Velox and Solvay start cooperation

Velox, a European solution providers of raw material specialities for the plastics, composites, additives and paint & coatings industries, announces a new distribution partnership with Solvay, a global supplier of specialty polymers, headquartered in Brussels. Velox will be distributing the healthcare grades of Ixef PARA, a special polyarylamide containing 50 % glass fibres and suited for the development of medical devices as single-use surgical tools.

Ixef PARA, distributed by VELOX in Europe, is suited as metal replacement in single-use medical instruments.

“We are very pleased to have gained Solvay, a world-renowned company, as our partner and are looking forward to a very successful cooperation”, says François Minec, General Manager at Velox. “With Ixef PARA we have added a unique product to our medical plastics portfolio, complementing our already wide range of speciality products.” 

“Velox is very experienced in the medical and pharmaceutical plastics market in Europe and has established a versatile, sustainable network. We are full of trust in this partnership and are looking forward to it”, comments Daniel Stoecker, Channel Partners Manager EMEA, at Solvay. 

Ixef PARA is particularly suited for the development of complex parts requiring both strength and a smooth, beautiful surface. Even with glass loadings of 50 %, the material insures a high-gloss, glass-free finish. As a very high-flow resin, Ixef PARA can fill walls as thin as 0.5 mm.

“This unique product has great mechanical properties perfect for metal replacement, for instance in single-use instruments”, highlights Anja Flossbach, Product Manager for Ixef PARA at Velox.

Operators can thereby eliminate central service costs associated with the sterilization of reusable instruments. Further benefits are weight reduction and accordingly cost savings as well as a great level of design freedom. 

Ixef PARA is biocompatible according to ISO 10993. Velox offers the material in different gamma stabilised colours.

Companies: VELOX

Industries: Medical, Other Composite End-use areas

Terms: Business, Innovations

This article has been edited by Basalt.Today
This article has been written on JEC Composites Magazine
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