Baydur® in use for integral skin foam

Medical technology wrapped into an innovative design

Medical technology suppliers such as Swiss-based Emaform AG have high expectations when selecting appropriate structural materials. The polyurethane integral skin foam systems Baydur® 66 FR and 110 FR from Covestro are right at the top of their game, meeting every need in terms of functionality, design, strength and fire protection for housing parts.
Medical technology products like the TrueBeam™ system from Varian Medical Systems are complex devices

Task

Creating a safe place for medical devices

Today’s medical technology products are often complex devices. This is also true for housing parts that protect the technical components inside a medical device against environmental influences and contamination. Hence, medical technology suppliers such as Emaform AG have high expectations when selecting appropriate structural materials.

Challenge

Ensure reliability, high quality and an ergonomic design

The acceptance of medical equipment today doesn’t just depend on its ability to function reliably over the long term. A decorative or ergonomic design is also key as this facilitates operation of equipment and creates a pleasant environment for patients and staff. Furthermore, the production of these high-quality, complex components needs to be cost-efficient.

Solution

A material both versatile and cost-efficient

For Emaform AG, Baydur® systems are the material of choice since they offer outstanding design freedom and meet the manufacturers’ requirements for high-quality moldings. Baydur® 66 FR produces sandwich structures with excellent stiffness and low weight thanks to the hard surface and a microporous structure inside the components, whereas Baydur® 110 FR is ideal for stable thin-walled parts with high quality. For the production process, low-cost aluminium molds can be used because polyurethane moldings are manufactured at much lower pressures.

Learn more

Facts & figures in a nutshell

CUSTOMER

  • Emaform AG

INDUSTRY

  • Medical Appliances

PRODUCT

  • Baydur®

APPLICATION

  • Medical technology products