Many Medical hardware housing complaints. One new technology solution.
The increased use of aggressive cleaners, medical disinfectants, and disinfectant wipes is taking its toll on traditional plastics. Many handheld and bedside devices are becoming sticky, wearing thin in high-touch areas, or even cracking, crumbling, or shattering after only a few months of service.
The problem is that device housings that were designed just a few years ago are often made with materials that lack the right combination of impact strength and chemical resistance for today’s demanding medical environments.
In one of our most popular webinars, from November 15, 2016, we discussed the chemistry and stress behind these premature failures as well as how Eastman Tritan™ copolyester for medical housings is helping to prevent costly repairs and replacements. By replacing traditional housing materials with Tritan, you can improve patient safety and customer satisfaction.
So in case you missed it—our medical device housing webinar is available on-demand.
- Understand what is actually causing part failures and how to address it
- Learn how to improve your medical device reliability, reduce repair costs, and extend product life
- See test results comparing Tritan with traditional housing materials based on their ability to retain impact strength after exposure to common medical disinfectants and stress
|TMI Tip: When designing opaque housings for today's medical environment, always consider both chemical resistance and impact strength. The combination of these two properties is critical for success.|