Clariant has announced a specific range of MEVOPUR color and functional additives for use in high-performance, spun bond fibers used in medical applications.
Pigments and additives used to color or modify the nonwovens can potentially increase the risk of extraction and interaction if the products come in contact with bodily fluids. These applications often require extraction and biological evaluation to standards such as US Pharmacopeia (USP) , or similar.
Clariant MEVOPUR masterbatches and compounds provide the makers of medical and pharmaceutical products with change-controlled, raw material additives and masterbatches, complete with regulatory documentation to support their use in healthcare applications. The line offers documentation of the biological evaluation of its raw material ingredients to USP chapters (Class VI) and ISO10993 requirements.
MEVOPUR color and additive masterbatches are now available in seven ISO10993/USP colors (Yellow, Orange, Red, Violet, Dark Blue, Mid Blue, and Green). New MEVOPUR masterbatch options, including custom colors, are also available for use with polyethylene (PE) bi-component fibers.
“Our product line continues to expand and evolve, now meeting customer demand for change-controlled raw material ingredients that comply with stringent medical requirements, and helping manufacturers find new alternatives for creating more colorful, comfortable, and functional medical and hygienic products,” says Francis Baud, Global Fiber Marketing Head for the Clariant Masterbatches business unit.
Clariant International Ltd