dcsimg Case study automated external defibrillator (AED)

Materials at the heart of medical devices

Polycarbonate used in next-generation medical device

Polycarbonate resins and blends from Covestro provide medical device manufacturers with the materials they need to bring life-saving products to market.

OEM: Cardiac Science Corporation
Industry:
MedicalApplication: automated external defibrillator (AED)
Product: Bayblend® FR3010 (PC+ABS blend) resin

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Cardiac Science Corporation wanted to update the technology and design of its next-generation Powerheart® G5 automated external defibrillator (AED). The company sought a material that offered strength, impact resistance and an Underwriters Laboratories (UL) flame rating.

The company chose Bayblend® FR3010 resin from Covestro for its excellent impact performance, overall strength and UL flame rating of 94 V-0. It also offers high heat resistance.

“We identified Covestro as a value-chain partner that could provide an AED outer shell that passed every drop and durability test while meeting our quality protocols and product development timelines,” said Mike Fry, General Manager of Resuscitation, Cardiac Science.

The corporate color palette for Cardiac Science, a global leader in external defibrillation, diagnostic devices and monitoring systems, was color-matched using pre-colored plastics created via LEDA® compounded color technology from Covestro. The company’s unique and distinct orange and gray corporate color hues were matched at Covestro’s Color Competence and Design center.

The main properties of Bayblend® FR3010 resin are:

  • Impact resistance
  • High strength
  • UL flame rating
  • Ease of processing
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