Mediprene grades are sterilizable with gamma, EtO and steam and representative grades have passed cytotoxicity tests according to ISO 10993-5 and biocompatibility tests according to USP Class VI. Mediprene TPEs have proven to be a strong alternative as replacement to PVC; they are completely synthetic and latex free thereby minimizing allergy risks.

The Mediprene family includes ranges optimised for injection moulding, adhesion in multi-component applications, oil-free grades, coloured and transparent grades. Mediprene TPEs are used in a variety of medical applications including airway management, tubing, seals, syringe plunger seals, soft-touch grips, face masks, resealable membranes and connectors.

Niklas Ottosson, medical technical manager at ELASTO will also be sharing valuable knowledge with a Learning Lab where he will present a paper on ‘Bringing TPE into medical applications – considerations, possibilities and trends’. The presentation will include insights into raw materials, production, project and change management. Examples of applications for medical grade TPE’s and an overview of market trends. The ELASTO Learning Lab will take place on Thursday 12 February at 10 am to 10:30 am.

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About HEXPOL TPE
HEXPOL TPE brings together the ELASTO businesses in Sweden, UK and China and Müller Kunststoffe in Germany. We are at the forefront in the development and manufacture of custom formulated thermoplastic elastomers (TPE) and complimentary compounds. Our family delivers a trusted combination of material know-how, R&D, production capability and comprehensive technical services. Alongside European and Asian production and product development facilities, as part of the HEXPOL group of companies, we share an extensive global footprint covering EU, Asia-Pacific and NAFTA, enabling us to support our customers worldwide.
 
A comprehensive product portfolio covering TPS, TPO, TPV, TPU, soft PVC, cork compounds and masterbatch is led by global brands Dryflex®, Mediprene®, Lifoflex®, EPSeal®, Lifolit®, Lifocork®, Lifobatch® and Lifoprene®. We support OEMs, moulders and designers at all stages of product development in the medical, electronic, automotive, caps & closures, construction and consumer markets.
 
Mediprene®, Dryflex®, EPSeal® , Lifoprene®, Lifoflex®, Lifocork®, Lifolit® and Lifobatch® are registered trademarks property of the HEXPOL group of companies.
 
For further information please contact:
Jill Bradford, Marketing & PR Manager, HEXPOL TPE
tel +44 161 654 2369 | jill.bradford@hexpolTPE.com

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