Anti-Static Compounds promote safe drug dispensing.

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Intended for inhalation devices, LNP(TM) Stat-Loy(TM) specialty compound grades offer built-in, permanent anti-static properties to promote efficient delivery of full dose of powder or aerosol to patient each time. Compounds are pre-assessed for biocompatibility according to ISO 10993 and available in 3 transparent resin systems: acrylonitrile butadiene styrene (ABS); polymethylmethacrylate (PMMA)/acrylic; and Xylex(TM) resin, a polycarbonate (PC)/polyester alloy.



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SABIC Innovative Plastics' New Anti-Static Stat-Loy* Compounds Breathe Life into Inhalation Devices for Safer Drug Dispensing and Reduced Costs



ANAHEIM, Calif. - Patients and medical device OEMs can now breathe easier thanks to SABIC Innovative Plastics' new breakthrough anti-static compounds for inhalation devices. Here at MD&M West in booth #1783, the company today launched three major additions to its family of high-performance LNP* Stat-Loy* specialty compounds. The new transparent materials provide permanent anti-static properties, eliminating the need for expensive secondary operations, and help ensure repeatability of dosing and potentially lower drug costs through more-efficient aerosol and powder dispensing. The new LNP Stat-Loy specialty compound grades are also pre-assessed for biocompatibility according to ISO 10993 to help manufacturers expedite compliance and time to market. SABIC Innovative Plastics' ongoing investment in these and other leading-edge healthcare technologies illustrate the company's commitment to its customers by actively addressing mounting medical industry demand for improved patient safety and lower manufacturing costs.

"SABIC Innovative Plastics is clearly delivering a fast-expanding portfolio of high-end, highly specialized materials to the medical device industry," said David DeVito, LNP compounds product marketing manager, SABIC Innovative Plastics. "Our new transparent, anti-static LNP Stat-Loy compounds will help drive exceptional design flexibility to create very efficient inhalation devices that can optimize patient dosages for improved safety, while simultaneously slashing manufacturing system costs."

Inherent Anti-static Performance Assists With Consistent, Full Dosing

Static electricity is a major challenge in the effective use of inhalation devices; tiny drug particles can build up an electrostatic charge causing them to adhere to the device instead of being dispensed to the patient. SABIC Innovative Plastics' LNP Stat-Loy compounds provide built-in, permanent anti-static performance to assist with the efficient delivery of a full dose of a powder or aerosol to the patient each time, contributing to improved safety and better outcomes. Unlike older inhalers that utilized coatings to control static charges, the inherent anti-static properties of LNP Stat-Loy compounds avoid the need for costly secondary operations.

The new LNP Stat-Loy compounds are available in three transparent resin systems: acrylonitrile butadiene styrene (ABS); polymethylmethacrylate (PMMA)/acrylic; and Xylex* resin, a polycarbonate (PC)/polyester alloy. The superior clarity of these compounds ensures excellent visibility of device contents while providing attractive aesthetics. The materials can be easily colored for appearance and drug identification. Other important features of the new compounds include excellent impact strength and cleanability.

LNP Stat-Loy compounds are available in opaque resins such as polyamide 6, polybutylene terephthalate (PBT), polyoxymethylene (POM), and polypropylene (PP), enabling manufacturers to combine opaque and clear components for design or functional purposes.

For more information on SABIC Innovative Plastics' new LNP Stat-Loy compounds, please visit the company website at www.sabic-ip.com.

About SABIC Innovative Plastics

SABIC Innovative Plastics is a leading, global supplier of engineering thermoplastics with a 75-year history of breakthrough solutions that solve its customers' most pressing challenges. Today, SABIC Innovative Plastics is a multi-billion-dollar company with operations in more than 35 countries and approximately 9,000 employees worldwide. The company continues to lead the plastics industry with customer collaboration and continued investments in new polymer technologies, global application development, process technologies, and environmentally responsible solutions that serve diverse markets such as automotive, electronics, building & construction, transportation, and healthcare. The company's extensive product portfolio includes thermoplastic resins, coatings, specialty compounds, film, and sheet. SABIC Innovative Plastics (www.sabic-ip.com) is a wholly owned subsidiary of Saudi Basic Industries Corporation (SABIC), one of the world's top five petrochemicals manufacturers.

* Trademarks of SABIC Innovative Plastics IP BV.

SABIC Innovative Plastics Media Contacts
Global
Jodi Kennedy
SABIC Innovative Plastics,
Pittsfield, Mass., U.S.A.
Tel: +1 413 448 7383
E-Mail: jodi.kennedy@sabic-ip.com

Europe
Helen Vandebovenkamp
SABIC Innovative Plastics, Bergen op Zoom,
The Netherlands
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E-Mail: helen.vandebovenkamp@sabic-ip.com

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AH&M Marketing Communications,
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Edelman Brazil, Sao Paulo, Brazil
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