Nithin Raikar, SABIC senior business manager, will give a presentation, entitled “Keeping Medical Equipment Clean and Durable: High Performance Copolymers to Address Infection Control Challenges” on Nov. 5 at 3:00 p.m. EST, as part of the Tech Theater track. At its virtual booth, SABIC will provide additional information on material solutions that address healthcare trends such as robotics, connected devices, infection control and sustainability.
ESC RESISTANCE FOR LONGER DEVICE LIFE
The application of increasingly aggressive disinfectants, such as alcohols, peroxides and quaternary ammonium compounds, to combat hospital-acquired infections (HAIs) can lead to ESC and failure in plastic parts. SABIC’s proprietary copolymer technology can resist stress cracking and mitigate crack propagation to help extend the useful life of medical equipment used in hospitals and clinics, as well as homes for remote healthcare devices. Further, LNP ELCRES CRX copolymers can serve as potential drop-in solutions for existing production tooling.
The new semi-crystalline LNP ELCRES CRX copolymer features UL V0 performance at 1.5 mm, good ductility and the portfolio’s highest level of chemical resistance against leading hospital disinfectants. All current LNP ELCRES CRX grades are opaque and custom colorable, and they meet the requirements of limited compatibility according to ISO 10993 (parts 5 and 10). The full portfolio is now included under SABIC’s Healthcare Product Policy, which specifies formulation lock for covered materials and a management of change process.