Braskem introduces MedcolTM: The new healthcare portfolio in Europe

The sixth largest petrochemical company in the world presents new PP grades at K Fair 2019

Braskem is proud to announce the launching of MedcolTM: a new portfolio of PP grades, dedicated to serving the healthcare industry in Europe. Braskem's MedcolTM  grades are designed and manufactured with the highest quality standards to meet the needs of the European healthcare sector, including medical devices and pharmaceutical packaging.  . The grades were co-created with Braskem's customers to fulfill the specific needs and requirements of each market they serve. 

Developed by and for customers
MedcolTM is derived from "medical" and "collaboration", and symbolizes the commitment that Braskem made to develop the new portfolio in collaboration with its customers. 

MedcolTM is a new brand in an established market, where innovation has been somewhat stagnant. As a new entrant, Braskem had the opportunity to work with our customers to improve the current compositions and develop cleaner grades with optimized properties. One great example is the V4020 grade made for the Blow-Fill-Seal process, which has higher softness and better processing than the existing grades serving that application. 

A new player in the sector
MedcolTM grades are produced with a phthalate-free catalyst technology and were tested according to European and US Pharmacopeia standards, adhering to Braskem's global healthcare protocol and service concepts. Braskem has committed to its customers that there will be no change in the formulation of the grades without a two-year notification period.

"We aim for the high quality standards that are required in this industry, but we also want to be the cost leader in the segment," states Tim Wagler, Commercial Director of Renewable Chemicals, Europe & Asia. "Because we are new, we can be customer-oriented and more flexible. This helps us to build trust from our customers and reduce their risks. We got very positive feedback from our customers for the new portfolio, so we are very excited to enter this sector and become a leader." 

"This is just the start"
Braskem will present MedcolTM at K Fair, the world's largest event for the plastics and rubbers industry, from October 16 to 23 in Düsseldorf, Germany.

"The healthcare sector is a key strategic segment for Braskem, so the grades that will be presented at the fair are just the start. We plan to expand our portfolio in the next years and become the partner of choice to companies in the healthcare industry.  We are here to stay," says Isabelle Rothe, Segment Leader Healthcare at Braskem. 

MedcolTM is a brand registered in North America.