Representative grades, he said, have passed cytotoxicity tests according to ISO 10993-5 and biocompatibility tests according to ISO 10993-10 (Intracutaneous Reactivity), ISO 10993-11 (Acute Systemic Toxicity) and USP Class VI.
Mediprene solvent bondable TPEs for injection moulding are available in hardness’ from 70 Shore A to 45 Shore D and can be further expanded based on application requirements.
With increasing demands from consumers for the polymer industry to deliver sustainable alternatives to traditional fossil based products, another growing area for Hexpol TPE is the Dryflex Green family of biobased TPEs from renewable resources.
These compounds, said Hexpol, are opening up new design solutions to the biobased thermoplastic market by covering a wider range of hardnesses while incorporating high levels of renewable content. Typical applications include household products, sports equipment, construction profiles and automotive mats. HEXPOL TPE has further extended the range to include even softer grades, with new compounds available from 15 Shore A through to 55 Shore D.
The Dryflex Green range includes grades with biobased content over 90% (ASTM D 6866), achieved by use of truly sustainable raw materials and feedstocks such as sugarcane, with recognised certifications such as ISCC+ and can derive from raw materials such as polymers, fillers, plasticisers or additives.