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Virtual Engineering Week is bringing a full week of best-in-class education to the global design, engineering, and manufacturing communities. Join us each morning to hear from medical device industry professionals during the Medtech Mornings series, and in the afternoons to learn from engineering and manufacturing experts in areas like 3D printing, smart manufacturing, packaging, materials and sustainability, and career development.

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Keeping Medical Equipment Clean & Durable: High Performance Copolymers to Address Infection Control Challenges

Nithin Raikar  (Sr. Business Manager, SABIC)

Date: Thursday, December 3

Time: 1:45pm - 2:15pm

Track: Tech Theater

Vault Recording: TBD

LNP ELCRES CRX Copolymer Resins

SABIC has introduced a new family of polycarbonate (PC) copolymers that feature exceptional chemical resistance needed to enhance the durability and resilience of medical devices and equipment housings. The company's proprietary copolymer technology can help prevent premature part failure from environmental stress cracking (ESC) due to increasingly aggressive disinfectants, such as alcohols, peroxides and quaternary ammonium compounds, used to prevent hospital-acquired infections (HAIs). The new portfolio includes amorphous and semi-crystalline materials that can serve as potential drop-in solutions in existing production tooling. The presentation will focus on challenges and material solutions to help mitigate healthcare disinfectant exposure.