Borouge offers a dedicated grade range of Bormed™ polyolefins, designed to meet the challenging needs of the healthcare sector. Bormed™ includes both polyethylene and polypropylene grades for rigid and flexible products, ensuring a consistent approach to the medical and healthcare market, independent of conversion technology or polymer type.
The broad Bormed™ grade range meets the technical requirements of a wide variety of end-uses, including:
- medical devices
- pharmaceutical and diagnostic packaging
Besides its superior technical performance, the Bormed™ product range meets the challenging service requirements of the healthcare industry. We are committed to producing polypropylene and polyethylene of the highest possible quality and to meeting the strictest requirements of our customers.
Bormed™ offers stability, reliability, traceability, consistency and continuity. For more information on our full Bormed™ product range see our Summary Data Sheet.
The BormedTM Concept
The Bormed™ Concept ensures that the customer’s healthcare business is carried out in a reliable and meaningful way with respect to the needs of the industry. Going beyond pharmacopeia compliance documentation and technical service, the Bormed Concept gathers insights from value chain partners and incorporates these into all Bormed processes, from product conception to production, procurement, support and distribution. It is based upon on the principles of Service, Commitment and Conformance.
The versatility of polypropylene and polyethylene, combined with their cost competitiveness and easy shaping during conversion, makes them the first choice for applications such as syringes, catheters, needle hubs, needle protectors, inhalers and filter housings.
Changes in the requirements of medical devices, such as high transparency, sterilisation by steam and radiation, as well as highly complicated moulds and shapes, encourage polyolefin producers to develop new materials. The right choice of material is essential to securing the application and its content, thereby safeguarding the life of the patient.
From a regulatory requirement perspective, the pharmaceutical and diagnostic packaging market can be divided into primary and secondary packaging.
Primary packaging comes in direct contact with the active substance, and includes:
- Blister packs
- Fluid bags
Secondary packaging includes every part of the total concept or medical device that does not come in direct contact with the packed drug or fluid.
With our dedicated range of polyolefins, we offer materials for use in different primary pharmaceutical and diagnostic packaging applications.
Borsoft™ PP presents versatile solution for medical applications requiring high security and integrity
Borouge carries a range of innovative, new polypropylene grades for extruded film applications such as medical pouches and monoblister packaging, as an alternative to glass, PVC, and other polymers. Our Borsoft™ PP grades offer low migration into medical products and liquids, and provide high security and integrity during transport and handling.
Understanding the market challenge
Manufacturing medical applications is challenging, with extensive validation requirements, and close control of formulation and production to ensure long-term safety and successful production.
Polypropylene (PP) has a combination of properties that makes it very useful in medical applications, providing a number of benefits:
- extreme clarity
- heat resistance
- impact resistance
Why Borsoft™ PP?
Our line of Borsoft™ PP material grades is the ideal solution for medical pouches and lamination. Compared to block copolymers, Borsoft™ solutions offer superior optical film and welding properties.
The advantages of Borsoft™ PP include:
- low temperature resistance
- sterilisation resistance of up to 121°C in steam .
PP is a versatile material, unique among plastics and offering the advantage of moderate costs.