Making the switch to Tritan™ MXF copolyester



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Custom molder Plastic Injection Molding, Inc. (PIM) learned just how easy it was to transition from PC/ABS to Eastman Tritan™ MXF copolyester. PIM made the switch for a project that was initiated by an OEM that furnishes patient-care equipment to hospitals. By converting to Tritan MXF using its existing molds, PIM experienced few processing trade-offs and was able meet the customer’s need for greater chemical resistance to a wider range of disinfectants.

The expanded portfolio of Tritan MXF copolyesters for electronic medical device housings and hardware are specifically designed to withstand the rigors of patient-care hospital equipment. These disinfectant-ready polymers offer a unique blend of processing and performance properties, including clarity, toughness, and heat and chemical resistance. They can also often be substituted into existing molds with minimal adjustments to processing parameters.

Read more about PIM’s experience using Tritan MXF in this Plastics Technology article.