PolyOne stepped up its antimicrobial plastics line with the launch of WithStand Antimicrobial Solutions based on Sanitized MedX 200s active ingredients at Compamed 2011 in Düsseldorf, Germany.
The new products for Europe were developed in association with Sanitized AG, a producer of antimicrobials.
"The excellent cooperation between PolyOne and Sanitized AG allows us to combine PolyOne's experience formulating medical plastics with Sanitized's extensive knowledge of the optimal protection of articles against bacteria. Working closely together at even the early stages of development, we can design the most appropriate, customized solutions for our healthcare customers," said Larry Johnson, PolyOne global healthcare marketing director.
In Europe, six to nine percent of hospital patients are affected by hospital acquired infections (HAI) each year....