WEB EXCLUSIVE: A new, clear, high-flow, medical-grade PC has been introduced by Bayer MaterialScience LLC, Pittsburgh.

WEB EXCLUSIVE: A new, clear, high-flow, medical-grade PC has been introduced by Bayer MaterialScience LLC, Pittsburgh. When sterilized with gamma or e-beam radiation or ETO, Makrolon Rx2440 is said to offer a faster recovery time in color shift. It is suitable for applications requiring biocompatibility that meets ISO 10993-1 and USP Class VI.
 
The new grade was developed specifically for radiation sterilization in oxygen-free environments, where competing PC resins can take longer to achieve their final post-radiation color. It also suits the trend toward designs with thinner walls and molders requiring higher productivity.