Eastman Tritan™ copolyesters webinars

If you missed a previous Tritan webinar or would like to view one again, please use the links below. Be sure to check back often for new content throughout the year.

Innovative Materials for Medical Device Assembly
Two industry suppliers joins forces to offer new cost-effective materials

Ellen Turner and Dr. Yubiao Liu, Eastman Chemical Company

Christin Marotta and Thomas Silva, Henkel Corporation  
Many Medical Hardware Housing Complaints. One New Technology Solution
Are your device housings cracking, breaking, and prematurely failing? Are keyboards and trackballs getting sticky and falling apart? Do your customers like the way your equipment looks in patient rooms after two years in service?

These and other questions were explored during a free webinar presented by Eastman Chemical Company. This webinar took an in-depth look at how device performance is being compromised by the increased use of aggressive cleaners, medical disinfectants, and disinfectant wipes.
Chemical resistance in fluid management systems
Find out why your connectors, stopcocks, and filtration components are cracking.

This webinar will address:
  • The need for chemical resistance in connectors, stopcocks, and filtration components
  • How engineering polymers compare for compatibility with drugs, lipids, and carrier solvents
  • How to use Tritan copolyesters in your devices to improve patient safety
Copolyester processing solutions
This informative webinar will help you discover the unique properties in copolyesters and the parameters required to achieve superior results.

From choosing the right molding machine to the proper shutdown procedure, we will cover the methods that you should consider to optimize your mold and molding process.
Improving manufacturability through part and mold design for Eastman Tritan™ copolyester
Discover tricks of the trade and avoid unnecessary injection molding challenges—from defects in part appearance to costly design modifications after tooling construction. In this webinar, we will cover three important considerations for design for manufacturability:
  • Tritan part design for injection molding
  • Tritan tooling design
  • Tritan molding workcell design
Chemical resistance to disinfectants
Chemical resistance is usually associated with chemical compatibility—but it is much more than that in medical applications. When you evaluate chemical resistance for daily use in medical devices, you should consider the following combination:
  • Residual stress
  • Toughness
  • Chemical compatibility under stress
In this webinar, we will discuss the challenges that the medical industry is facing due to aggressive chemicals and how Eastman can help address this issue.
Why devices are failing in oncology drug delivery applications
One of pharma’s fastest-growing and highest-profile segments is facing a crisis. Some oncology drugs have demonstrated chemical incompatibility with traditional polymers used in delivery devices. Consequently, the ISMP and FDA have issued warnings for health professionals to stop using closed-system drug transfer devices made with polycarbonate or ABS plastics, which can leak, break, or dissolve following exposure to oncology drugs. Recent tests compare the chemical resistance of these polymers with Eastman Tritan™ copolyester.

You will learn:
  • The growing therapeutic and economic importance of oncology drug therapy
  • The implications of recent ISMP and FDA warning statements for oncology drug delivery
  • How three engineering polymers withstand exposure to oncology drugs and carrier solvents under stress
Tips for choosing the right material for your premium appliances
Choosing the right materials with the right thermal, mechanical, and rheological properties can help your products stand out from the competition and create brand loyalty.

You will:
  • Learn the challenges facing appliance manufacturers.
  • Get insight about appliance trends.
  • Discover a current consumer behavior that could impact future premium product spending.
  • See comparison data for characteristics of various materials.
  • Find ways to reduce noise in applications with mechanical motors.
Changing standards for medical device manufacturers
If you’re like other medical device manufacturers, you are facing many market challenges, such as patient safety, product quality, and cost control. And while there are currently no mandatory regulatory requirements (ISO standards), steps are likely being taken toward regulation. What if your current connectors do not meet these new standards?

This webinar will discuss:
  • One simple change you can make to meet new safety standards
  • How this change will improve your brand image and profitability
Eastman Tritan™ copolyester—where medical science meets polymer science
Medical grade Eastman Tritan™ copolyester delivers peace of mind without sacrificing performance in medical device applications. Tritan is an innovative, clear medical grade polymer that delivers a unique balance of design, processing, and physical properties for medical devices.

Learn how Tritan holds special value for applications that feature the following attributes which are relevant in the medical market: sterilization stability, secondary operations, toughness, and chemical resistance.
Material solutions for in-mold decoration (IMD)
In-mold decoration (IMD) and in-mold labeling are some of the most efficient methods for creating innovative, useful, and—above all—durable plastic components.

Join Ed Ferber, Eastman market development manager, as we explore how your choice in polymers for this injection molding process can maximize clarity, chemical resistance, and lifespan of parts and enhance a product's overall aesthetics and utility.
How to Reduce Small Appliance Noise Without Reducing Performance
Consumers care about the sound levels of their small appliances—and are willing to pay a premium for products that combine reduced noise, improved sound quality, and robust performance.

In this webinar, you’ll learn about the sound-damping properties of several popular materials, including PC, ABS, PC/ABS blends, PVC, and Eastman Tritan™ copolyester. You’ll also see how sound damping values are measured and compared—and how Tritan helps dampen sound, improve customer satisfaction, and increase margins.