Thank You for Asking
We often receive great questions about molding with Eastman medical grade polymers and are always glad to provide answers and more information. Here is a response to a recent query from our inbox:
 
“How environmentally friendly is Eastman MXF221 copolyester?”

Eastman strives to create solutions that offer more value with less environmental impact.
MXF221 copolyester is one of our many environmentally responsible offerings that meets
industry standards for safety and sustainability. Some of its innovative properties include:
  • It’s made without BPA, halogens, or ortho-phthalate plasticizers.
  • Its toughness and durability can potentially increase product life and reduce waste.
  • The flame-retardant additives used in do not contain antimony, bromine, or chlorine.
  • It’s suitable for transducer housing applications that require contact with the skin.
Read more about how Tritan is improving sustainability and design for devices and diagnostics.


 
Eastman Innovation Reaches Times Square
















Eastman innovation in the medical market reaches coast to coast this week from this billboard in Times Square to MD&M West in California. Talk about the “wow” factor! To see upcoming MD&M West 2018 recap posts visit our Eastman Medical Polymers Linkedin page.
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Join Us at MD&M West 2018!

Eastman will be exhibiting at Medical Design & Manufacturing West 2018 February 6-8, 2018 in booth 2401.

 

Stop by our booth to meet with members of our Medical Devices team, including Ellen Turner, MBA, global market development manager, and Thomas Meehan, specialty plastics technical support. Speak with Dr. Yubiao Liu, Eastman’s lead medical application development scientist, and learn how the 4-step test for chemical compatibility is gaining popularity in the industry. And on Feb. 6, biomedical engineer from UCSF Richard Fechter will be on hand to discuss manufacturability, cleanability, and serviceability of plastics in healthcare.

 

To hear more from Richard, register for our Lunch and Learn event on Feb. 6. You can also sign up for an in-person meeting with one of our Medical Devices team members to get one-on-one guidance.

 

We look forward to seeing you there!

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Eastman exhibiting at MD&M West 2018



Eastman is excited to be exhibiting at  
Medical Design & Manufacturing West 2018 February 6-8, 2018.

Stop by our booth to meet with members of our Medical Devices team, including Ellen Turner, MBA, global market development manager, and Thomas Meehan, specialty plastics technical support. Speak with Dr. Yubiao Liu, Eastman’s lead medical application development scientist, and learn how the 4-step test for chemical compatibility is gaining popularity in the industry. And on February 6, UCSF Medical Center biomedical engineer Richard Fechter will be on hand to discuss manufacturability, cleanability, and serviceability of plastics in healthcare.

 

We look forward to seeing you there!

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Colorful possibilities with Eastman MXF221 copolyester
Eastman MXF221 copolyester, available as a clear-natural or opaque-colored polymer, provides excellent chemical resistance and durability and is uniquely suited for electronic medical device housings. Not only is it extremely tough and able to stand up to the daily stresses of hospital environments, but it’s also compatible with branding initiatives.
 
Brand owners who use opaque polymers often require precise color matching and vibrant aesthetics to maintain their brand identities. Eastman MXF221 copolyester comes in a wide array of colors with the ability to align seamlessly with any brand standards.
 
Eastman Color Technology Center’s color matching service is tailored to meet your specific requirements. Our specialists understand that there is no universal answer to your color and additive needs and that not all blends work well with all materials. We’re able to mix colors and additives with cellulosics, copolyesters, and polyester alloys and have decades of experience producing color concentrates and additives for the polyester and copolyester markets.
 
By selecting the right color blend for MXF221, Eastman's Color Technology Center will work to ensure your application is successful. Learn more about our color capabilities here.

 

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