MATERIALS: Specialty PC for Lighting & PC/PET for Medical Devices

At the recent Fakuma International trade show, Styron debuted two new Emerge Advance Resin grades.

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Styron, Berwyn, Penn., introduced two new PC-based materials to its line of Emerge Advanced Resins at the recent Fakuma 2014 trade show.

• Emerge PC 8830LT is a clear transparency grade for lighting. The material has a UL 94 rating of V-0 rating at 1.0 mm (0.0394 in.) and 5VA at 2.5 mm (0.0984 in.) and is said to offer a robust ignition-resistance package, high light transmission and excellent processing characteristics. Designed for both indoor and outdoor applications, it is said to be an excellent base for light diffusion grades allowing for higher flux efficiencies.

• Emerge PC/PET 9500 CR is a high-performance blend that boasts excellent chemical and ignition resistance properties. It is designed for use in medical equipment housings and other applications that are subject to repeated exposure to a variety of cleaners and disinfectants commonly used in hospitals. It is said to be effective against the nine leading chemical antagonists. It also has good aesthetics and excellent toughness with a UL 94 rating of V-O at 2.0 mm. (888) 789-7661 •

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