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Thursday, February 25 2021 - 18:00
Polyplastics Expands DURACON (R) POM PM Series with New High-flow Grade for Medical and Healthcare Industry
TOKYO, Feb. 25, 2021 /Kyodo JBN-AsiaNet/--

The Polyplastics Group is expanding its DURACON (R) polyoxymethylene (POM) PM 
series portfolio with the development of a new high-flow grade for drug contact 
and delivery applications for the medical and healthcare market. The new grade, 
DURACON PM27S01N, offers reduced wall thickness, miniaturization, and lower 
weight for various medical devices that are becoming increasingly complicated 
and highly functional.



Polyplastics' PM series, which also includes DURACON PM09S01N, a standard 
viscosity grade, complements the company's TOPAS (R) cyclic olefin copolymer 
(COC) product, a high-purity material for a range of medical applications.

DURACON PM27S01N delivers global medical and food regulatory compliance. In a 
changing and growing marketplace, medical device manufacturers and end users 
demand high-quality materials and reliable suppliers, according to 
Polyplastics, which is a leading global manufacturer of POM materials for 
diverse markets.

DURACON PM27S01N meets regulatory compliance requirements, including ISO10993 
and USP Class VI biocompatibility/cytotoxicity, FDA Drug Master File (DMF) and 
Device Master File (MAF), and EU 10/2011 and FDA food-contact 21 CFR 177.2470. 

The material adheres to strict quality management systems, including conformity 
to a VDI guideline, VDI 2017 medical-grade plastics. It also provides full 
traceability of processes and products, and production management based on the 
principle of good manufacturing practice (GMP). Polyplastics also provides 
uniform quality and global supply.

Polyplastics offers medical device manufacturers extensive data on the 
long-term reliability of its materials. Customized data on extraction, 
moldability, durability, slip and wear, and other key attributes are also 

TOPAS COC is a glass-clear and highly pure plastic product which offers 
stiffness and barrier resistance, biocompatibility, and drug compatibility for 
wearables, drug delivery, medical devices, pharmaceutical blisters and trays, 
and diagnostics and microfluidics. 

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About Polyplastics:

DURACON (R) is a registered trademark of Polyplastics Co., Ltd. in Japan and 
other countries.

TOPAS (R) is a registered trademark of TOPAS Advanced Polymers GmbH in Germany, 
the United States and other countries.

Source: Polyplastics Co., Ltd.