Colorite unveils new Cellene TPE compound grades for IV therapy, medical devices, packaging components at MD&M West

Colorite, a Tekni-Plex business, will be discussing expansion of its CelleneĀ® thermoplastic elastomer (TPE) compounds at MD&M West, February 5-7, Anaheim Convention Center, Anaheim, California, Booth 1832.

Colorite Cellene TPE
Colorite Cellene TPE

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The company is adding 12 grades to its previously-available 28 CelleneĀ® TPE formulations for healthcare and a wide variety of other applications.

ā€œChanges in regulations and market conditions are prompting medical device manufacturers to look for solutions via other materials. The CelleneĀ® TPE compound line is ideal for medical device manufacturers and others looking for alternatives to PVC, phthalate-plasticized compounds and various rubber materials,ā€ said Heath Schmid, director of business development, Colorite. ā€œThe line expansion will assist in reducing the development cycle and provide manufacturers with greater options to obtain the durometer rating required for their applications.ā€

CelleneĀ® TPE compounds are available in four series: 1,000 (extrusion grades for IV therapy with high clarity, improved bonding and kink resistance); 2,000 (injection molding and extrusion grades targeting cost-driven IV therapy solutions); 3,000 (injection molding and extrusion grades for general purpose healthcare, foodservice, caps, liners, gaskets/seals, syringe stoppers, profiles); and 4,000 (injection molded grades for high-clarity applications such as drip chambers.)

The compounds are formulated to be silicone, latex, phthalate, halogen and PVC-free using FDA-compliant raw materials to meet USP Class VI and ISO 10993 standards.