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Eastman medical polymers provide quality and durability to healthcare providers while ensuring safety for their patients. Our medical materials that go into items such as medical device housings, renal devices, and medical sensors are made of new generation polymers that offer a balance of process performance advantages over other engineering thermoplastics and polyolefins.

Eastman Tritan™ copolyesters

The growing family of medical grade Tritan copolyesters raises the bar in many medical devices and housings. Eastman continues to work with manufacturers, designers, and suppliers of related solutions (see right-hand column)—helping a wide range of industry needs that have previously been unmet.

Clear formulations of Tritan:

  • Offer greater toughness, heat resistance, processability, and design freedom compared with other copolyesters
  • Retain clarity, color stability, and functional integrity after sterilization
  • Provide outstanding chemical resistance to lipids, IPA, disinfecting agents, and bonding solvents and adhesives

Opaque formulations of Tritan:

  • Provide excellent functionality and reliability to device housings
  • Ensure compatibility with the new reality of aggressive disinfection and the daily impact stresses that come with greater portability
  • Retain color and functionality following sterilization with gamma and e-beam irradiation
  • Offer reliable color matching—drawing on the expertise of the Eastman Color Technology Center (qualifying orders)
  • Provide flame-retardant properties (Tritan MXF121 copolyester)
    • Fire retardant—UL 94 V-2 rating @ 1.5 mm
    • Excellent resistance to chemicals and lipids
    • Meets hospital Environmentally Preferable Purchasing (EPP) guidelines—made without halogens or ortho-phthalate plasticizers
    • Clear and opaque formulations—color matching available
    • Excellent durability—high impact strength and toughness
    • Fast cycle times

Eastman MXF221 copolyester

Developed in response to customer demand and a growing need, Eastman MXF221 copolyester is uniquely suited for medical devices and electronic device housings. The standard in polymer durability and safety in medical devices, housewares, and durable goods, this innovative material offers game-changing durability for an industry that can’t afford to compromise.

MXF221 formulations deliver:

  • Fire retardancy—UL 94 V-2 rating @ 1.5 mm
  • Excellent resistance to chemicals and lipids
  • Meets hospital Environmentally Preferable Purchasing (EPP) guidelines—made without halogens or ortho-phthalate plasticizers
  • Clear and opaque formulations—color matching available
  • Excellent durability—high impact strength and toughness
  • Fast cycle times
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