Eastman Tritan™共聚聚酯 - 对医疗器械的优越属性

Eastman Tritan™共聚聚酯提高了医疗器械和外壳的耐用性和可清洁性标准。不含BPA的Tritan属性包括卓越的透明度、韧性、改进的耐热性和耐化学性等。由于其相对于传统热塑性塑料具有独特的化学成分,因此也易于加工。与其他常用聚合物相比,这种加工和性能特性的组合提供了更大的优势。Tritan有透明和不透明两种配方可供选择,为增强创新设备设计提供了许多益处:
 
Tritan的透明配方
  • 更高的韧性、耐热性、加工性能和设计自由度
  • Clarity, color stability, and functional integrity after sterilization
  • Outstanding chemical resistance to lipids, IPA, disinfecting agents, and bonding solvents and adhesives
 
Opaque formulations of Tritan
  • Excellent functionality and reliability for device housings
  • Compatibility with aggressive disinfection and the daily impact stresses that come with greater portability
  • Color and functionality following sterilization with gamma and e-beam irradiation
  • Reliable color matching
  • Flame-retardant properties (Tritan MXF121 copolyester)
    • Fire retardant—UL 94 V-2 rating @ 1.5 mm
    • Excellent resistance to chemicals and lipids
    • Meets hospital Environmentally Preferable Purchasing (EPP) guidelines—made without halogens or ortho-phthalate plasticizers
    • Clear and opaque formulations—color matching available
    • Excellent durability—high impact strength and toughness
    • Fast cycle times
 
Check out the Tritan Medical Toolkit to learn more about the advantages of Tritan for different molded parts.
 

 
Lunch and learn with Eastman at MD&M West 2019


We’re excited to share our industry-leading products and technical expertise at Medical Design & Manufacturing (MD&M) West next month in Anaheim, California. We hope to see you there!
 
MD&M West 2019 is a great opportunity to discover how Eastman's innovative polymer portfolio and emerging technologies are improving patient safety and creating positive health outcomes. We'll be hosting many great sessions during the conference, featuring insights on the latest advancements in the medical market.
 
Attend one of our Lunch and Learn events:
 
Critical considerations for successful development, validation and product lifecycle in medical packaging: a perspective from 40 years of dedicated industry support
Tuesday, February 5, 11:45 a.m.–1:00 p.m., 212AB
 
Uncovering medical device failure modes and infection transmission pathways to inform better material testing methods, selection, and design: A panel discussion
Wednesday, February 6, 11:45 a.m.–1:00 p.m., 212AB
 
Meet one on one with members of our medical device and packaging teams at these sessions:
 
Thermoplastic Elastomer Powder and Its Benefits in Printing Medical Devices
Thursday, February 7, 9:15–10:00 a.m., 208B, Carolin Vogel
 
Choosing the Right Polymers for Superior Manufacturing and Durability: What Hospitals Measure
Thursday, February 7, 10:15–11:00 a.m., Ellen Turner, Thomas Meehan


 
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Join Eastman at MD&M West 2019.

Eastman将参展 Medical Design & Manufacturing (MD&M) West, Feb. 7–9, in Anaheim, California. Join us!

 

Visit our booth to speak one on one with an Eastman representative. Members of our medical devices team, including Ellen Turner, global market development manager, and Thomas Meehan, specialty plastics technical support, will be on hand to discuss plastic testing, selection, and design. Or attend one of our Lunch and Learn events to learn more about advancements in rigid medical packaging and medical devices.

 

Check out the conference schedule to start planning your time at MDMW 2019 today. We hope to see you there!


 

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向产品经理宣传塑料如何影响您的品牌
 

您为医疗器械选择的材料会对您的品牌形象产生重大影响。在当今的医疗保健环境中,并非所有塑料都能经受医院使用的腐蚀性消毒剂的影响。如果您的器械显示出受到消毒影响的外部迹象,包括变黄、开裂、银纹或油漆剥落,则是时候重新考虑材料选择了。

 

Educating product managers about the attributes of different plastics can help better shape brand positioning. For example, cracks and crazes can lead to pooling of aggressive disinfectants and leakage into the sensitive electronics that make the device function. Choosing a more chemically resistant polymer prevents this by strengthening device durability and reducing maintenance time. As a result, the working life of the device increases and maintenance and replacement costs go down.

 

With this information, the product manager can position the brand as being resistant to the physical handling or moving of devices despite more frequent cleaning and use of harsh disinfectants. They can present brand devices as having a longer service life, keeping their "new" look longer, and being more durable. This positioning can also be used by hospitals and clinics, which can improve their image by purchasing more durable equipment that looks better because it is better.

 

By choosing materials with better quality and performance, manufacturers can help product managers position the brand as having those qualities as well.

 


 

质量工程师故障分类的关键

医疗设备故障是一种常见且代价高昂的事件。它们可能导致产品召回,影响产品开发周期,并为制造商造成额外费用。设备故障的原因可能很复杂,这使质量工程师很难对问题进行分类。
 
质量工程师可以做些什么来解决这个问题?考虑以下因素:
 
  • 了解故障发生的原因:大多数器械故障是由于对材料的属性、加工和环境如何协同工作的误解造成的。在许多情况下,故障可能是由错误的材料选择、较差的耐化学性、高应力设计或制造过程不一致造成的。
  • 与您的供应商合作: 与材料供应商在材料选择、测试、零件和模具设计审查以及二次加工方面开展合作可以让质量工程师获得他们可能不具备的知识和资源。
  • Test your materials: Find a testing method that helps you choose the best plastic for your project. Eastman’s 4-step test for chemical resistance, for example, helps predict the reliability of a material after exposure to harsh cleaners and drugs commonly used in hospital settings.
 
Understanding the root causes of failures and working with industry experts to make better material choices can help quality engineers improve device design, have a more successful product launch, and save on costs.
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