Styron, a materials company that manufactures plastics, latex, and rubber, offers Emerge PC/PET 9100CR advanced resin. A polycarbonate-PET blend with good chemical resistance, the material is designed specifically for use in medical equipment housing applications. The resin, when used to produce opaque molded housings, resists the stress cracking that can result from such environmental challenges as strong cleaning chemicals while maintaining the toughness medical equipment housings require, according to the company. It is available in natural and custom color options and is part of a product portfolio that includes a biocompatible polycarbonate-ABS blend. The manufacturer additionally provides polycarbonate resins for single- and multiple-use medical devices. It has expertise in manufacturing polycarbonate and high-end compounds and blends and can support customers with healthcare regulatory and compliance issues.
Chroma Corp., a supplier of engineering resins with a focus on polyolefins, operates a facility equipped with a laboratory for product and color development, including application development, testing, formulating, and process optimization. It has expanded the size of the laboratory by adding injection molding machines and extruders and creating an area for meeting and working with customers. The new equipment is capable of precise statistical process control. Chiefly focused on supporting the flexible-packaging market, the company maintains a blown-film and a cast-sheet line. Among the product innovations it has recently introduced are biodegradable masterbatches, light-diffused masterbatches, photoluminescent products, antimicrobials, frosted colors for PET, covert authentication masterbatches, colors visible in black light only, and glow putty specifically designed for rotational molders.