Borealis re-launches Bormed™ LD PE range for healthcare applications

Borealis, a leading provider of innovative, value creating plastics solutions, have re-launch its Bormed™ LD PE range for blow, fill and seal products in response to customers demand for continued availability of the high-performance grades. Bormed LE6607-PH, the first in the BFS series, will be showcased to Pharmapack 2009 visitors in January after starting its production at its new LDPE plant in Porvoo, Finland barely one year after the sale of the company's LDPE plant in Bamble, Norway. Bormed LE6607-PH is suitable for the blow moulding of soft and flexible bottles and ampoules for pharmaceutical products. It can also be used for injection moulding and film blowing. Products made from Bormed LE6607-PH can be sterilised using ethylene oxide, gamma radiation, electron beam radiation or steam. Steam sterilisation up to 110°C can be achieved. All Bormed products have a registered Drug Master File (DMF) at the US Food & Drug Administration (FDA) and comply with the European Pharmacopoeia (EP) and/or the US Pharmacopoeia. Borealis withdrew its LDPE for healthcare applications following the sale of its Bamble plant in September 2007. However, the composition of the various Bormed LDPE grades and their grade names remained the property of Borealis. "Given the strength of demand and our commitment to delivering products that add real value to the healthcare market, we have worked hard to ensure a new production solution that is proving a success with our customers. We are looking forward to re-introducing more of our previous grades to offer a full package for BFS applications," says Martyna Matelska-Jucha, Application Marketing Manager Borealis.
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