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Medical Appliance Surfaces

Most hospital electrical equipment relies on flame retardant PC+ABS for the outer housing due to its glossy appearance and good impact strength. However, since the increase in outbreaks of viruses such as Covid-19, hospital maintenance teams must ensure all products are cleaned down with chemical solutions that are potent enough to kill such viruses.

The problem this creates is that, not only does the cleaning solution attack the virus, but it also attacks the plastic housing itself, causing it to stress crack and fail.

Crastin® ST830FRUV is a super tough, UV stabilised PBT material which offers much better overall chemical resistance than standard PC/ABS, as well as other properties you need for such critical healthcare products.

Spotlight on Crastin® ST830FRUV:

  • Flame retardant down to 0.8mm (UL94 V0)
  • Excellent impact resistance for drop impact scenarios
  • ROHS and WEEE compliant
  • Good gloss and surface finish
  • Easy to colour and process
  • Better scratch resistance than PC+ABS
  • Good melt stability

DuPont™, the company that invented Nylon, Neoprene and Kevlar®, are global leaders in thermoplastics, elastomers and biopolymers. DuPont™ puts science to work by creating sustainable solutions essential to a better, safer, healthier life for people everywhere.

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