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Polymers

Excellent barrier properties and regulatory ease make glass the first choice for the health industry, but high-end polymers such as Cyclic Olefin Copolymer (COC) are gaining interest in pharmaceutical packaging. Glass and polymer hybrids also offer promising options for diagnostics and life science applications.
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High quality for various applications

Material purity, inertness, and barrier behavior are important properties of a material that can influence the container and drug shelf life. High-end polymers such as COC offer these qualities, as well as design flexibility, break resistance and light weight. This makes COC containers suitable for applications in healthcare, cosmetics, and home treatment.

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Advanced material for advanced processing

While glass is converted into primary containers using the hot forming process, COC forms primary packaging by injection molding. Processing steps are almost all automated and carried out using the latest state-of-the-art equipment. This makes full use of the high-quality polymer material to produce primary packaging that’s both safe and easy to use.

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Polymers and hybrids for life science solutions

As well as pharmaceutical packaging, polymers such as COC and other cyclic olefins now play a significant role in diagnostics, research, and many other life science applications. This is thanks to their excellent microfeature replication, biocompatibility, low fluorescence, and high-temperature resistance.

We are certified

All SCHOTT TOPPAC® syringes are manufactured according to ISO 9001, ISO 15378, and ISO 13485. SCHOTT MINIFAB is also ISO 9001 and ISO 13485 certified.

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