Bayer’s First Flame-Retardant PC/ABS

Bayer MaterialScience LLC is debuting a new specialty grade of resin primarily designed for use in the medical market for applications such as diagnostic imaging equipment – computed tomography (CT), magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) and positron emission tomography (PET) scanners; workstations; and kiosks.

Bayblend® M303 FR (Technical sheet)  is a non-reinforced, flame-retardant, amorphous, thermoplastic polymer blend of polycarbonate and acrylonitrile butadiene styrene copolymer (PC/ABS) for extrusion, blow molding and thermoforming. It can be used in surface device applications contacting intact skin. Bayblend M303 FR PC/ABS meets the requirements of ISO 10993-5 (Cytotoxicity) and ISO 10993-10 (Irritation and Sensitization) guidelines.

The material has good chemical and hydrolysis resistance, excellent melt strength for extrusion and deep draw for thermoforming. Naturally opaque, this PC/ABS blend is also available in custom colors.

Bayblend M303 FR resin is the latest grade to join Bayer’s existing portfolio of materials for the medical market. “The addition of Bayblend M303 FR plastic to Bayer’s product offerings continues the history of innovation and proven technical and materials expertise that Bayer offers the medical industry,” says Bruce Fine, market segment leader, Medical and Consumer Products – Polycarbonates, Bayer MaterialScience LLC. (Source: Tech Greedy)

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