Clariant Additive Technology Facilitates Laser Welding of Medical Devices

Specialty chemicals company Clariant, based in Muttenz, Switzerland, has introduced new MEVOPUR polymer materials formulated to improve laser-welding performance in medical devices.

Clariant developed two different formulations to achieve laser transmission in one and absorption in the other so they can be reliably welded together. The new laser-friendly materials are manufactured at a dedicated facility in Lewiston, Maine, as well as in Sweden and Singapore. All three plants have been certified compliant with ISO13485-2016, the latest quality management system for medical devices.

The MEVOPUR brand assures device manufacturers that, from USP Class VI, ISO10993 pre-tested raw material ingredients to final product, the Clariant processes are controlled, consistent and compliant.

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