Navigation Links
Styron Introduces Chemical Resistance Blends for Medical Housings

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.


"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

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:
(Date:6/26/2016)... , June 27, 2016 Jazz Pharmaceuticals plc ... period under the Hart-Scott-Rodino Antitrust Improvements Act of 1976, ... of Celator Pharmaceuticals, Inc. ("Celator"; Nasdaq: CPXX ... (Eastern Daylight Time). As previously announced on ... a definitive merger agreement under which Jazz Pharmaceuticals has ...
(Date:6/26/2016)... , June 26, 2016 ... care operating models within the health care industry is ... financial efficiency , Deloitte offers a suite of ... business issues impacting efficient cost optimization: labor resource analysis, ... These services facilitate better outcomes and better economics ...
(Date:6/24/2016)... June 24, 2016  Collagen Matrix, Inc., ("Collagen ... and manufacturing of collagen and mineral based medical ... that Bill Messer has joined the ... further leverage the growing portfolio of oral surgery, ... Bill joins the Collagen Matrix executive team ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:
(Date:6/26/2016)... ... June 26, 2016 , ... Brent Kasmer, a legally blind and certified personal trainer is ... a fitness app. The fitness app plans to fix the two major problems leading the ... one size fits all type program , They don’t eliminate all the reasons ...
(Date:6/25/2016)... (PRWEB) , ... June 25, 2016 , ... Austin residents ... the American College of Mohs Surgery and to Dr. Russell Peckham for medical and ... highly effective treatment for skin cancer. The selective fellowship in Mohs Micrographic Surgery completed ...
(Date:6/25/2016)... ... June 25, 2016 , ... First Choice Emergency ... named Dr. Sesan Ogunleye, as the Medical Director of its new Mesquite-Samuell Farm facility. ... Director of our new Mesquite location,” said Dr. James M. Muzzarelli, Executive Medical Director ...
(Date:6/25/2016)... ... June 25, 2016 , ... On Friday, June 10, Van Mitchell, Secretary of ... award to iHire in recognition of their exemplary accomplishments in worksite health promotion. , ... Workplace Health & Wellness Symposium at the BWI Marriott in Linthicum Heights. iHire was ...
(Date:6/24/2016)... ... June 24, 2016 , ... Those who have experienced ... feelings, many turn to unhealthy avenues, such as drug or alcohol abuse, as a ... has released tools for healthy coping following a traumatic event. , Trauma sufferers tend ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):