Ineos Polyolefins of Lyndhurst, England, has launched a new polyolefins line geared toward the demands of medical and pharmaceutical packaging.
The Eltex Med series of low density polyethylene is designed for blow-fill-seal technology in pharmaceutical liquid packaging and can replace traditional materials in that use. Typical applications include intravenous bottles and single-dose ampuls for respiratory and ophthalmic treatment solutions where steam treatment of up to 230° F can be required.
The new materials also suit injection molding packaging that can be sterilized with ethylene oxide or radiation treatment of up to 35-kilogrey intensity.
Ineos claims the materials, made at its Bamble, Norway, plant, are consistent and free of contamination. They comply with European Pharmacopeia USP Class VI.
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