Elasto Sweden AB, part of Hexpol TPE, has added a new medical line and expanded the technical center at its facility in Amal, Sweden.
The new line will be part of Elasto Sweden's focus on medical TPE and supports the sales growth of the Mediprene TPE compounds for medical applications.
Elasto claims Mediprene TPE offers advantages in medical device applications for being able to be sterilized with gamma, EtO and steam.
Applications include medical tubing, IV systems, catheters, respiratory equipment, syringe plunger seals and wound care products.
As part of the investment, Elasto also has expanded the technical resources at its Swedish facility.
According to Klas Dannas, global research and development coordinator for Hexpol TPE, the tech center will allow for further advanced polymer testing and has analysis equipment for development of “progressive” TPE compounds.
“We have added to our technical center in Sweden with the installation of a new pilot line and further investments in analytical equipment such as FTIR, DSC and TGA machines,” he added.