TOPAS Advanced Polymers

Barex Replacement: TOPAS® COC in the news

As the search for alternatives to Barex® barrier resins becomes increasingly important to the healthcare and packaging industries, several news outlets have featured TOPAS® COC as a leading option.

Recent articles underscoring the value of TOPAS polymers in these applications include:

Plastics News, 16 Feb 2016: Medical packaging moving on from Barex

Plastics Technology, April 2016: Cyclic Olefin Copolymer: Alternative Resin For Medical Packaging


Barex® is a registered trademark of INEOS Capital Limited.

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About TOPAS Advanced Polymers

TOPAS Advanced Polymers is the world’s leading maker of COC (cyclic olefin copolymer), a glass-clear and extremely pure plastic for healthcare, optics, packaging, and electronics applications. From insulin delivery, to food contact films, to tablet and smartphone components, TOPAS COC is the high performance material of choice. The broad global regulatory compliance of TOPAS COC can make your next development a simpler task. 

TOPAS Advanced Polymers also supplies the chemical raw material norbornene. A joint venture of Polyplastics Co., Ltd., and Daicel Corporation, the company is headquartered in Frankfurt, Germany, with a U.S. subsidiary in Florence, Ky. It operates the world's largest COC plant in Oberhausen, Germany. For more information, click on the links at the top of this page.

TOPAS® is a registered trademark of TOPAS Advanced Polymers for its family of cyclic olefin copolymer resins.