“The new site will help healthcare manufacturers find solutions to many of their most pressing challenges,” said Larry Johnson, global healthcare marketing director for PolyOne. “Our healthcare expertise combined with the real-time collaborative development capabilities of our Innovation Centers in Shanghai, China and Seoul, South Korea enable us to help customers in Asia meet regulatory challenges and bring innovative products to market quickly and with a high degree of confidence.”
Available in English as well as Chinese, the new healthcare web site can be found at http://healthcare.polyone.com.
PolyOne's theme at Medtec China 2012 - Collaboration. Innovation. Excellence. - reflects the way the Company teams with customers to drive innovation and growth. Specific solutions to be showcased include:
Rigid vinyl medical device housing materials: Geon™ HC Rigid Vinyl solutions for medical device housings provide superior chemical resistance to hospital disinfectants and cleaners.
Pre-certified medical polymer colorants: OnColor™ HC Plus colorants, developed specifically for healthcare, medical device and pharmaceutical applications, have been pre-certified for USP Class VI biocompatibility. Certified colors are available for opaque and translucent resins. The PolyOne masterbatch facility in Shanghai was the first ISO 13485-certified facility among masterbatch producers in China, and is the fourth such certified facility for PolyOne globally.
Medical non-woven fiber colorants: OnColor™ fiber colorant solutions were developed to meet the needs of the fast growing nonwoven market in Asia, and offer ideal performance in spin-dyed synthetic fibers. These are widely used in medical nonwoven disposables such as surgical gowns, masks and other wearable products; surgical drapes and pads; and more.
Specialty engineered material solutions: NEU Specialty Engineered Materials, specifically formulated for urological, cardiovascular, intravenous and specialty catheters, provide superior processability and excellent appearance. These materials enable catheter manufacturers to decrease their scrap rate and increase their bottom line. NEUSpeedSM Rapid Response service, a 24-hour order fulfillment service on stocked medical formulations, is also now available in China to help speed the product development process. The NEU website (www.neuinc.com) is also now available in Chinese.
Healthcare polymer distribution: With sales and customer service located in Shanghai, PolyOne Distribution offers medical-grade materials from premier suppliers currently represented by PolyOne Distribution in North America. Services include reliable supply and authentication as well as timely, convenient delivery to reduce lead times and shorten the supply chain, enabling customers to quickly respond to market dynamics.