In plastics processing for the medical and pharmaceutical industry, it’s all about managing risk. Producers of medical device and pharmaceutical packaging components, along with their end-customers, fulfill important roles in avoiding risk to patients caused by some defect or oversight. A myriad of existing and future regulations must be met and detailed information assembled on the material ingredients and formulation, manufacturing processes, and extensive supporting data with respect to physical and mechanical properties, biocompatibility and toxicity. This presentation will review what constitutes a “medical grade” plastic and how to ensure that all the materials in medical plastics processing (including minor ingredients like colorants and additives) support device and pharmaceutical packaging compliance.
SPEAKER: Stephen Duckworth, Head of Global Segment, Healthcare, Avient Corp.