The Asia-Pacific medical device market is rapidly growing, thanks to an improved national healthcare policy and strong regional economic growth. Governments of emerging countries in this region are continuing their efforts to set up or upgrade medical device regulations related to a number of areas, including specific device quality standards, production and quality control.
With this market demand, there is an urgency for polymer material suppliers to provide versatile materials suitable for high-energy radiation sterilization. Medical device manufacturers are looking for biocompatible raw materials with consistent quality and traceability, and they must be available globally with short lead times.
To serve this growing market demand, Covestro’s plant in Map Ta Phut, Thailand, has expanded its development and production capacity for medical-grade Makrolon® polycarbonate. This site follows Good Manufacturing Practice (GMP) guidelines for plastic materials to ensure that medical grades are consistently produced and controlled.