Velox extends distribution activities for Topas Advance Polymers
Velox GmbH, a European distributor of raw material for the plastics industry, has extended its partnership with Topas Advanced Polymers.
The company is now responsible for distributing TOPAS Cyclic Olefin Copolymers (COC) and TOPASBLEND series in Denmark, Sweden, Norway and Finland.
TOPAS COC is a new class of polymer with a property profile which can be varied over a wide range. In contrast to the semi-crystalline polyolefins – polyethylene (PE) and polypropylene (PP), TOPAS are amorphous, transparent copolymers.
The unique property profile of these copolymers include low density, high transparency, superior water vapor barrier properties, low water absorption, high rigidity, strength, and hardness, low birefringence, variable heat deflection temperature (HDT/B) up to 170°C, good biocompatibility as well as superior resistance to acids and alkalis.
TOPAS grades can be sterilized by gamma rays as well as electron beams and ethylene oxide. The steam sterilization can be possible for TOPAS grades with corresponding higher softening point.
Meanwhile, TOPASBLEND resins offer the benefits of polyolefins plus the high heat resistance of engineering plastics and can be considered for applications with multiple steam sterilizations.