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Altuglas International Introduces Cutting-Edge Plexiglas® Acrylics for Lipid and Solvent Environments
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Philadelphia, PA - February 29, 2008
Altuglas International, makers of Plexiglas® acrylic resin, has added several developmental polymer materials to their family of products. These materials, which are available for sampling, offer lipid and solvent resistance that is better than traditional impact PMMA and impact modified styrene acrylic copolymers. Moreover, this new formulation is Bis-Phenol A (BPA) free. Valued for their potential in medical device applications, the unique make-up of these developmental polymers offer greater resistance to stress cracking by lipid emulsions and isopropyl alcohol. In addition, these materials also maintain color clarity after sterilization by gamma radiation, ethylene oxide, or e-beam processing.
“The use of lipids to carry drugs has been steadily increasing, and medical practitioners need cost effective systems that perform at a high level. Our acrylic resin can be used in applications previously limited to high performance engineering plastics,” acknowledges John Zarynow, development manager.“ The properties of these materials allow for their use in blood-care, surgical support, and fluid-delivery devices, although Altuglas International is capable of customizing these materials to meet a wide range of applications.”
For more information about Plexiglas® acrylic resin from Altuglas International, send an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org or call (215) 419-7184.
About Altuglas International
Altuglas International, a business unit of Arkema Inc., is a global leader in PMMA and uses two widely known trademarks for its resin and sheet – Altuglas® in the Asia-Pacific region, Europe, Africa and the Middle East, and Plexiglas® in North and Latin America.
About Arkema Inc.
Arkema SA is present in the United States through its subsidiary Arkema Inc., headquartered in Philadelphia, PA. Arkema Inc. employs 2,500 employees, operates 15 production facilities, and accounts for 25 percent of global revenues.
Altuglas® and Plexiglas® are registered trademarks of Arkema.