Plastic is particularly suitable for medical applications, thanks to its exceptional barrier properties and its light weight, durability, transparency and compatibility with other materials. Repsol´s products, particularly polyethylene and polypropylene, are an essential part of pharmaceutical packaging. It comes into direct contact with people, since it serves as a container for the medication itself. This field is therefore very demanding in terms of rules and absolutely stringent about processes. Repsol always offers the highest quality and an ongoing commitment to regulatory compliance. People’s health and safety is our number one priority.
As for polyethylene and polypropylene they are essential elements in their manufacture of medical devices and equipment. Thanks to these materials, medical equipment today is compact, portable and safe. Storage bags for blood and serum, for example, are made of EVA copolymers due to their high strength and durability at low temperatures.
Did you know that the safety caps on medical containers are also made with polypropylene? They keep the contents sealed and protected. And that the containers themselves are made of polyethylene? These containers are lighter and much more flexible and safer than the ones we used years ago. And we increase sustainability, because these containers are completely recyclable.