Why and How to Make Sterilizable Medical Plastics?

Medical plastic consumables and devices commonly need to be sterilized before use. Thus the medical grade plastics which is used to produce these consumables and devices must be capable of sustaining the potential damage posed by the popular sterilization methods such as Gamma radiation, electron beam, autoclave steam and dry heat.

Anti-oxidants, either phenolics or hindered amines, do help boost the sterilizabilty of medical grade plastics. But in many cases their efficiency is not sufficient, and instead a specialized sterilization stabilizer such as RS-01 shall be added to satisfy customers’ requirement for sterilizability.

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