WEB EXCLUSIVE: At the recent MD&M West show in Anaheim, Calif., Bayer MaterialScience introduced two Bayblend PC/ABS grades for medical equipment. One is designed to meet demands for a more ductile, lower-stiffness grade for drug-delivery devices and medical electronics. Tensile modulus is 2650 MPa (384,250 psi). Bayblend M750 is also biocompatible. It meets FDA-modified ISO 10993—Part 1 and Bayer can supply compliant colors.
Also new is Bayblend M303 FR, the company’s first flame-retardant PC/ABS for extrusion. It’s aimed at diagnostic imaging equipment such as CT, MRI, and PET scanners, workstations, and kiosks. It boasts good melt strength for extrusion and deep-drawability for thermoforming.