Comprehensive hygiene management is gaining in importance in the Corona crisis: Antiviral properties of selected Sanitized® products on hard, non-porous surfaces are confirmed

Antiviral properties of selected Sanitized® products on hard, non-porous surfaces are confirmed. (Photo: SANITIZED AG, PR030)
Tests conducted by independent laboratories have now confirmed that several Sanitized® products have an effectiveness against viruses on polymer surfaces.

Ascend files first FDA 510(k) submission based on Acteev technology

AscendAscend Performance Materials announced today it submitted its first FDA 510(k) for clearance to market its patent-pending Acteev technology in the United States in a medical device, a surgical mask under a new brand called Acteev Biodefend. Independent laboratory testing has found Acteev materials to achieve greater than 99% efficacy at deactivating bacteria, fungi and viruses, including SARS-CoV-2.

Clariant introduces static reducing
compounds for drug delivery devices

Dry Powder Inhalers (DPI) are complex devices and rely on consistent flow through the device mouthpiece. Static charges resulting in powder build up can interfere with dose reliability. (Photo: Clariant)Clariant Plastics & Coatings Healthcare Polymer Solutions recently launched static-reducing functional plastic compounds which, when used in drug delivery devices, enable increased dose reliability. The resins are part of the wider ‘medical grade’ MEVOPUR® line of color and additive concentrates and ‘ready-to-use’ polymer compounds, covering polymers from PE to PEEK.

SABIC PURECARES portfolio offers solutions for medical disposables

SABIC PURECARES™ polypropylene (PP) materials for manufacturing nonwovens, are extensively used in medical disposables such as gowns and masks and hygiene applications.Few sectors face as many critical challenges or as vitally important to humankind, as healthcare. Today the world faces a very serious challenge with the current pandemic and in response to this, SABIC’s engagements with its customers have focused on delivering larger volumes of SABIC PURECARES polypropylene (PP) materials for manufacturing of nonwovens used in medical disposables such as gowns and masks and hygiene applications. SABIC’s Personal Hygiene industry team has ramped up efforts over recent months to ensure customers in the hygiene and medical sectors quickly receive much-needed materials to meet urgent and increasing global demands.

Archroma joins hands with Liberty Textile Mills Limited to produce life-saving PPE in Pakistan

Product lines of Liberty Textile Mills Limited. 
(Photo: Liberty Textile Mills Limited)Archroma, a global leader in color and specialty chemicals towards sustainable solutions, has joined hands with Liberty Textile Mill Limited (Liberty), a leading producer in healthcare textiles to produce high quality personal protective equipment (PPE).

Mondi safely packages QIAGEN’s SARS-CoV-2 test cartridge  

Mondi safely packages QIAGEN’s SARS-CoV-2 test cartridge. 
(Photo: Mondi, PR151)Mondi, a leading global packaging and paper group, is committed to playing its part in the supply of essential products during the COVID-19 outbreak and has recently developed packaging for QIAGEN's SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus test kit.