Techmer PM, BASF launch new Ultrason colors for healthcare applications in North America

February 11, 2020

Techmer PM, BASF launch new Ultrason colors for healthcare applications in North America

WYANDOTTE, MI, February 11, 2020 – Techmer PM and BASF will launch custom colors with USP Class V or VI and ISO 10993 compliance for BASF’s Ultrason® S, P and E (PSU, PPSU and PESU) polyarylsulfone grades at MDM West trade show.

“Our new colored grades will combine shorter development cycles, unique color options and lower scrap rates,” said Hung Pham, Ultrason Strategic Business Development Manager, BASF Specialty Polymers North America. “This will help our customers evaluate and determine suitability faster in their healthcare applications by removing the custom color blending process.”

Ultrason polyarylsulfone grades are thermoplastics used to make medical devices such as sterilization trays, research cages, diagnostic equipment, orthopedic sizing and others. These colored grades will provide the same benefits that Ultrason is globally known for: consistently high quality and excellent mechanical, chemical and high temperature performance.

“Techmer PM has always had a big role within the healthcare industry and the color development process,” said Jack Chiang, Director of Applications Development, Techmer PM North America. “This collaboration with BASF will help the customer differentiate their products within the healthcare industry and help simplify the selection process.”

Small-volume custom colors of Ultrason S, P and E grades are available through Techmer PM’s HIFILL® brand; larger volumes can be obtained through BASF representatives. Sample color chips are on display at the MD&M Expo in Anaheim, CA, February 11–13, 2020, at the Techmer PM booth, number 2433.

Ultrason® is a registered trademark of BASF SE

HIFILL® is a registered trademark of Techmer PM LLC

About BASF

BASF Corporation, headquartered in Florham Park, New Jersey, is the North American affiliate of BASF SE, Ludwigshafen, Germany. BASF has more than 20,000 employees in North America and had sales of $19.7 billion in 2018. For more information about BASF’s North American operations, visit

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About Techmer PM

Techmer PM, LLC, is a leading materials design company that has been developing creative materials solutions for customers since it was founded in 1981. With a focus on how to modify and fine‐tune the properties of technical polymers, the company thrives on partnering and collaborating with plastics processors, fabricators, designers, specifiers, and brand owners. Drawing on a broad portfolio of resins –– from polyolefins to PEEK –– Techmer PM helps consumer and industrial product manufacturers enhance product function and appearance in scores of end-use markets and helps solve some of their most difficult business, manufacturing, and sustainability challenges. Based in Clinton, Tenn., the company operates six U.S. plants and one Mexico plant and has extensive expertise in virtually every plastics- and fiber‐related process, from additive manufacturing and blown film to nonwovens, injection molding, and sheet extrusion. The company has earned numerous honors, including winning a 2017 “R&D 100 Award” from R&D Magazine for its innovative materials design work and being named one of the plastics industry’s “Best Places to Work” multiple times by Plastics News. Learn more by visiting

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Steve Loney
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