Trinseo SA — the newly renamed Styron LLC — this year will roll out new grades of polycarbonate/ABS blends for use in medical housings.
Berwyn, Pa.-based Trinseo sees great potential in the medical market, Martin Lindway, global medical marketing manager, said in a recent interview. The new PC/ABS grades can be used in a variety of medical monitors, as well as in diagnostic imaging equipment. They'll be produced at a Trinseo compounding plant in Clinton, Tenn.
After being sold by Dow Chemical Co. to Bain Capital last year, Trinseo now has “a more controlled focus and a more global strategy,” Lindway said.
“We've got a lot of good technology and assets, and we can now take a more focused approach on a scale that's more appropriate for the medical market,” he added.
Trinseo already sells some of its materials into medical applications ranging from surgical, drug and respiratory devices to equipment used in blood care. Polystyrene-based medical applications also are in development, Lindway added.
Trinseo ranks as the world's largest PS maker. The firm has annual sales of $5 billion and employs 2,100 at 20 locations worldwide.
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