Medical Grades of Copolyester Provide Lipid, Chemical Resistance
Thu, 04/02/2009 - 5:33am
Medical grades of Tritan copolyester provide outstanding lipid and chemical resistance; higher heat stability; easy processing; excellent long-term clarity; added durability and toughness; and are made without bisphenol-A (BPA) or halogens. This combination allows the material to perform at a level comparable to other polymers in the medical industry. The medical grades of the copolyester are well-suited for a variety of medical-device applications that demand superior chemical resistance, clarity, hydrolytic stability, and retention of properties after gamma, electron beam (E-beam), and Ethylene Oxide (EtO) sterilization. Additionally, Tritan provides excellent protection against the negative effects of common materials that can lead to environmental stress cracking and deterioration in medical environments. Possible application options include IV system components, respiratory devices, and blood therapy devices.