VELOX to become European distributor of Solvay’s Ixef PARA

ELOX GmbH, one of Europe’s leading solution providers of raw material specialities for  the  plastics,  composites, additives  and  paint  &  coatings  industries, is  pleased  to announce  a  new  distribution  partnership  with Solvay, a  leading  global  supplier  of specialty   polymers, headquartered   in   Brussels.

VELOX   will   be distributing the healthcare grades of Ixef PARA, a special polyarylamide containing 50% glass fibres and best-suited for the development of medical devices as single – use surgical tools

“We are very pleased to have gained Solvay, a world-renowned company, as our partner and are looking forward to a very successful cooperation”, says François Minec, General Manager at VELOX. “With Ixef PARA we have added a unique product to our medical plastics portfolio, complementing our already wide range of speciality products.”

“VELOX is very experienced in the medical and pharmaceutical plastics market in Europe and has established a versatile, sustainable network. We are full of trust in this partnership and are looking forward to it”, comments Daniel  Stoecker,  Channel  Partners  Manager  EMEA, at Solvay.

Ixef PARA is best-suited for the development of complex parts requiring both strength and a smooth, beautiful surface. Even with glass loadings of 50%, the material insures a high-gloss, glass-free finish. As a very high-flow resin, Ixef PARA can fill walls as thin as 0.5 mm.

“This unique product has great mechanical properties perfect for metal replacement, for instance in single-use  instruments”,  highlights Anja  Flossbach, Product  Manager  for Ixef PARA  at VELOX.

Operators can thereby eliminate central service costs associated with the sterilization of reusable instruments. Further benefits are weight reduction and accordingly cost savings as well as a great level of design freedom. Ixef PARA is biocompatible according to ISO  10993. VELOX offers the material in different gamma stabilized colours.