Frequent exposure to aggressive disinfectants and drugs, as well as repeated physical strain, damages medical device housings and hardware made with commonly used materials. Device failures not only impact quality of patient care but also increase overall operational costs. Choosing a material that can withstand these harsh conditions without compromising durability is essential to preventing cracks, crazes, and premature failure and prolonging housing longevity. This is especially true as portability becomes increasingly important in the medical environment.

Designing devices meant to last longer than the competition requires a close look at why commonly used materials are failing and an understanding of how different plastics perform in the environment in which they will be used. Using the right testing protocol to determine answers to these critical questions is vital.

In this 60-minute Webinar, Eastman experts will unveil a new 4-step testing protocol that identifies weak points earlier in the development process, allowing for easier adjustments to devices prior to going to market. It’s a protocol that takes only 24 hours to complete.

In addition, presenters will examine Tritan™ copolyester – how it’s changing device housings and hardware to live up to today’s expectations and how it has undergone rigorous testing to prove itself durable and reliable against hospital infection-control protocols. An audience Q&A will follow the technical presentations.


Yubiao Liu, Ph.D., Medical Application Development Representative and Medical Technology Platform Leader

Cynthia Lewis, Market Insight and Strategy Manager

Ellen Turner, Market Development Manager, Medical Device

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