Rigid and Soft-touch Plastics for Devices that are Part of Our Lives

To support the emphasis on self-administered care, healthcare professionals need drug delivery devices that are effective therapeutically and ergonomically designed for everyday life.

Trinseo's medical grade polymers meet the need of drug delivery devices, such as auto injectors, insulin pens, inhalers, and prefilled syringes. With a broad range of rigid and soft-touch plastics, we support medical device and pharmaceutical manufacturers with application areas ranging from inside components to transparent windows to outer casings.

Recently launched wear-resistant, high lubricity grades are designed for plastic parts that need to move freely over other materials and when low friction is needed to prevent abrasion. These materials rely on a range of lubricants, additives, and other reinforcements including polytetrafluoroethylene (PTFE), silicone, glass filler, and color pigments. Depending on specific needs, customized grades can be developed exhibiting very exact performance properties. 

What separates Trinseo is our single-source capability. With our rigid portfolio in addition to our medical grade TPE materials, we are able to enhance an application with overlays that are attractive in appearance, pleasing to the touch, or with non-slip grips for added safety. And having control of both material chemistries - the TPE and the rigid substrate - Trinseo is able to achieve optimal adhesion between the two materials. Trinseo materials for drug delivery devices include:

They offer performance properties including:

  • High impact resistance and toughness
  • High stiffness / modulus
  • Low residual monomer and oligomer levels
  • Radiation and Ethylene Oxide sterilization resistance
  • Biocompability-testing
  • Appearance and color options

Several of our medical grade polymers for drug delivery devices also have a US FDA Master Access File or Drug Master File.

Get in touch with a Trinseo representative to learn more.

Secondary Packaging using STYRON™ Polystyrene There's a growing need for a medical grade polymer that performs well, protects the product, and provides an added degree of safety. STYRON™ 2678 MED Polystyrene Resins from Trinseo provide an ideal and economical solution offering the versatility of polystyrene with the added assurance of ISO 10993 compliance and an extended notification of change.
Drug Delivery Devices using MAGNUM™ ABS The demand for attractive combination devices is growing, and manufacturers and molders are looking for materials that provide both pleasing aesthetics and advanced performance, including colorable and sterilizable resins. MAGNUM™ ABS Resins from Trinseo satisfy the most critical needs of customers that are looking to differentiate their products.
Versatility through CALIBRE™ Polycarbonate Used for a broad range of drug delivery devices requiring biocompatibility testing as well as high impact strength, transparency, rigidity, and exceptional performance, Trinseo's CALIBRE™ Polycarbonate Resins are the material of choice. Our CALIBRE™ 5000 series glass filled resins with glass-filled content of up to 30 percent are available for applications requiring structural support.
Superior Blend with EMERGE™ PC/ABS Combining the physical properties of polycarbonate with the processability, toughness and flow of ABS Trinseo's EMERGE™ PC/ABS Advanced Resins support a broad range of applications. Advantages include durability and toughness, non-halogenated ignition resistance, and pleasing aesthetics. The material is also biocompatibility tested to meet compliancy requirements.
Sterilizable Parts with CALIBRE™ MEGARAD™ Offering all the advantages of our quality polycarbonate resins plus color compensation technology, our CALIBRE™ MEGARAD™ series allows polycarbonate color to quickly equilibrate following sterilization by irradiation to an acceptable threshold level. This technology has been the enabler for success for over 25 years.

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