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Clariant helps medical device firms boost productivity

29/02/2012


At the Pharmapack trade show in Paris, France, Clariant told about its range of new products designed to help manufacturers of medical products improve productivity and lower costs.
“The industry is currently under great pressure as raw material costs are going up all the time,” head of medical and pharmaceutical Steve Duckworth said in an interview. “For example, for manufacturers of white medical bottles, the cost of the titanium oxide, which is needed to make the white colour, has gone up 50%.”
Clariant has therefore come up with a range of products designed to help medical manufacturers lower costs, including the Mevopur range, launched for the first time at Pharmapack 2012.
Mevopur additives are designed to boost efficiency and therefore reduce cost. For example, Mevopur nucleants help reduce cycle times by up to 12%, said Duckworth.
“You can use these nucleants on several materials, including PP,” he added. It improves chrystalinity which improves stiffness, enabling manufacturers to reduce wall thickness.”

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