Polymer tailored for medical device use

May 9, 2024
Ineos' line includes a version using 40 percent renewable feedstock.

Luran S MED 797S SPF Designed specifically for medical device housings, Ineos’ new acrylonitrile styrene acrylate (ASA) polymer is suitable for injection molding applications. A version using renewable feedstocks is available. 

What’s new? Availability of one of the first ASA polymers designed for medical device use. 

Benefits High impact and UV resistance with good processability and strong chemical resistance against disinfectants. In particular, the polymer exhibits high-impact strength at room temperature and at lower temperatures, contributing to better protection of devices. In addition, the version using renewable feedstock, Luran S ECO MED 797S SPF30 BC40, contains 40 percent renewable content, resulting in a carbon footprint reduction of up to 52 percent compared to the fossil-based option.  

Ineos Styrolution America LLC, Aurora, Ill., 630-820-9500, https://styrolution-eco.com 

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