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Eastman Tritan™ copolyester medical toolkit
Medical science meets polymer science
 

Eastman Tritan™ copolyester can be used as an innovative, clear medical-grade polymer that delivers a unique balance of design, processing, and physical properties for medical devices. Each application in the Medical Toolkit demonstrates the ability Tritan™ has towards key attributes in the medical device and packaging market.

Chemical resistance
(Luers with tubing, spiral flow comparison and chemical resistance plaques)
Eastman Tritan™ copolyester offers excellent resistance to the potential effects of exposure to common substances found in the medical environment. Chemicals, such as blood and lipids, cleaners, and chemicals for solvent bonding can lead to environmental stress cracking and functional deterioration.

Toughness
(Double dosing cup, tensile bars, luers with tubing, I-beam and chemical resistance plaques) In today’s medical devices, “toughness” means much more than impact strength and shatter resistance. It means reduced risk for manufacturers and peace of mind for healthcare professionals and patients. Tritan™ delivers exceptional toughness and reliable durability. So your molded medical devices deliver greater customer satisfaction.

Sterilization stability
(Sterilized step chips)
Patient confidence and safety are closely tied to device components that are clear and glossy after the device has passed sterilization methods. Tritan™ provides glasslike transparency that conveys safety, quality, and peace of mind for caregivers and patients. The inherent properties of Tritan™ allow sterilization with minimal changes to the physical and optical properties of the molded part.

Secondary operations
(Double dosing cup, tensile bars, luers with tubing, I-beam and chemical resistance plaques)
Complex medical devices often require secondary operations to complete the assembly or fabrication process of molded or otherwise formed parts, including bonding, welding, and joining methods. Tritan™ offers a unique combination of toughness and chemical resistance that makes molded components well-suited to secondary operations to complete the assembly or fabrication process. Parts made with Tritan™ have been successfully assembled in devices using a variety of mechanical, chemical, and thermal bonding methods, including ultrasonic, radio frequency, and laser welding — and many other techniques.

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