The company explained, that the colour masterbatch supplier has been selected with care, in order to ensure that not only the pigments and carriers are compliant with USP Class VI or corresponding parts of ISO 10993 but also that the masterbatches are manufactured under rigorous controls with regard to traceability, consistency and change control thereby fitting the Mediprene concept at the company's ISO 13485 accredited facilities. In medical devices and pharmaceutical packaging colour is often used functionally to differentiate products and provide an easy method of identification. The vibrant colours achievable with coloured Mediprene compounds also give brand owners a means of adding value to their products and creating visual appeal. A fully colour compounded TPE gives a perfectly dispersed, consistent colour with a correct and reproducible addition level. Elasto says, that the Mediprene colour compounds ensure colour reproducibility and deliver a compound ready for use, with no additional steps for the moulder or extrusion company. Elasto will be showcasing the Mediprene coloured TPE compounds at Compamed in Düsseldorf (16 - 18 November, stand 8a P11). Niklas Ottosson, medical technical manager at Elasto, will be presenting a technical paper on "Coloured medical grade thermoplastic elastomers as part of the Compamed Suppliers Forum on November 17. The Mediprene range includes series optimised for injection moulding, adhesion in overmoulding and co-extrusion applications, medical tubing and oil-free grades. The full range is now available as colour compounds matched to customer requirements. Mediprene TPEs are used in a variety of medical device applications including intubation equipment, tubing, seals, drip chambers, soft-touch grips, face masks, resealable membranes and connectors.