Plastics that care for our health
We have launched
a new range of plastics
Being present in this market is possible thanks to the extensive experience accumulated in the production of extra-clean plastics
Cristina Martínez Acedo,
How many times have we entered a pharmacy or a hospital without being aware of the large amount of vital products for our health that would leave an empty space on shelves if such an important and yet unknown industry such as petrochemicals didn't exist?
Syringes, saline solution drip bags, masks, surgical gowns, and the blister packs from which we get the pills that we have in our first-aid kit at home. All this sanitary material and pharmaceutical containers are manufactured from the raw materials that Repsol produces at its Tarragona and Puertollano industrial facilities.
At Repsol Chemicals we are committed to specialization as part of the future of the petrochemicals industry. This is why we've created Repsol Healthcare®, a new range of plastics specifically designed for medical and pharmaceutical applications.
In order to produce this polyolefin range we have made improvements in our Tarragona and Puertollano facilities. It was essential to guarantee the 100% clean processes required by a sector such as healthcare, in which Repsol is one of the main European producers with more than 40 years' experience, and align the protocols and procedures to fulfill the most stringent traceability standards.
Cristina Martínez Acedo, Product Manager at Repsol, has led a highly talented team which has made this project a reality, and assures that being present in this "growing and high-value" market is possible thanks to the extensive experience accumulated in the production of extra-clean plastics for cables, among others.
Repsol Healthcare® includes 27 grades of polypropylene, polyethylene, and EVA copolymers, and different types of polyolefins, all with very different applications in the healthcare sector. Polypropylene is used to manufacture the bodies of syringes and inhalers; polyethylene for films and bottles for medicines; and EVA copolymers for saline solution or blood drip bags and catheters thanks to its resistance and durability at low temperatures.
The applications of chemicals in the healthcare sector are practically endless and all of vital importance to people's health and for which the work of sector professionals is always as comfortable, effective, and safe as possible.
In addition to the Healthcare® line, Repsol produces polypropylene fiber for the healthcare sector, which serves, for example, for healthcare textiles: surgical gowns, caps, sheets, and protectors... using the "nonwoven fabric" technique, in which fibers are joined using mechanical or chemical procedures, it is possible to produce non-linting fabrics, thereby improving hygiene compared to alternatives such as cotton. Additionally, it is an ecological and recyclable material.
At Repsol we are committed to this sector, aware of the priceless value we contribute to society and of its importance to our hospitals, our pharmacies, and why not, to our homes on a daily basis.