Improving medical device cleanability and durability

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Join Eastman at MD&M West 2020

Eastman is excited to exhibit at Medical Design & Manufacturing (MD&M) West 2020! Join us February 11–13 in Anaheim, California, as we share exciting new innovations that are helping improve medical equipment and create positive health outcomes.
At MD&M West 2020, we'll be highlighting the latest advancements in medical technology and the collaborations that are key to success in the medical market. Don't miss out any of the fun:
  • Stop by booth 2301 to learn about four new products as part of the Eastman TritanMXF portfolio of medical polymers.
  • Attend our Lunch and Learn events to discover what industry experts are saying about the future of medical devices and packaging.
  • Register for one-on-one sessions with members of Eastman’s medical device and packaging teams.

An innovative solution to medical device housing failure

As healthcare facilities ramp up the use of aggressive disinfectants, traditional plastics are feeling the strain. It's all too common to see device housings become sticky; wear thin in high-touch areas; or crack, crumble, or shatter after only a few months of service. The issue? Devices that were designed just a few years ago are typically made with materials that lack the right combination of impact strength and chemical compatibility with today's stringent cleaning protocols.
Eastman Tritan copolyester is an excellent choice for medical housings due to its superior toughness and high chemical resistance. Using Tritan in your device can also help prevent costly repairs and replacements, keeping patients safe and customers happy.

Supporting a circular economy

Traditionally, the world operates in a linear economy-raw materials are used to make products, which are then used and disposed of as waste. A circular economy focuses on making the most of the world's resources by providing end-of-life solutions to reduce, reuse, and recycle products and materials that typically end up in landfills and waterways.
For manufacturers, there's a lot to consider when making the shift to circular processes or materials. Eastman has developed a unique platform of solutions focused on minimizing waste and maximizing value to support the evolution of the circular economy. Our portfolio of circular solutions includes:
Advanced circular recycling (ACR)

Check out the Tritan Mold It app!

Did you know you can find the same great information from on the Tritan Mold It mobile app? Download the app for your iOS device to have the latest expertise on Eastman Tritan copolyester right at your fingertips.
With this handy app, users can:
  • 乾燥時間の計算
  • 溶融滞留時間の計算
  • ショット容量使用率の計算
  • データシートのダウンロード
  • ビデオの閲覧
  • Get advice from the Tritan experts
The app is an excellent resource for injection molders and designers to get the best results from Eastman Tritan copolyester. Its wealth of practical information can be useful for designing, molding, processing, and fabricating other engineering polymers—for consumer and medical products. The app’s “Quick Links” function also makes it easy to dive deeper into Tritan applications, successes, and the latest tips for molding Tritan. 

Which medical grade polymer is right for you?

We know that material choice is a crucial component of any medical device or device housing. When you're deciding what medical grade polymer you need for your next project, consider these criteria:
  • Does it make the grade?
  • Will it match the application?
Selecting the right medical grade polymers helps ensure your device complies with quality and biocompatibility standards-and that you have reliable support for regulatory approvals. Different polymers offer different combinations of strengths that help ensure performance in specific medical applications.



イーストマンTritan™コポリエステル - 医療機器に適した優れた特性

イーストマンTritan™コポリエステルは、医療機器や筐体の耐久性と洗浄性について高い水準を誇っています。TritanはBPA フリーで、透明性、強靭性、耐熱性、耐薬品性などいずれも優れた特性を備えています。また、従来の熱可塑性樹脂とは異なる独自の化学的構造により、加工がしやすいという特長があります。このように、射出成形と性能に関する特性を兼ね備えたTritanは、一般的に使用されている他のポリマーよりも大きな優位性を持っています。Tritanには透明な製剤と不透明な製剤があり、革新的な機器の設計をより良いものにする多くのメリットを提供します。
  • より優れた強靭性、耐熱性、加工しやすさ、設計の自由度

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  • なぜ故障したのかを理解する:機器の故障のほとんどは、材料の特性や加工、そして環境の相互的な作用を正しく理解していないことによって発生します。多くの故障は、不適切な材料の使用、耐薬品性の低さ、高応力設計、製造工程の不整合といった要因が組み合わさって起こります。
  • サプライヤーと協力する:樹脂の選定、テスト、成形品や金型のデザインの見直し、二次加工といった工程をサプライヤーとともに行うことで、品質管理技術者はサプライヤーが持つ知識やリソースを活用することができます。