PolyOne announced its GLS Thermoplastic Elastomers business, a global leader in high-performance, custom-formulated thermoplastics elastomers (TPEs), has received the Frost & Sullivan 2009 North American Plastics in Medical Tubing & Catheters Product Line Strategy of the Year Award. The growth of TPEs in medical tubing market stems from the materials' effectiveness as a replacement for traditional polymers. GLS' VERSAFLEX™ HC MT medical grade TPE offers customers a non-phthalate, halogen-free alternative designed to address this growing trend, providing a responsible option for a number of medical tubing applications such as IV catheters, peristaltic pumps, and surgical drainage tubing.
Frost & Sullivan, a global research and consulting firm, presents the Product Line Strategy Award to companies that have most effectively developed product lines addressing their customer's diverse needs with regard to price, performance and feature points. PolyOne was presented with this award in recognition of its outstanding leadership in the plastics industry and exceptional medical grade TPE technologies for drug and fluid delivery systems.