TOPAS Advanced Polymers produces innovative materials used in a wide range of applications in many major markets including the automotive, appliance, medical, and information technology, communications and consumer and industrial sectors. In addition to the materials it offers TOPAS Advanced Polymers provides application development and technical support services that make it a strong business resource for its customers throughout the Americas, Europe and the Asia-Pacific region.
The company's most important product is its family of TOPAS COC resins. These amorphous polymers allow for innovative applications development not feasible with other materials. TOPAS COC offers high transparency, outstanding moisture barrier, high rigidity and strength, excellent biocompatibility and good electrical insulation properties. This unique combination of properties have led to TOPAS COC applications in such fields as medical devices, food and pharmaceutical packaging, optics and toner.
Another important product TOPAS Advanced Polymers is norbornene, a bicyclic olefin and is building block in the production of TOPAS COC. It has many other uses such as in pharmaceutical intermediates, pesticide compounds, specialty fragrances and high-damping rubber. The company, the largest capacity supplier of this useful chemical intermediate has an annual capacity of about 21,000 tonnes/year of high purity norbornene.