Products for the healthcare and pharmaceuticals industries

Producers of pharmaceuticals, active ingredients, auxiliaries and medical products are required by law to meet extremely demanding and constantly rising hygiene standards. Decades of experience coupled with extensive technical and chemical expertise mean that we can offer our customers reliable, top-quality products and competent advice.

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Auxiliaries for drugs

Kuraray offers a wide range of customized fine chemicals for the production of pharmaceuticals. Examples are isoprene derivatives and the polyvinyl alcohol KURARAY POVAL™ for tablet coatings. 



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Auxiliaries for x-ray films

Our Mowital® polyvinyl butyral bonds the various layers in x-ray films and supports the development of the silver crystal structure to ensure optimum imaging results. 


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Other products for medical applications

We supply the FELIBENDY™ and KURAFLEX™ nonwoven brands of nonwoven fabrics for sterile dressings, bandages, masks and operating caps.  SEPTON™ and HYBRAR™ thermoplastic elastomers make medical films, adhesives and hoses transparent, flexible and extremely robust. HYBRAR™ is particularly suitable as an environmentally friendly substitute for PVC in such products.

Vectran™ medical fiber is a LCP (liquid crystal polymer) fiber that is characterized by exceptional tensile properties and bend tolerance, a minimal creep and no moisture absorption. At the same time it has a very thin diameter and, unlike metals, is MRI compatible. On the one hand Vectran™ gives additional stability and flexibility and on the other hand it helps to reduce the outer diameter of the device. With these properties Vectran™ adds value as reinforcement material to medical applications, such as tubes, catheters, delivery systems, guide wires and others.






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