Today, most medical equipment housings are made from plastic. The material offers many benefits, however, the challenge is when it’s exposed to chemicals and disinfection protocols; plastic is prone to cracking, crazing, and eventual failure under these conditions.
Trinseo’ s EMERGE™ PC/PET 9000CR Advanced Resin series was designed with this in mind. It specifically resists the cleansers, disinfectants, and cleaning protocols recommended by the World Health Organization and other regulatory bodies to use on medical equipment surfaces to reduce the spread of Healthcare Associated Infections (HAI).
EMERGE™ PC/PET 9000CR Advanced Resin is offered as an alternative to PC/ABS, PC and other materials commonly used for housings. The resin maintains the properties needed most -- impact strength, aesthetics, and colorability -- while providing the necessary resistance to aggressive cleansers and disinfectants required for a safe and sanitary environment, which is expected today.
Trinseo has been on a mission for the past 30 years to support the medical devices industry with its pressing needs. Over the years we’ve tested the most commonly used cleansers and disinfectants used by healthcare professionals to assist our global customers in evaluating and comparing material options and performance against specific chemical agents.
Today Trinseo is recognized as a leader in chemical resistance technology. To maintain this position, we continue to invest in research and development to combat the strains of viral, bacterial, and fungal pathogens that have become increasingly resistant and continue to emerge.
The Trinseo EMERGE™ PC/PET 9000CR Advanced Resins series includes industrial, medical and skin contact grades:
- EMERGE™ PC/PET 9100CR MED – Medical grade resin with full biocompatibility testing. Suitable for non-powered devices.
- EMERGE™ PC/PET 9500CR SK – Skin Contact grade with limited biocompatibility testing. Ignition resistant and UL rated V-0 at 2.0mm. Suitable for powered equipment housings.
- EMERGE™ PC/PET 9530CR SK – Our newest product offering in this family. This has all the features of 9500CR SK, but with improved UV resistance and a broader color range.
We have tested a wide range of disinfectants, including those common to specific global regions. Our technical and product stewardship teams are ready to help. Get in touch with Trinseo today.