Product Releases

Non-migratory Antistatic Polymers

Mon, 11/18/2013 - 2:44pm
MDT Staff


Foster Corporation introduced static dissipative polymer blends specifically designed for medical devices and equipment. These blends use a non-migratory, polyether block amide (PEBA) polymer additive that retains continuous antistatic properties and cannot be wiped off with medical cleaning agents. 

Dissipation of static electricity is critical to avoid damage to electronic circuitry and reduce particle build-up on medical devices and surrounding surfaces. New devices, such as vascular imaging catheters, utilize highly sensitive electronics for enhanced diagnosis and treatment. Dissipation of static electricity that can build up on surrounding surfaces is critical to avoid damage to sensitive electronic circuitry in these devices. In drug delivery devices, such as dry powder inhalers, static charge can cause accumulation of drug particles on the device surface and lead to variability in dose delivery.

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