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Eastman Announces Polymer Portfolio Expansion for Medical Packaging

Tue, 02/09/2010 - 4:12am

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Eastman Chemical Company (MD&M West Booth 639) introduces expanded capabilities of its polymer portfolio for medical packaging. Eastman is working with premier design firm DD Studio to explore strategic, human-centric innovations for the medical market and other industries. Through the collaboration, DD Studio and Eastman are working together to investigate new medical-device applications for Eastman Tritan copolyester. At MD&M West, Eastman and DD Studio are unveiling a new medical device that showcases the breadth of design and processing possibilities of Tritan.

Medical grades of Eastman Tritan copolyester, which were launched into the medical market during MD&M West in February 2009, provide outstanding lipid and chemical resistance, higher heat stability, excellent long-term clarity, added durability, and toughness, and are made without bisphenol-A (BPA) or halogens. Tritan also provides design flexibility, ease of processing, and other valuable prototyping properties that make it ideal for product development.



“By pairing DD Studio’s forward-thinking, creative design process with Eastman’s material and technical insights, this collaboration offers innovative, quality solutions to practical design needs,” said Scott Hanson, global industry leader, medical market segment, Specialty Plastics Business, Eastman Chemical Company. “We look forward to continuing to work together to provide medical-device manufacturers with design and material insights.”

Eastman provides technical support and innovative medical-grade polymers for protective and functional rigid medical packaging and non-implantable medical-device applications. Eastman’s comprehensive medical portfolio includes medical grades of Eastman Tritan copolyester and Eastar copolyester, among other traditional copolyesters.

During MD&M West, Eastman is announcing the expansion of its medical polymer portfolio to include new material options and solutions for medical packaging. “Eastman is committed to the long-term needs of the medical industry. We continue to be a reliable supplier of medical-grade polymers,” Hanson said. “We look forward to expanding our capabilities and offering our customers additional material solutions for medical packaging.”

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