Solvay Specialty Polymers: Expansion in Healthcare Market
Solvay Specialty Polymers, global supplier of high-performance thermoplastics offered for use in a range of markets, has expanded its focus on the healthcare industry with the creation of a dual-pronged management team for implantable and non-implantable medical devices to meet the growing needs of its global customers.
Maria Gallahue-Worl has been appointed to the position of global business development manager for healthcare plastics offered for use in non-implantable devices; Judy Melville has been appointed to the post of global business development manager for Solviva Biomaterials offered for use in implantable devices.
The recently formed Solvay Specialty Polymers is comprised of the activities of Solvay Advanced Polymers, Solvay Solexis, and Solvay Padanaplast companies along with the SolVin PVDC product line. The new global business unit holds the potential for access to an even broader range of materials for the healthcare market.
In addition to the new management structure, Solvay Specialty Polymers announced a 50% increase in staffing for sales, marketing, and technology functions in the U.S. and Europe. Plans for further expansion in Asia-Pacific are also underway
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