Clarity and toughness
Polycarbonates for Renal Therapy Devices
In today’s demanding healthcare environment, physicians depend on device manufacturers to provide state-of-the-art medical equipment for renal therapy. Covestro medical grade polycarbonate, Makrolon® polycarbonate, serves these requirements by offering durability, rigidity and transparency.
In cases of chronic kidney failure, the blood is filtered through a dialyzer or hemofilter. The transparent housing of these “artificial kidneys” is often made of Makrolon® polycarbonate. With good processability and toughness our polycarbonate resins promote excellent dimensional stability for lightweight medical devices while also withstanding various types of sterilization. In addition, transparency of Makrolon® provides ease in continuous visual monitoring.