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Eastman demonstrates commitment to reducing patient risk at MD&M West
(January 29, 2019) Global specialty plastics provider Eastman is showcasing its leadership role in mitigating patient and clinician risk with superior materials for medical packaging and devices at the Medical Design & Manufacturing (MD&M) West trade show in Anaheim, California, Feb. 5 to 7.

Mindray North America selects Eastman medical polymers to enhance patient monitors
(September 20, 2018) In an effort to improve patient safety and device durability, Mindray, a leading global developer of medical technology, has chosen to incorporate Eastman’s medical polymers into its current generation of patient monitors.

Eastman touts 10th anniversary of Eastman Tritan™ copolyester at NPE
(April 26, 2018) Global specialty plastics provider Eastman announces three groundbreaking product developments marking the milestone 10th anniversary of Eastman Tritan™ copolyester, a clear, tough, chemical-resistant polymer found in products made by companies such as Newell, Nalgene, CamelBak and NuGlass.

Impact-resistant plastic stands up to rigorous HAI cleaning protocols
(June 14, 2017) Infection control specialists, quality control experts, doctors, nurses and clinicians can learn firsthand about the test results that show how medical device housings made with Eastman Tritan™ copolyester are better able withstand today’s increasingly demanding infection control cleaning protocols used to combat hospital-acquired infections (HAIs).

New Testing Helps Medical Device Manufacturers Select Optimal Plastics for Challenging Health Care Environments
(June 9, 2017) To help manufacturers select plastic that withstands the full spectrum of disinfectants used to prevent hospital-acquired infections (HAI), Eastman has introduced a simple four-step test to measure the performance of different plastics.

Evolved Medical Offerings from Eastman Featured at MD&M West
(February 7, 2017) Eastman Chemical Company is featuring its medical materials portfolio and a new testing protocol at the Medical Design & Manufacturing (MD&M) West trade show in Anaheim, California, Feb. 7 to 9.

Medical Device Quality, Patient Safety Enhanced With Eastman Tritan™ Copolyester
(February 10, 2015) Eastman Chemical Company is finding new ways to help medical device companies boost product quality and patient safety with Eastman Tritan™ copolyester.

Eastman Launches Tritan™ Technical Information Center
(February 12, 2014) To better provide its customers with easy access to technical information and experts, Eastman Chemical Company is enhancing its Tritan™ copolyester offering with the Tritan™ Technical Information Center.

Eastman Introduces Opaque Polymer for Electronic Device Housings
(February 12, 2014) Responding to a market need for a suitable material to use in hand-held and other electronic medical device housings that is tough and resistant to aggressive cleansers and disinfectants, Eastman Chemical Company is expanding its Eastman Tritan™ copolyester portfolio for the medical market with the introduction of Tritan™ copolyester MXF121.

Didactic Introduces BPA-free Medical Infusion Devices Made With Eastman Tritan™ Copolyester
(November 20, 2013) Looking for a material free of bisphenol A (BPA) in expectation of future regulatory changes, French company Didactic turned to material supplier Eastman Chemical Company and injection molder A. Hopf GmbH to expand its range of medical infusion devices, including stopcocks.

New Laparoscopic Lens Cleaning System Uses Eastman Ecdel™ Elastomers and Eastar™ copolyester
(Feb. 12, 2013) Eastman Chemical Company today announced at the Medical Design & Manufacturing West (MD&M West) trade show in Anaheim, Calif., that Melicor Medical has developed and commercialized LLICS™, Laparoscopic Lens Internal Cleaning System, which features a handle made of Eastman polymers.

FDA Provides Clearance for New Patient Monitoring System Made with Eastman Tritan™ Copolyester
(August 23, 2012) The ViSi Mobile® System, a continuous vital signs monitoring device produced by Sotera Wireless, Inc. that uses Eastman Chemical Company’s Tritan™ copolyester has received 510(k) clearance from the United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA).

Minntech® Introduces Hemoconcentrators and Hemofilters Featuring Housings Made with Eastman Tritan™ Copolyester
(June 22, 2011) One of the first acute renal care market manufacturers to utilize Eastman Tritan™ copolyester, the American-based Therapeutic Technologies Group of Minntech Corporation, a Cantel Medical company, announces it is developing the first renal system applications made with Tritan — Hemocor HPH® Hemoconcentrators and Renaflo® II Hemofilters.


          

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10 Years of Tritan: Becoming Something More - AmericaPlast NEWS - 05-28-18

Eastman unveils disinfectant-resistant resin to Chinese market - Plastics News - 05-24-18

Eastman touts 10th anniversary of Eastman Tritan copolyester at NPE - Press Release - 04-26-18

Medical Device Innovation for a better hospital environment - Surgical Products - 04-23-18

Smarter purchasing for safer hospitals - Healthcare Facilities Today - 04-27-18

Chinaplas: Copolyester outperforms incumbent housing materials in aggressive hospital disinfecting environments - Plastics Today - 04-22-18

Eastman emphasizes value of disinfectant-ready polymers - Plastics News - 02-23-18

Materials: Copolyester designed for electronics housings in medical devices - Plastics News - 03-07-18

Could this Eastman polymer improve medical device housing durability? - Medical Design & Outsourcing - 02-12-18

Eastman Chemical displays latest polymer at MD&M West 2018 - NASDAQ - 02-06-18

Eastman showcases disinfectant-ready polymer at MD&M West - Medical Design Technology - 02-06-18

MD&M West: 10 technologies you should know - Medical Design & Outsourcing - 02-13-18

Eastman, Momentive partnership includes medical, industrial applications - Plastics News - 08-16-17

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