Styron has introduced Emerge PC/PET 9100CR Advanced Resin for medical equipment housing applications in North America.
The Emerge PC/PET 9100CR Advanced Resin is a polycarbonate blend with chemical resistance properties.
The feedback data from trials demonstrated that Emerge PC/PET 9100CR Advanced Resin offers aesthetically-pleasing appearance and environmental stress-crack resistance, while maintaining the toughness needed for housings.
Styron global marketing manager Martin Lindway said with an increased emphasis on managing the risk of hospital acquired infections (HAIs), medical professionals have enhanced their standard operating procedures for infection control.
"The challenge is that the chemicals used in this process are harsh and can attack plastic surfaces leading to crazing, cracking, and even initiating product failure. To combat this, Styron has developed a novel polycarbonate blend – the first in a series – with advanced chemical resistance properties to resist potential antagonists," Lindway said.