Specialty Healthcare Polymer Solutions to be Showcased by Avient at MD&M West 2024

January 30, 2024
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Avient experts will be on hand at MD&M West, featuring the company’s portfolio of specialty and sustainable polymer solutions for healthcare applications.

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ANAHEIM, Calif. – January 30, 2024 – Avient Corporation will feature its specialty and sustainable polymer solutions for healthcare products at MD&M West next week, one of the leading medical device trade shows in the U.S. These solutions are developed to help solve and comply with the complex challenges and regulatory demands in the industry.  

Within its global portfolio of engineered polymers, colorants, additives, and services for medical products, Avient formulates traditional materials and develops bio-based and eco-conscious alternatives for a more sustainable future. Some examples being highlighted at the show include: 

Colorants & Additives:

  • Mevopur™ Healthcare Colorants and Formulations: represent a broad portfolio of polymer colorant solutions developed specifically for today's complex and highly regulated applications. All Mevopur formulations are manufactured across a global network of ISO 13485 facilities, and they meet or exceed requirements for regulations such as USP Class VI, ISO 10993, USP 661, European Pharmacopeia, and ICH Q3D.
  • Mevopur™ Healthcare Functional Additives: help protect or enhance the performance of polymers used in medical devices, diagnostics, or pharmaceutical packaging. This broad portfolio of additives includes Mevopur chemical foaming agents that can help reduce material use by up to 20 percent, providing another way to increase sustainability in healthcare packaging products.
  • Mevopur™ Healthcare Bio-based Polymer Solutions: include color and additive concentrates based on polymers with 70-95 percent bio-content and pre-tested raw materials to help reduce carbon footprint. Available in pre-colored formulations, they offer a sustainable drop-in replacement for fossil-based grades and can be processed and recycled in the same channels.
  • Cesa™ Low Retention Additives: designed for use with polypropylene and polyethylene in a wide range of applications. These functional additives enable the material surface to repel water or other liquids to deliver the last drop out of a package or devices such as pipette tips. They also eliminate the need for secondary coating or wetting processes to achieve equivalent performance while reducing production costs.
  • Colorant Chromatics™ Transcend™ Premier Healthcare Colorants: high-temperature solutions developed specifically for medical applications. They are available in pre-colored or concentrate form in a range of vivid opaque and transparent colors that are fully bio-compatible per ISO 10993 standards. Based in polysulfone resins, they provide ultra-high-heat resistance and performance without compromising safety while also responding to the needs of extended shelf life. As a result, this offers sophisticated options for demanding and reusable applications subject to multiple sterilization cycles and heavy cleaning. Customized colors and solutions are also available to meet specific needs.  

Engineered Polymer Materials:

  • NEWLY EXPANDED Versaflex™ HC Thermoplastic Elastomers (TPEs): a family of specialty and customizable TPEs with a broad range of performance characteristics and durometers, including grades formulated without animal derivatives, making them useful for countless injection molding or overmolding applications. Furthermore, the portfolio has expanded to include its first bio-based healthcare grade. The Versaflex HC BIO BT218 formulation was developed specifically to handle the complexities of biopharmaceutical tubing and deliver excellent weldability, kink resistance, and low levels of extractables. This bio alternative offers the same performance as its prime counterpart but with a lower carbon footprint.
  • Trilliant™ HC Healthcare Thermoplastics: feature excellent chemical resistance for applications found in biopharmaceutical processing, hospital settings, and home healthcare applications. The portfolio delivers improved resistance to harsh chemicals and hospital-grade disinfectants over other flame-resistant (FR) polymers such as PC/ABS, PC/PET, and copolyester. Also, the glass-filled polyketone (PK) formulations provide comparable performance to nylon equivalents with the added benefit of a lower carbon footprint for a more sustainable option.
  • NEUSoft™ Thermoplastics Polyurethanes: a series of ultra-soft TPUs for short-term in-vivo applications. These translucent grades offer good elasticity, abrasion and tear resistance, barrier properties, and good melt strength for use in a host of catheter applications, including cardiovascular, intravenous, and other specialty segments.  

As sustainability becomes increasingly important across all industries, Avient recently introduced its third-party-certified Product Carbon Footprint (PCF) Calculator. This cutting-edge tool offers an important data point for the carbon footprint of Avient’s materials so customers can better understand the environmental impact of products, meet sustainability goals, and navigate the complex landscape of reducing carbon emissions.

In advance of the MD&M West show, Avient experts will be participating in two educational sessions at the SPE/MPD MiniTec Conference at Anaheim Convention Center on Monday, February 5:  

1) 8 a.m. - Fred Birkel, Advanced Application Development & Technical Services Engineer for Specialty Engineered Materials, will present an evaluation of thermoplastic elastomers with antimicrobial additives.  
2) 1 p.m. - Ryan Divens, Technology Manager R&D for Color & Additives, will deliver “Navigating PFAS Replacements in the Plastics Industry.”  

Avient is exhibiting at MD&M West in booth 2301 from February 6-8. Avient will also have experts available to assist customers with application needs, discuss sustainability goals, and share insights into the comprehensive design services and tools that support OEMs and molders throughout product development.  

About Avient  

Avient Corporation provides specialized and sustainable material solutions that transform customer challenges into opportunities, bringing new products to life for a better world. Examples include:  

  • Dyneema®, the world’s strongest fiber™, enables unmatched levels of performance and protection for end-use applications, including ballistic personal protection, marine and sustainable infrastructure and outdoor sports
  • Unique technologies that improve the recyclability of products and enable recycled content to be incorporated, thus advancing a more circular economy
  • Light-weighting solutions that replace heavier traditional materials like metal, glass and wood, which can improve fuel efficiency in all modes of transportation and reduce carbon footprint
  • Sustainable infrastructure solutions that increase energy efficiency, renewable energy, natural resource conservation and fiber optic / 5G network accessibility    

Avient is certified ACC Responsible Care®, a founding member of the Alliance to End Plastic Waste and certified Great Place to Work®. For more information, visit    

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