Polycarbonate, ABS and TPE for Patient- and Provider-Friendly Medical Devices

Backed by a global infrastructure and industry-recognized regulatory compliance expertise, Trinseo offers material solutions for single- and multiple-use devices (SUDs and MUDs) designed with the end user in mind.

Whether your needs are for high melt flow, dimensional stability, chemical resistance, colorability, or clarity, Trinseo resins offer ideal solutions. We also offer materials that resist color shift following gamma or electron beam radiation (radiation-stabilized polycarbonate) and glass-filled resins for applications requiring a high stiffness.

Our newest platform of wear-resistant, high lubricity grades, designed for when plastic parts need to move freely over other materials is ideal for surgical instruments where the force required to activate a device needs to be predictable and consistent without hesitation. This platform of materials relies on a range of lubricants, additives, and other reinforcements including polytetrafluoroethylene (PTFE), silicone, glass filler, and can be formulated to very exact performance properties. 

Trinseo thermoplastics and thermoplastic elastomers (TPE) are the preferred choice of global manufacturers and molders for single- and multiple-use devices ranging from surgical instruments and trocars to IV drip chambers and stopcocks to vacuum caps, seals, and gaskets.

Our materials are versatile and aligned with customer needs. They’re fully or partially ISO 10993 biocompatibility tested [Medical Grade (MED) or Skin-Contact Grade (SK)] and can be used in injection molding or overmolding applications to enhance the appearance, surface feel, or ergonomics of a medical device.

Trinseo materials for single and multiple use medical devices include:

Rigid Plastics (Thermoplastics)

Soft Touch Plastics (Thermoplastic Elastomers –TPEs)

For more information, connect with a Trinseo expert via our Contact page.

Chemical Resistance with EMERGE™ Series Resins Increasing concerns about hospital acquired infections (HAI) mean today’s medical equipment must endure exposure to powerful disinfectants and cleaners. The EMERGE™ 9000 Advanced Resin series from Trinseo delivers a unique combination of advanced properties, including exceptional chemical resistance.
Radiation Stabilized Materials for Devices CALIBRE™ MEGARAD™ 2091 Polycarbonate Resin is an advanced, medical-grade material from Trinseo that uses patented technology to address the long-troubling problem of the discoloration of polycarbonate devices that are sterilized with gamma or electron beam irradiation.
Structural Support with Glass Filled Materials For applications requiring enhanced strength and stiffness, dimensional stability, yet lighter weights, Trinseo offers the CALIBRE™ 5000 Series of glass-filled polycarbonate resins for medical devices and handheld instruments.

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