Colorite, a Tekni-Plex business, has expanded its portfolio by adding twelve grades to its previously available 28 Cellene TPE formulations for healthcare and a wide variety of other applications. Cellene TPE compounds are available in four series:
- 1,000 (extrusion grades for IV therapy with high clarity, good bonding properties and kink resistance)
- 2,000 (injection moulding and extrusion grades targeting cost-driven IV therapy solutions);
- 3,000 (injection moulding and extrusion grades for general purpose healthcare, foodservice, caps, liners, gaskets, seals, syringe stoppers, profiles)
- 4,000 (injection moulding grades for high-clarity applications such as drip chambers.
The compounds are formulated to be silicone, latex, phthalate, halogen and PVC-free using FDA-compliant raw materials to meet USP Class VI and ISO 10993 standards.
“Changes in regulations and market conditions are prompting medical device manufacturers to look for solutions via other materials. The Cellene TPE compound line is ideal for medical device manufacturers and others looking for alternatives to PVC, phthalate-plasticised compounds and various rubber materials,” said Heath Schmid, director of business development, Colorite. “The line expansion will assist in reducing the development cycle and provide manufacturers with greater options to obtain the durometer rating required for their applications.”
Colorite is a custom compounder specialising in medical-grade formulations. It is part of Tekni-Plex, Inc., a provider of packaging materials, medical compounds and precision-crafted tubing solutions for the medical, pharmaceutical, personal care, household and industrial, and food and beverage industries. Tekni-Plex is headquartered in Wayne, PA, USA.