CYROLITE® molding compounds for the medical industry: Röhm appoints IMCD as new authorized distributor for Switzerland and Liechtenstein
- The cooperation between Röhm and IMCD, which has existed since 2020, is being extended to Switzerland and Liechtenstein.
As of February 1, 2024, IMCD N.V., headquartered in Rotterdam (The Netherlands), will also market and distribute the entire portfolio of CYROLITE® and CYROLITE® MD molding compounds for medical technology applications in Switzerland and Liechtenstein. “We are delighted that IMCD is distributing our CYROLITE® products throughout Europe from a single source,” says Michael Zietek, Director for Europe in the Molding Compounds business unit at Röhm. “We hope that this will provide a simple and efficient cross-border service for all our customers in the medical sector in Europe.” The cooperation with IMCD, which has been in place since April 2020, has been expanded to include the two previously excluded European countries of Switzerland and Liechtenstein.
Jana Zietzling, Head of Product Management Medical at IMCD Advanced Materials, adds “We are thrilled about this expansion, enabling us to reach customers in Switzerland and Liechtenstein. This step reinforces our commitment to supporting customers in their medical device development across borders, completing our European distribution network for CYROLITE® and CYROLITE® MD molding compounds.”
Röhm is a technology leader for polymethyl methacrylate (PMMA) molding compounds. Its CYROLITE® products are designed to meet the stringent requirements for medical and diagnostic devices and have proven successful in a wide range of applications for over 40 years. IMCD provides a dedicated team of technical and commercial experts who work in close relationship with customers across the EMEA region, while Röhm brings in the reliable manufacturing operations, quality products, and innovative solutions of its medical acrylics portfolio.
CYROLITE® products are transparent, impact-modified thermoplastic molding compounds specially developed for medical technology. These products are the perfect solution for applications requiring superior balance of properties as they are tough, highly transparent, bondable, sterilizable (gamma, e-beam, EtO), easy to process and resistant to chemicals. All CYROLITE® product grades are BPA-free and biocompatible in compliance with USP Class VI and ISO 10993-1. The main applications for these products are in disposable medical device and diagnostics components, such as, infusion and catheter accessories, as well as blood/plasma separators, chest drains, filters and diagnostics cassettes.
IMCD Group, headquartered in Rotterdam, The Netherlands is a leading global distribution partner and formulator of speciality chemicals and ingredients. A strong, innovative business partner and solutions provider for producers of consumer, industrial and durable goods in multiple business sectors: advanced materials, beauty and personal care, coatings and construction, food and nutrition, home, industrial and institutional care, industrial solutions, lubricants and energy, and pharmaceuticals.
In partnership with our suppliers, we offer a broad and deep product portfolio. In over 70 application laboratories we co-create formulations and sustainable solutions that allow our business partners to make products with a positive impact on the world of today, and tomorrow. Our teams focus on providing commercial and operational excellence, using the best digital and logistics tools available to create a world of opportunity for our partners.
In 2022, with over 4300 employees, IMCD realised a revenue of EUR 4,601 million.
IMCD N.V.’s shares are traded at Euronext, Amsterdam (symbol: IMCD) and included in the Dutch ESG AEX index, as one of 25 companies within the AEX and AMX indices demonstrating best ESG practices.
For further information, please visit www.imcdgroup.com
With 3,500 employees and 13 production sites worldwide, Röhm is one of the leading manufacturers in the methacrylate business. The medium-sized company with branches in Germany, China, the USA, Mexico, and South Africa has 90 years of experience in methacrylate chemistry and a strong technology platform. Our best-known brands include PLEXIGLAS®, ACRYLITE®, MERACRYL®, DEGALAN®, DEGAROUTE® and CYROLITE®.
Polymethyl methacrylate (PMMA) products from Röhm are sold on the European, Asian, African and Australian continent under the registered trademarks PLEXIGLAS® and PLEXIMID®, in the Americas under the registered trademarks ACRYLITE® and ACRYMID®.
More information is available at www.roehm.com
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