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Envalior expands new engineering materials portfolio to improve medical care—visit Envalior’ booth at MD&M West 2022 to see new materials applications

Geleen, NL, 8 April 2022 10:00 CET

Envalior is excited to announce the expansion of its Medical CARE portfolio of engineering materials designed to support global medical device manufacturers improve the quality of care for patients. Envalior will also be showcasing these new innovations for the medical device industry at the MD&M West Show, Booth #3486, in Anaheim, California, April 12-14, 2022.

The CARE portfolio expansion of new medical grades was developed by Envalior to address growing customer demand for advanced material solutions, leveraging many years of successful application development for the medical industry, and taking advantage of the company’s robust global manufacturing capabilities.

"Our MedTech partners continue to face unprecedented challenges related to dynamic supply chain conditions." said Mike Perillo-Gentile, Global Market Development Manager Medical at Envalior. "At the same time, they are tasked with continuing to bring innovative products to market and remove substances of concern from legacy products. This addition to our Care portfolio of medical grade materials positions us well to fill gaps in our customers’ portfolio and ultimately support the innovation of safer and more sustainable next generation medical devices.”

The family of new advanced medical-grade material grades includes:

Akulon® Care PA6

Akulon® Care K1U: Unfilled PA6 for injection molding & Akulon® Care K1G6: 30% glass reinforced PA6 for injection molding

  • Key properties:
    • Widest portfolio of PA6 grades with optimal processing in injection molding and (film) extrusion 
    • Clean polymerization technology ensuring low VOC and E&L’s
  • Applications: Catheters, IV fluid bags, insulin pens and autoinjectors, surgical robotics and advanced wound care

Novamid® Care PA6/66

Novamid® Care N3U: Unfilled PA6/66 copolymer for (film) extrusion

  • Key properties:
    • Excellent barrier properties (O2/CO2)
    • Optimized for film applications
  • Applications: IV fluid bags and medical packaging

Arnite® Care PET

Arnite® Care A1U: Unfilled PET for injection molding

  • Key properties:
    • Highest purity medical grade PET featuring low water absorption, excellent wear properties and color stability
    • Low extractables/leachables,
    • High dimensional stability
  • Applications: Catheters, insulin pens and autoinjectors, and surgical robots

The materials have been tested to meet or exceed important global standards such as U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) food contact compliance, ISO-10993, and United States Pharmacopeia (USP) Class VI standards.

Manufacturers attending MD&M West can visit Envalior’s Booth #3486 and be the first in the industry to see some of the innovative medical device applications made with these new advanced materials solutions, such as:

  • Arnitel® Care Breathable Membranes
  • Arnitel® Film Wound Care Products
  • Polymer Cushion for Hospital Mattress
  • Anti-Condensation Ventilation Tubing
  • Resilient and Light-Weight Foam
  • Arnitel® Care Catheter Prototypes
  • Arnite® Care T1U PBT
  • Arnitel® Care Foam Beads

While at the show, manufacturers can also meet with Envalior material experts to learn about the material grades, innovations, and services the company offers. To schedule an appointment visit: https://www.Envalior.com/mdm2022

To learn how Envalior’s growing portfolio of material solutions for the medical industry can improve the quality of healthcare, download our free whitepaper or visit our website.

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