Covestro medical materials make a mark at CMEF

Twice a year, the China International Medical Equipment Fair (CMEF) draws in nearly 4,200 medical device manufacturers and 120,000 attendees across the globe. As the largest fair of its kind in the Asia-Pacific region, CMEF is a can’t-miss event for the medical device industry.

Attendees from around the world stopped by the Covestro booth at CMEF, to see firsthand our materials for the medical industry.
Attendees from around the world stopped by the Covestro booth at CMEF, to see firsthand our materials for the medical industry.

This year’s CMEF spring show, April 11-14, in Shanghai, marks the first time our Polycarbonates and Specialty Films teams exhibited together at the event. Given our strong focus on healthcare in Asia, this event is especially important for Covestro – providing a platform to showcase our 50 years of global success in application development and OEM partnership.

Covestro highlights included a regional debut of Makrolon® Rx3440 polycarbonate – a new medical grade developed with increased oncology drug resistance to address attacks from solvents. Visitors also had the opportunity to check out real-life applications incorporating Covestro polycarbonate materials and specialty films:

  • Makrolon® 2858 polycarbonate for an oxygenator used in heart and lung surgery
  • Makrolon® Rx2440 polycarbonate for use in a dialyzer, allowing for a thin-walled design and fast color stabilization after gamma sterilization
  • Makrolon® Rx3440 polycarbonate for an IV connector prototype used in oncology drug infusions
  • Specialty films for a wound dressing and a wearable device

While at CMEF, Covestro experts made note of how local medical device manufacturers in China are broadening their offerings with new products that offer advanced quality. Additionally, the team is seeing how the show’s growth is bringing in new device and raw material exhibitors from around the world – extending its impact beyond China.

Our first time at CMEF was a valuable experience – demonstrating how Covestro can provide the right material solutions to customers and value chain partners alike.

For more information, email us: plastics@covestro.com.

Makrolon® is a registered trademark of the Covestro group.

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