Meets ISO 10993 and/or USP Class VI biocompatibility requirement; Food Contact Status compliant.
Eastar™ 6763 copolyester is a clear, amorphous material that can be molded and extruded with ease. Its excellent performance properties include clarity, toughness, good melt strength, no dusting, no stress whitening, good heat sealability, easy cutting and thermoforming. Eastar 6763 may be colored using color concentrates, dry colors, or liquid colorants. Eastar 6763 can be safely sterilized with proper ethylene oxide, radiation, or electron beam methods without property loss or color shift. It is well suited for a variety of applications including, medical packaging, cosmetics and personal care packaging, food and beverage packaging, and display & signs.
In medical applications Eastar 6763 provides:
- Superior, long-term clarity provides easy identification of instruments
- Excellent puncture resistance and impact toughness ensure package integrity
- Excellent ability to be subjected to several methods of sterilization, providing flexibility and security to the device manufacturer
- Excellent optical and physical property stability post sterilization
- Good melt strength offers wide processing latitude and ease in thermoforming
The production and trimming of rigid medical trays made from sheet of Eastar 6763 results in little or no dust or particulates. After the thermoformed trays are made, they are put in polybags. The polybags of trays are then placed in protective boxes for storage or shipment. As long as the polybags in the protective boxes are intact and no outside contamination is evident, the thermoformer or medical device manufacturer should not need to clean the tray prior to packaging a device and sealing the package. If contamination is found on the medical trays and cleaning is required, use a lint-free towel. Blowing the tray out with filtered, deionized, non-lubricated air is also acceptable, assuming this does not stir up dust from the surrounding area. Using alcohol, which could cause crazing, or water, which would not evaporate, is not recommended.
This product has been CRADLE TO CRADLE CERTIFIEDTM Bronze, with Material Health Certificate, Platinum.
The CRADLE TO CRADLE CERTIFIED mark is a registered certification mark used under license through the Cradle to Cradle Products Innovation Institute, a nonprofit organization that administers the publicly available Cradle to Cradle CertifiedTM Product Standard which provides designers and manufacturers with criteria and requirements for continually improving product materials and manufacturing processes. The Cradle to Cradle CertifiedTM Product Standard guides designers and manufacturers through a continual improvement process that looks at a product through five quality categories—material health, material reutilization, renewable energy and carbon management, water stewardship, and social fairness. A product receives an achievement level in each category—Basic, Bronze, Silver, Gold, or Platinum—with the lowest achievement level representing the product’s overall mark.
The Material Health Certificate provides manufacturers with a trusted way to communicate their efforts to identify and replace chemicals of concern in their products. For more information about Cradle to Cradle certification and to obtain printable certificates for Eastman copolyesters, visit www.c2ccertified.org. Search for Eastman Chemical Company in Cradle to Cradle Certified Products Registry.