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Uniform Color Company possesses a thorough understanding of the manufacturing and regulatory requirements of the medical market. Using GMP and strict global formulation control, UCC routinely exceeds the expectations of our medical device customers. UCC understands that it is not always just about color, sometimes the color can do so much more.  Whether its color-coding a physician’s tools or helping a busy laboratory stay organized, Uniform Color can provide the regulatory and manufacturing expertise to support the needs of the medical color market.

UCC can provide color masterbatch to color a variety of polymers used in the medical industry. These polymers include but are not limited to: PP, Filled PP, PE, PET, PETG, GPPS, PC and HIPS. In addition, UCC can formulate at various let down ratios as well as incorporate a number of special effects or functional additives.

Medical, Test Tubes, Color Concentrate

Additives

Additives can be incorporated into a color masterbatch formulation or provided as a stand alone additive masterbatch. UCC offers a variety of functional additives. Please visit the Additive Offerings page for more information.

Regulatory Information

Medical applications require adherence to various regulatory standards. UCC can formulate in accordance with a number of regulatory guidelines. For more information, please visit the Regulatory Information page.

Case Study

The Customer
Producer of Injection Molded Packaging

The Application
Injection Molded Medical Device (Class VI)

The Challenge
Reformulate six existing color masterbatch products to improve usage rate, lower cost by at least 30% and maintain pearlescent appearance. Due to regulatory restrictions, the overall chemical composition of the concentrates could not deviate from the existing formulas.

The Process
A Product Development Engineer worked closely with the raw material suppliers to understand the limits imposed by the chemical composition restriction as well as the pearlescent appearance criteria. Production personnel performed process optimization studies to determine the maximum loading of the pearlescent formula component. The six optimized formulas were presented to the customer for trial production runs.

The Results
The devices that were produced using the optimized formulas met the color design criteria. The usage rate was decreased from 5% to 1% resulting in a color cost savings of over 37%.