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US' Ascend Performance Materials unveils new HiDura Med portfolio

14 Oct '22
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Pic: PR Newswire
Pic: PR Newswire

US’ Ascend Performance Materials has announced a portfolio of medical grade nylon 6,6 resins and engineered materials for healthcare under its HiDura brand. HiDura MED products meet ISO 10993-5 and 10993-10 testing criteria and can be used in healthcare applications. The company makes high-performance materials for everyday essentials and new technologies.

HiDura can be used in drug delivery which includes filtration equipment and membranes, tubing, fluid connectors and auto injectors. Other applications include medical equipment like housings, protective cases, cables, sensors, connectors and wearables and wound care like sutures, tapes and zip ties, the company said in a media statement.

“Ascend’s nylon 6,6 brands are synonymous with unparalleled quality across multiple industry segments. Our HiDura MED portfolio offers the same quality to customers looking for solutions that meet the stringent requirements of the healthcare market, including ISO 10993-5 and 10993-10 biocompatibility testing, an effective change notification policy and operational policies to assure the highest possible standards,” Dhruv Shah, Ascend’s healthcare business manager, said.

“The company is focused on supporting its customers' growth and will continue to expand its healthcare portfolio, including the introduction of long-chain and amorphous polyamide grades in the future. Ascend is also actively exploring applications in medical durables and wound care using Acteev, its award-winning, patented technology that incorporates the antimicrobial benefits of active zinc ions into our polyamide to create long-lasting functionality and efficacy in reducing the growth of microbes that can cause some medical products to degrade,” Shah added.

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