The new Purell grade HP548N can be used for medical applications such as syringe plungers and pill strips.
LyondellBasell, one of the world's largest plastics, chemical and refining companies, has expanded its ‘Purell’ materials portfolio for the healthcare industry with the introduction of two new polypropylene (PP) grades.
The first of the new materials grades, Purell grade HP548N, is a PP resin that the company says offers improved rigidity and faster cycle time.
LyondellBasell says the grade “outperforms” other homopolymer polypropylene grades by offering improved stiffness and an optimised balance between fluidity, stiffness and crystallisation behaviour. The company says customers that have used the product report that it provides advantages during processing, such as time, cost and energy savings. Purell HP548N is used by customers for the production of vials, pill strips, medical devices, syringe plungers and rigid containers.
Secondly, the new Purell grade RP315M, is a PP resin that is said to provide an “exceptional” balance between mechanical and optical properties and is therefore highly suitable for the production of cast film.
The new resin is said to feature excellent sealing performance, an additive package containing slip and anti-blocking agents, low gel content with good optical and aesthetic properties and a wide processing window. Some typical customer applications for Purell RP315M include packaging of medical devices, cosmetics, flexible packaging, labware and caps and closures for the pharmaceutical industry.
"The Purell family of grades offers industry-defining products based on LyondellBasell’s pioneering resin and manufacturing technology developments,” said Rodney Fox, Marketing Manager of LyondellBasell Polypropylene Healthcare Europe. “The new grades Purell HP548N and Purell RP315M not only extend our Purell product range for healthcare applications, but they also help us to address the specialised product needs of our customers.”