Designed to deliver differentiated composition of properties, the new materials consists of Makrolon M6011 FR medical polycarbonate and Makroblend M5005 FR medical polycarbonate/polyester blend
Polymer company Covestro has expanded its product portfolio with the introduction of new durable materials for medical devices housings and hardware.
The new materials include Makrolon M6011 FR medical polycarbonate and Makroblend M5005 FR medical polycarbonate/polyester blend.
Both materials are designed to deliver differentiated composition of properties, as well as improve chemical resistance while using next-generation flame retardants.
The new materials are said to offer improved disinfectant resistance as hospital acquired infections (HAIs) increase and the Covid-19 pandemic continues, thereby helping to meet current challenging market needs for housings of medical devices.
Compared to earlier in-market products, the new polycarbonate materials consist of stringent UL rating UL 94 V-0 and next-generation flame retardancy, stated the company.
The new medical-grade products also provide improved impact strength, increased rigidity, in addition to UV resistance and enhanced flowability.
Covestro EMEA healthcare segment manager Irving Paz Chagoya said: “The value proposition for these new durable materials is two-fold.
“First, these products use next-generation phosphorous based flame retardants. Second, these new polycarbonate materials comprise a variety of attributes—improved chemical resistance, impact strength, heat resistance, and so on—in a single solution.”
Covestro is involved in the manufacturing of high-tech polymer materials and the development of sustainable solutions for products used in multiple areas.
The company mainly serves segments, including automotive, construction, wood processing and furniture, electrical and electronics and healthcare industries.
With 50 production sites and around 18,000 people, the company also serves sectors such as sports and leisure, cosmetics and the chemical industry.