Plastics Today recently published an article highlighting the widespread use of COC in point-of-care (POC) diagnostic applications. With 90% of POC applications using plastic, and 80% of applications using COC, the properties of TOPAS COC are clearly a good match for diagnostics. The article is based on a market study by Yole Développement, which projects a 27% annual growth rate in this market.
About TOPAS Advanced Polymers
TOPAS Advanced Polymers manufactures and markets TOPAS® cyclic olefin copolymers (COC) for advanced packaging, healthcare, optical, and other applications worldwide. It also supplies the chemical raw material norbornene. It is a joint venture of Daicel Corporation and Polyplastics Co., Ltd. Headquartered in Frankfurt, Germany, it has a U.S. subsidiary in Florence, Ky., and operates a 30,000-metric ton/year COC plant, the world's largest, in Oberhausen, Germany. For more information, visit www.topas.com.
TOPAS® is a registered trademark of TOPAS Advanced Polymers for its family of cyclic olefin copolymer resins.