Innovative uses of ethylene vinyl acetate polymers for advancing healthcare

Jose Reyes, global strategic market manager, presented Innovative uses of ethylene vinyl acetate polymers for advancing healthcare at the Plastics in Medical Devices 2014 convention in Cleveland on May 7. You can read the corresponding whitepaper now. This paper details the decades-long history of ethylene vinyl acetate polymers (EVA) in medical packaging, medical devices, and pharmaceutical applications.

In the introduction to EVA section, learn the molecular structure and the correlation of vinyl acetate percentage to melt index and properties such as flexibility.

In the case studies, you will learn:

  • how EVA was found to be an excellent solution for TPN bags.
  • how EVAs are used in cryo containers for stem cell storage.
  • how Celanese’ VitalDose® brand of EVA is used for in-the-body applications such as controlled-release of APIs.
  • why EVA does not require curing such as a raw material like silicone.

From its leading role in nutrition bags and expanding the field of IV therapy, to its importance in the storage of critical products like stem cells and into its emerging role as a controlled release excipient for biologics, EVA has been at the forefront of innovation in healthcare for decades.

Learn more about Celanese Ateva® and Ateva® G grades of EVA and how they are used in healthcare and many other applications by visiting our website or by downloading our brochures (to right).

For further information about Ateva EVA and its use in medical devices, please send an email to eva.techservice@celanese.com.

Celanese’ VitalDose® brand of EVA is used for in-the-body applications such as controlled-release of APIs, and is customizable to a wide range of applications. Visit www.vitaldose.com for more technical information, whitepapers and brochures or to request a sample.