Polycarbonates in Medical & Health-Care Applications
Medical Grade Plastics
Medical technology continues to advance by leaps and bounds. But bringing life-saving products to market requires more than medical breakthroughs: it also requires materials that can meet the rigorous challenges these applications demand. Polycarbonate resins and blends developed by Covestro help bring medical and health-care applications to life.
Product Overview of Medical Grades
Makrolon® polycarbonate – Covestro’s premier polycarbonate resin - offers a unique combination of strength, hardness and rigidity. Some Makrolon® resin grades can be sterilized using high-energy radiation. Other benefits include good hydrolysis resistance, easy release, and biocompatibility according to many ISO 10993-1 requirements. Applications include dialyzers, injection system, IV access component, oxygenators and a variety of other vital applications.
Apec® high heat polycarbonate resin – this transparent and strong co-polycarbonate is suitable for medical applications requiring autoclave sterilization and features additional benefits like easy release, high softening temperature, good hydrolysis resistance and biocompatibility according to many ISO 10993-1 test requirements. Applications include baby incubators, dental or surgical instruments, sterilization boxes and endoscope disinfectant systems.
Bayblend® PC+ABS blend – offers an excellent combination of mechanical and thermal properties, exhibiting high toughness, rigidity, dimensional stability, easy processing and good heat resistance. Applications include drug delivery devices as well as a variety of medical equipment housings.
Makroblend® PC+Polyester blend – combines the outstanding characteristics of both polymers to create ultra-tough materials that meet demanding physical and environmental requirements and exhibiting excellent resistance to harsh chemicals. Applications include a variety of housings that may require flame retardancy and resistance to chemical disinfectants.