Eastman Expands In Medical Polymers | March 28, 2011 Issue - Vol. 89 Issue 13 | Chemical & Engineering News
Volume 89 Issue 13 | p. 22 | Concentrates
Issue Date: March 28, 2011

Eastman Expands In Medical Polymers

Department: Business
Keywords: medical devices, polymers
Minntech uses Eastman copolyester in renal medical device housings.
Credit: Eastman Chemical
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Minntech uses Eastman copolyester in renal medical device housings.
Credit: Eastman Chemical

Eastman Chemical has launched a line of medical-grade Tritan copolyester polymers for renal applications. The polymer, an alternative to polycarbonate and polyolefins for medical device housings, retains clarity after sterilization, allowing technicians to easily detect air bubbles, blood leakage, or clotting, Eastman says. The polymers are also increasingly being used in medical devices for gynecological and laparoscopic surgeries, the firm adds.

 
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