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Avient Launches High-Temp Colorants for Medical Applications

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Initial color additives are being introduced for polyphenylsulfone resin. Polyethersulfone and polysulfone colorants are in the works.

Avient reports that it will introduce new biocompatible colorants at the co-located Medical Design & Manufacturing (MD&M) West and Plastec West event in April. Available in a range of colors, Transcend Premier Healthcare Colorants are formulated to offer ultra-high heat resistance and performance for medical applications.

The colorants are being launched in polyphenylsulfone (PPSU) resin, which can withstand up to 1,000 autoclave cycles and sterilization temperatures up to 150°C. The resins also maintain dimensional stability while providing chemical resistance against the effects of harsh cleaning agents.

Clean, vibrant colors in transparent and opaque options help set this line of high-temperature and high-performance colorants apart from other options, according to Avient. Additional iterations are in development for other high-performance resins, including polyethersulfone (PES) and polysulfone (PSU).

“Healthcare providers want to surround their patients with a welcoming, friendly environment while maintaining the utmost in safety and product performance,” said Michael Garratt, President, Color, Additives & Inks, EMEA. “Our Transcend colorants help address all of these needs.”

Transcend Premier Healthcare Colorants are available globally. They are tested to ISO 10993 standards, and can be customized with functional additives to enhance product performance. Low minimum order quantities of colorants are available. 

Avient will exhibit at MD&M West 2022 at booth #2101. Plastec West and MD&M West are part of the Informa Markets – Engineering (IME) West event, which also includes WestPack, automation show ATX, and Design & Manufacturing (D&M). The trade show and conference runs from April 12 to 14 at the Anaheim Convention Center in Anaheim, CA.

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