ANAHEIM, Calif. – PolyOne Corporation (NYSE: POL), a premier global provider of specialized polymer materials, services and solutions, announced that medical device manufacturer Mecall S.r.l. has replaced lead in radiology equipment with Trilliant™ Radiation Shielding solutions from PolyOne. These formulations help Mecall reach its eco-conscious goals by reducing the use of lead, and lower the company’s production costs via elimination of added machining and assembly steps.
“PolyOne Trilliant injection moldable solutions block radiation as effectively as lead, providing medical device manufacturers with an easy-to-manufacture and more sustainable alternative,” said Holger Kronimus, vice president, Europe and general manager, Engineered Materials Europe, PolyOne Corporation.
Collimators are used in radiology treatment to limit X-ray beams to the dimensions and angular spread required. At working energy levels, the shielding provided by this Trilliant formulation is higher than lead, according to Mecall, resulting in the collimator operator and patient being better protected from unnecessary exposure to radiation.
PolyOne is exhibiting a full range of polymer, colorant and additive healthcare solutions this week at Medical Design & Manufacturing West in booth 3213.
About Mecall S.r.l.
Mecall, part of the GMM Group, is a leading manufacturer of X-ray equipment for the healthcare industry including radiographic systems, digital angiography equipment, remote-controlled tilting systems and more. Based in Milan, Italy, its customer base is global. For more information, visit www.gmmspa.com.
PolyOne Corporation, with 2013 revenues of $3.8 billion, is a premier provider of specialized polymer materials, services and solutions. The company is dedicated to serving customers in diverse industries around the globe, by creating value through collaboration, innovation and an unwavering commitment to excellence. Guided by its Core Values, Sustainability Promise and No Surprises PledgeSM, PolyOne is committed to its customers, employees, communities and shareholders through ethical, sustainable and fiscally responsible principles. For more information, visit www.polyone.com.