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ALBIS PLASTIC adds TEXIN RxT TPU from Covestro to its healthcare product portfolio

Press Release   •   May 09, 2016 13:00 CEST

Hamburg, May 9, 2016. ALBIS PLASTIC GmbH, global specialist for the distribution and compounding of technical thermoplastics located in Hamburg, expands its healthcare product portfolio by adding Texin® RxT TPU (thermoplastic polyurethane elastomer) types from Covestro AG.

Texin® RxT is particularly well suited to many fields of applications in medical technology, laboratory and diagnostics – such as the production of tubes, catheters, housing parts, soft-touch handles, as well as many other applications.

The material possesses the same mechanical properties as the well-known Desmopan® products from Covestro AG. Particular highlights include its tensile strength, abrasion resistance, elasticity and shock-absorbing properties. Its good resistance to hydrolysis and microbes, chemical resistance and transparence predestine the product for use in the field of healthcare.

Texin® RxT is available in several hardness levels (Shore A70 – D65) and, unlike some conventional rubber or PVC products, does not contain any softeners, which can cause problems such as incompatibilities.

An extensive regulatory service package rounds out the offer. It includes assurance of a consistent formula as well as confirmations of food compatibility as per FDA and biocompatibility e.g. USP Class VI or ISO10993-1.

The corresponding requirements of the European Pharmacopoeia (EP) are also fulfilled. The service package is completed by comprehensive change management to handle any inevitable product changes.  

ALBIS PLASTIC profile in brief

ALBIS PLASTIC is one of the global operating companies in the distribution and compounding of technical thermoplastics. In addition to the product portfolio of well-known plastic manufacturers, ALBIS offers the plastic processing industry a diverse product range of high performance plastics, compound solutions and masterbatches. In the 2015 business year, the ALBIS Group, which has approximately 1050 employees, achieved sales of 905 million euros. With 19 foreign subsidiaries, the Hamburg-based company is represented in many European countries as well as in North Africa, the Far East and North America. ALBIS manufactures plastic compounds and masterbatches at three locations in Europe – Hamburg (Germany), Zülpich (Germany) and Manchester (United Kingdom), as well as in the production site at Changshu, China. For more information, please visit http://www.albis.com.

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