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Eastman Chemical Company has launched, a Web site dedicated to plastic solutions for the medical device industry. The site, located at, features case studies to demonstrate plastic’s clarity, toughness, chemical resistance, and safety when designed into medical devices.

The site contains real-world application stories where medical device companies have turned to Eastman’s specialty plastics for solutions. These include:

  • Safety Syringes, Inc. took advantage of Eastman’s Eastar DN003 copolyester’s strength and clarity in designing the inner components of its Ultra Safe® Passive™ Delivery System safety syringe.
  • Harvest Technologies LLC chose Eastman’s Eastar MN100 copolyester for use as a mechanical component and container in its BloodStream Recovery System. The plastic was selected for its clarity, toughness, blood compatibility, and environmental friendliness when incinerated.

“ demonstrates the versatility that our plastics can bring to the project engineer, ranging from molding complex shapes, to retaining clarity after sterilization, and ultimately to environmentally-friendly disposal,” said Rick Noller, Eastman’s medical market development manager. “The site is another way which we are working with the medical industry to effectively meet its current and future application requirements”

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