Polycarbonate, ABS and TPEs for Single- and Multiple-Use Medical Devices

Backed by a global infrastructure and industry-recognized regulatory compliance expertise, Trinseo offers material solutions using rigid and soft-touch plastics for single-use devices (SUDs) and multiple-use devices (MUDs).

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

Our materials are versatile and aligned with customer needs.  They’re fully or partially biocompatibility tested according to ISO 10993 standards and can be used alone or in overmolding applications to enhance the appearance, surface feel, or ergonomics of a medical device.

Trinseo materials for medical applications include:

Rigid Plastics (Thermoplastics)

Soft Touch Plastics (Thermoplastic Elastomers –TPEs)

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.

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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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