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Styron Introduces Chemical Resistance Blends for Medical Housings
Date:8/9/2011

BERWYN, Pa., Aug. 9, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Styron, the global materials company and manufacturer of plastics, latex and rubber, announced an addition to its EMERGE™ Advanced Resins family in North America. The EMERGE™ PC/PET 9100CR Advanced Resin is a polycarbonate blend with superior chemical resistance properties, designed specifically for medical equipment housing applications.

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"With an increased emphasis on managing the risk of hospital acquired infections (HAIs), medical professionals have enhanced their standard operating procedures for infection control," said Martin Lindway, Styron's global marketing manager. "One of the controls in place is the selection of newer chemicals and cleaning procedures for durable medical equipment.

"The challenge is that the chemicals used in this process are harsh and can attack plastic surfaces leading to crazing, cracking, and even initiating product failure.  To combat this, Styron has developed a novel polycarbonate blend – the first in a series – with advanced chemical resistance properties to resist potential antagonists."

Feedback from trials of EMERGE™ PC/PET 9100CR Advanced Resin indicates that it provides a unique aesthetically-pleasing appearance and enhanced environmental stress-crack resistance, while maintaining the toughness needed for housings. EMERGE™ PC/PET 9100CR is available in Natural and custom color options to help produce opaque housings with aesthetically-pleasing appearances.

EMERGE™ PC/PET 9100CR augments a portfolio, including EMERG
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