Leading polymer distributor, Plastribution, has recently released two new grades of polyethylene aimed at the medical sterilisation market.
Both grades, supplied from the Tosoh Corporation – the parent company of the Japanese chemical and specialty products and materials group comprising over 100 companies worldwide – provide a solution to the long standing issues of deformation and reduction in clarity at sterilisation temperatures.
Combined to form a 3-layer film, the first grade – FY13, which is used in the outer layers, has a melting point of 133°C thus avoiding melting during sterilisation. With its low crystallinity and the subsequent low density, the second grade, FY12, is then used as the middle layer thereby ensuring maximum flexibility and clarity.
Both grades contain no additives and therefore have very low extractables.
For more details on these brand new grades contact Plastribution on 0845 3454560.