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3. An Eastman polymer to improve medical device housing durability

Eastman MXF221

Eastman even has a four-step test, developed by applications development associate Yubiao Lin and endorsed by Clorox Healthcare, that demonstrates MXF221’s superiority over other polymers when it comes to long-term resistance to disinfectants. [Image courtesy of Eastman]

Specialty plastics provider Eastman used the recent MD&M West to tout the ability of its MXF221 copolyester to hold up to repeated application of hospital disinfectants. Eastman officials think MXF221 could be a new option for medical device manufacturers – especially because a cracked housing could endanger the electronics inside expensive equipment including ultrasound and MRI machines.

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