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07-11-2016

Biocompatible Polystyrene Styron 2678 MED

ISO 10993-Compliant for Packaging, Devices & Housings

Trinseo, Horgen, Switzerland, is introducing a general purpose polystyrene (GPPS) specifically for the medical devices market. Styron2678 MED Polystyrene Resin offers the versatility of polystyrene with the added assurance for the medical market of ISO 10993 compliance and an extended notification of change.

Styron 2678 MED Polystyrene Resins can be used for a variety of medical device applications including clear packaging, diagnostic components, petri dishes and housings for test kits. Highlights of the resin material include excellent transparency (approx. 90% transmission), stiffness, rigidity and heat resistance. Properties supporting medical device applications include biocompatibility, sterilization stability, and chemical resistance to fight infection. The material may also be processed further with secondary operations such as solvent bonding, welding and laser marking, typical for medical devices. Designed for
injection moulding applications, the material features high flow and good rigidity.

It has undergone biocompatibility testing based on ISO 10993 standards (Biological Evaluation of Medical Devices) and is suitable for use in approved medical applications. It also complies with United States and European food contact regulations.

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Trinseo LLC

Chesterbrook Blvd. 1000
US 19312 Berwyn / PA

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