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Materials (February 01, 2010)

UV-detectable copolymer for enhanced quality control


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February 1, 2010 by Canadian Plastics



Ticona’s new Hostaform MT 8U05 is a UV-detectable acetal copolymer (POM) for enhanced quality control in the production of complex medical devices.

The new grade contains an additive that enables easy, reliable inspection of components with ultraviolet (UV) light, a common quality control method used for medical parts to help determine whether all components are present and properly installed.

Hostaform MT 8U05 complies with the requirements of healthcare authorities, including those of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and of the European Union relative to food compatibility. In addition, an FDA Drug Master File and an FDA Device Master File exist for this product; such files are required for medical and pharmaceutical applications.

The material is also biocompatible in accordance with the requirements of the U.S. Pharmacopeia (USP Class VI) and of the International Organization for Standardization (ISO 10993).

Ticona -Div. of Celanese AG (Florence, Ky.); www.ticona.com;1-800-833-4882