We’re gearing up for the world’s largest trade fair for plastics – K 2016! From Oct. 19-26, we’ll be in Düsseldorf, Germany, showcasing our innovative material solutions for a variety of products and markets, including health care. Here’s a quick preview.
Many hospitals face the potential problem of infections resulting from the administration of IV fluids. To combat these risks and contribute to patient safety, Elcam Medical developed the Marvelous™ (MRVLS) three-way stopcock. This device acts as a barrier against bacteria, featuring a novel inner channel that ensures self-flushing and minimized residual volume. Specifically developed for medical use, Makrolon® Rx1805 polycarbonate from Covestro was chosen as the ideal material for this application. This polycarbonate is highly transparent, easily molded, has good chemical resistance and because of its biocompatibility, it can be used in applications that require contact with body fluids. This grade can be sterilized with radiation, which is another important factor for patient safety.