PolyOne Expands Medical Grade TPE Portfolio with USP Class VI Certified Versalloy HC
02/18/2011

PolyOne GLS Thermoplastic Elastomers added an addition to their healthcare offering with the new Versalloy HC grades.

Online PR News – 18-February-2011 – – PolyOne GLS Thermoplastic Elastomers added an addition to their healthcare offering with the new Versalloy HC grades. These alloy grades, which are USP Class VI certified, are based on thermoplastic vulcanizate (TPV) technology and are engineered for high stress, harsh environment applications.

The Versalloy HC grades qualify for use in applications that require United States Pharmacopoeia (USP) Class VI certification. Given its elastomeric properties and soft durometer, the TPV medical grade line is an excellent choice for processors and OEMs in search of an elastomer with exceptional flow, lower shrink rate, and better aesthetics than typical TPVs. These grades contain no nitrosamines, phthalates or polyvinyl chloride and are ideal for applications that require overmolding onto polypropylene.

“We are dedicated to excellence in our production of high-performance elastomer solutions for medical OEMs,” said Rick Noller, director of global marketing, PolyOne GLS Thermoplastic Elastomers. “Our recent product line expansion and certification further highlights this commitment to supply our customers with consistent, high-quality medical grade solutions.”

Versalloy HC grades are ideal for medical devices that are designed with long, thin flow paths. In addition, these grades are highly colorable and offer a smooth tactile feel.

Versalloy HC grades are offered in a Shore A hardness range of 45A to 70A. The product is available in natural or black and is injection moldable. The Versalloy HC high performance TPV alloys boast specific gravities of 0.89 and tensile strengths ranging from 170 to 810 psi (based on test method and specific material). These alloys displayed elongation retentions of 93-99% in recent tests, exhibiting exceptional strength for high wear applications.