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Lucofin® in the healthcare sector – hygienic, safe, precise and compatible

Modern healthcare would be inconceivable today without plastic-based products. Plastic packaging in particular has long been firmly established as a safe and sterile protection for medical applications. Instruments, medicines and aids require protective packaging that is lightweight and resistant and thus offers protection against environmental influences. They should also be transparent, easy to seal and easy to open.

Lucofin® is a versatile material that optimises other plastics as an additive for the end application or is used as a carrier medium for pigments and additives. Due to its polarity, Lucofin® combines different plastics in extrusion lamination or acts as a "compatibility enhancer" in the interaction of different plastics.

Are you looking for a multi-layer composite that also bonds functional layers such as PA to tough materials such as PE? Then our Lucofin® portfolio contains highly variable materials that can act as adhesion promoters to bond seemingly incompatible products, making Lucofin® also suitable as a base carrier material for pigments and additives to give other plastics the desired properties as an additive/concentrated masterbatch. Thanks to its low melting point, a layer of Lucofin® applied to aluminium foils by extrusion lamination enables fast and reliable bonding with other plastics.

Films made from Lucofin® have a high-quality, almost silky surface and feel. Together with their skin-friendliness, these films are ideal for use as disposable gloves in the veterinary sector. Our product range includes a wide range of materials that fulfil all requirements. The purity, transparency and flexibility of the products also make them suitable for use in rapid medical tests.

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Hygiene and safety

Thermoplastic polyolefins are highly compatible with the human body. These properties make them particularly suitable for use in films for hygiene articles such as nappies, so-called "backsheets". In combination with a high proportion of chalk, Lucofin® ensures considerably higher breathability compared to conventional systems and thus significantly improves the wearing comfort of nappies.

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Precision and customisability

A key advantage of thermoplastic polyolefins is their precision and customisability. These materials enable the manufacture of flexible products for health and hygiene that are precisely tailored to individual needs. This contributes significantly to the optimisation of patient care and outcomes.

Disposable medical gloves made of thermoplastic polyolefin


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