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Medical & Pharmaceutical Industry

Focusing on Healthcare

RESINEX is a long-standing partner to the Healthcare industry, we offer a broad portfolio of unique polymers to meet the requirements of this strongly regulated market.

For this reason, globally trusted brands are available, with the commitment of a long-term supply partnership to the Healthcare market.

A dedicated Application development and technical service team is offered to meet the need and demands of our customers and Industry OEMS.

We work in close co-operation with our customers during every step from product development to finished product; material selection, suggestions for tool design, Mold Flow analysis, providing specific information about chemical resistance, advice for sterilization suitability, production guidelines and by providing the required regulatory certifications needed for the specific market.

RESINEX polymer portfolio for medical & healthcare applications:

(The product availability may differ in each country based on local Resinex distribution rights.)


Key features of RESINEX polymers portfolio for medical and pharmaceutical applications:

  • High Purity-Clean materials*
  • Easy processing*
  • Long term availability*
  • Available certifications*: Food approval (FDA, EU 10/2011), Drug Master File (DMF), European Pharmacopoeia (EU EP), biocompatibility USP Class VI, or biocompatibility ISO 10993
  • Productions according to GMP* and/or clean room*

(* Certificates are available on request only, not all certificates are available for all products. Please contact your local RESINEX office to receive more information.)

Risk evaluation

The primary intention of RESINEX is to present a safe and reliable service to our customers and stakeholders.

Before selecting a material for your application, please contact your local RESINEX sales office to receive more information. RESINEX does not sell any polymers for implants.


ALTUGLAS® Medical Resins Polymethylmethacrylate (PMMA)

Altuglas International has produced polymers with outstanding properties and durability for 30 years. Especially developed for disposable single-use devices, the resins offer excellent properties:

  • Brilliant optical properties
  • Chemical resistance
  • Sterilizability
  • Easy to process by different processing methods

Grades for medical applications:

  • ALTUGLAS® SG 7 — high flow
  • ALTUGLAS® SG 10 — good flow, good impact resistance
  • ALTUGLAS® VS UVT — high UV transmission


ExxonMobil™ Polypropylene (PP)

ExxonMobil™ is an experienced producer of polypropylene suitable for injection moulded parts for use in medical devices and drug packaging.

Polypropylene homopolymer grades:

  • ExxonMobil™ PP1013H1
  • ExxonMobil™ PP1014H1 are specifically designed for the pharmaceutical market and are typically used for medical goods such as
  • Syringes
  • Inhalators and pumps
  • Packaging applications such as boxes, closures and dispensers
  • Laboratory items and diagnostics applications

In accordance with industry specific high hygiene requirements, these grades can be sterilized using steam or ethylene oxide.

ExxonMobil™ PP9074MED polypropylene is a random copolymer that exhibits:

  • Good flow properties
  • High clarity

ExxonMobil™ PP9074MED is typically used for diagnostic applications, syringes and similar medical products. This grade is also designed to withstand high energy radiation, such as gamma rays, often used to sterilize moulded parts.

All grades are optimized for injection moulding.


CALIBRE™ Polycarbonate (PC)

Trinseo produces special clean CALIBRE™ polycarbonate at the Stade (D) production unit. In the past years the quality in terms of transparency, yellowness and constant viscosity has been improved by consistent optimization of the production to achieve top performing polymers. The production occurs in clean room conditions and following GMP.

Grades for medical applications:

  • CALIBRE™ 2060-SERIES - suitable for steam and ethylene oxide sterilisation
  • CALIBRE™ MEGARAD™ 2080-SERIES - suitable for gamma radiation and electron beam radiation
  • CALIBRE™ 5000-SERIES – medical grade compound with 10% or 20% glass fibre


MAGNUM™ Acrylonitrile Butadiene Styrene (ABS)

MAGNUM™ ABS is produced by unique mass-polymerization bringing many benefits:

  • Excellent white base colour
  • Coloration with reduced masterbatch dosage
  • Low volatile content compared to emulsion ABS
  • Significantly wider processing window vs. emulsion ABS
  • Unique lot-by-lot stability of properties

Medical-industry requirements found in MAGNUM™ 8391 MED include biocompatibility, chemical resistance, sterilization options, and comprehensive regulatory support.


EMERGE™ Blends (PC/ABS and PC/PET)

The EMERGE™ blends from TRINSEO are especially developed to meet the requirements of medical device and medical housing manufacturers.

Grades for medical applications:

  • EMERGE™ 7000 (PC/ABS) SERIES – good flow properties, colourability, UL 94 HB or V0
  • EMERGE™ 9000 (PC/PET) SERIES – chemical resistance, high stiffness, UL 94 HB or V0


STYRON™ MED Polystyrene (PS)

STYRON™ 2678 MED PS brings many benefits over standard polystyrene:

  • Usable for multi-range applications from Petri dishes, to pipettes or packaging
  • High flow and good rigidity
  • Medical-industry requirements found in STYRON™ MED include biocompatibility, chemical resistance, sterilization options and comprehensive regulatory support
  • Formulation lock offered


ARNITEL® TPC (COPE, TPE-E)

Arnitel® TPC, a thermoplastic elastomer, offers unique combination of properties:

  • Excellent fatigue and creep resistance
  • High heat resistance
  • Chemicals resistance
  • Easy processability
  • Good adhesion to PVC as well as ABS, PC and PBT

This properties combination makes Arnitel® an excellent choice for technical parts requiring challenging design solutions.

The medical grades are tested for biocompatibility and produced according to GMP rules.

Grades for medical applications:

  • Arnitel E Series[/b] – Copolyester based TPE, Shore D 25 to Shore D 70


ARNITE® PBT

Arnite® PBT is the material solution for technical precision components requiring excellent mechanical properties and high dimensional stability.

PBT grade Arnite® T06 202/A is suitable for radiation sterilization and differentiates from other PBTs in the market thanks to:

  • High purity
  • Low extractable and leachable content
  • High batch-to-batch consistency


Selenis SAFE (PET copolyester)

Selenis SAFE copolyesters offer glass-like transparency and high break resistance. They are the ideal solution of thin walled articles like syringes and blood collection tubes.

  • Superior clarity – before and after sterilization
  • Gamma, E-beam and EtO sterilization without discolouration
  • Excellent impact resistance
  • Easy processing
  • Faster cycle times
  • Chemical resistance
  • BPA and styrene free

Grades for medical applications:

  • Selenis SAFE FT104 – for thin-walled, transparent applications
  • Selenis SAFE TT100 – higher productivity due to rapid cooling