Prescription for improved IV pole
Safepole Uses Covestro Materials to Enhance Health Care Environment
While health care and medical technology have made great strides over the years, there is one aspect of patient care that has not changed as rapidly: the IV pole. Now that has changed thanks in part to polycarbonate blend resin from Covestro.
Bayblend® PC/ABS blend resin from Covestro provides strength for many of Safepole’s accessories.
OEM: Safepole LLC
Accessory parts for innovative IV pole
Product: Bayblend® FR3010
(PC+ABS blend) resin
Because of its design, the traditional IV pole can cause tripping and other safety hazards for patients and health care workers. Designed by a nurse and patient, Safepole is an innovative IV pole that incorporates numerous safety and ergonomic features that help to reduce accidents and errors, make cleaning easier, and improve the quality of life for both patients and hospital staff. The pole has earned several accolades, including being named the Gold Winner of the 2012 Medical Design Excellence Award and was a finalist in the 2012 Spark Design Awards.
Several of the pole’s distinctive elements are injection molded from Bayblend ® FR3010 (PC+ABS blend) resin provided by Covestro. This grade of Bayblend® provides strength for many of Safepole’s accessories, including an oxygen tank holder, a large utility basket with an easy-to-grip handlebar, a router to organize IV tubes, and a dome that covers the rubber wheels to help eliminate tripping by preventing tubes from entangling in the wheels.
The main properties of Bayblend® FR3010 (PC+ABS blend) polycarbonate are:
- Impact resistant
- Chemical resistant
- Flame retardant
- Easily processed
- Color matching available