Navigation Links
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.

(Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20110809/CL49820LOGO)

"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 EMERGE™ PC/ABS 7600 Advanced Resins. Introduced earlier this year, this biocompatible product is a non-chlorinated, non-brominated, ignition-resistant blend combining the physical properties of polycarbonate with the processability, toughness and flow of ABS.

Besides offering products for housings under EMERGE™ Advanced Resins, Styron provides resins for single- and multiple-use medical devices under CALIBRE™ Polycarbonate Resins. Styron's flagship product, CALIBRE™ MEGARAD™ Polycarbonate Resins, uses color compensation technology to ensure color stability following gamma- and electron-beam radiation.  

Because of Styron's focus on polycarbonate and high-end compounds and blends, the company can work intimately with its medical customers and channel partners – something critical in this highly-regulated industry, where understanding regulatory and compliancy issues is critically important.

About Styron

Styron is a leading global materials company, dedicated to innovate and deliver for its customers.  Styron's unique product portfolio brings together plastics, rubber and latex businesses that share feedstocks, operations, customers and end users.  Styron has approximately $5 billion in revenue (2010), with 20 manufacturing sites around the world. Styron's 2100 employees are committed to listen to customers' needs and provide innovative and sustainable solutions in industries such as home appliances, automotive, building & construction, carpet, commercial transportation, consumer electronics, consumer goods, electrical & lighting, medical, packaging, paper & paperboard, rubber goods and tires.  

The company has announced plans to change its company name to Trinseo, effective in late 2011. More information can be found at www.styron.com.


'/>"/>
SOURCE Styron
Copyright©2010 PR Newswire.
All rights reserved

Related medicine technology :

1. Elsevier / MC Strategies Introduces Additional Resources to its ICD-10 Roadmap, Helping Healthcare Organizations Prepare for October 2013
2. Masimo Introduces Pronto-7™ Internationally and Lifts Voluntary Recall
3. HCI Introduces 13" Low Voltage Swing Arm Television for Healthcare
4. Intelligent Medical Devices, Inc. (IMDx) Introduces a CE-Marked Automated Assay for the Detection of C. difficile Including Hypervirulent Strains
5. MedSolutions Introduces Spine Surgery Management Program
6. Burlington Medical Supplies Introduces Single Swing-Arm Drape
7. Seal Shield Introduces Worlds First Waterproof, Wireless Mouse That is Rechargeable, With No Batteries to Change Ever
8. Millstone Medical Outsourcing Introduces Advanced Version of Online Inventory Management System
9. Ethicon Endo-Surgery Introduces Innovative New Generator to Help Simplify Use of Advanced Energy Technology in the OR
10. BSI Introduces Entropy® Software for Healthcare Product Manufacturers
11. Spectros Corporation Introduces Continuum®, a Broadband Infrared Sensor for Brain and Gut Oximetry
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:10/10/2017)... , Oct. 10, 2017   West Pharmaceutical ... innovative solutions for injectable drug administration, today shared the ... ID Adapter for improving the intradermal administration of polio ... Skin Vaccination Summit in May 2017 by Dr. ... Polio Department, World Health Organization (WHO), and recently published ...
(Date:10/4/2017)... 4, 2017 OBP Medical , ... medical devices, today announced regulatory approval from ... (or Agência Nacional de Vigilância Sanitária (ANVISA)) to ... surgical retractor with integrated LED light source and ... and exposure of a tissue pocket or cavity ...
(Date:10/2/2017)... Denmark , Oct. 2, 2017 The Rebound ... in the struggle to reverse the tide of prescription drug ... for regulating their medicine intake and stepping down their dosage ... set to launch in December 2017; the first 100,000 people ... Learn more at http://www.rebound-solution.com/ ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:
(Date:10/12/2017)... ... 2017 , ... The company has developed a suite of ... authorities worldwide. From Children’s to Adults 50+, every formula has been developed by ... , These products are also: Gluten Free, Non-GMO, Vegan, Soy Free, Non-Dairy*, Preservative ...
(Date:10/12/2017)... (PRWEB) , ... October 12, 2017 , ... ... AccentCare, a leader in post-acute health care, have expanded their existing home health ... Home Health. , AccentCare has been operating a joint venture home health company ...
(Date:10/12/2017)... ... , ... HMP , a leader in healthcare events and education, today announced ... Award for ‘Best B-to-B Healthcare Website.’ Winners were announced during the Eddie & Ozzie ... competition recognizes editorial and design excellence across a range of sectors. This year’s program ...
(Date:10/12/2017)... ... October 12, 2017 , ... Women-owned and ... 2017 Best and Brightest in Wellness® by Best and Brightest. OnSite Wellness will ... Friday, Oct. 20 from 7:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Henry Autograph ...
(Date:10/12/2017)... ... 12, 2017 , ... Vohra Chief Medical Officer Dr. Shark ... skilled nursing facility medical directors and other clinicians at various events in October. ... "At many of these conferences we get to educate other physicians, facility nurses, ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):