PolyOne Distribution will now carry BASF's Ultrason polymers and DuPont's SC (special control) portfolio for the healthcare industry, adding to a string of recent distribution deals for the company including products from Arkema and Bayer MaterialScience. Announced at MD&M West (Feb. 9-11; Anaheim, CA), the move means that PolyOne (Avon Lake, OH), which also has a custom compounding business, will now distribute BASF's polysulfone and polyethersulfone Ultrason product line. These high-temperature polymers see use in equipment requiring strength, chemical resistance, and repeated sterilization. Current Ultrason applications include respiratory therapy devices and food containers in compliance with U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and European Union regulations. DuPont's SC line encompasses its material portfolio, including polybutylene terephthalates, polyamides, and acetals, among others.
In addition to broadening its complete distribution portfolio, in recent months, PolyOne has announced several new agreements specific to the healthcare industry, and the acquisition of specialty healthcare compounder NEU Specialty Engineered Materials LLC.
Michael L. Rademacher, PolyOne Sr. VP, president of PolyOne Distribution, said "As we continue to expand our healthcare portfolio, BASF's performance healthcare products are an excellent complement to our existing healthcare solutions that create value for our customers by helping them win in the marketplace." —[email protected]