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Eastman's Emmett O'Brien

July 28, 2011

Senior chemist Emmett O'Brien works to support Eastman Chemical Co.'s Tritan co-polyester. He knows a lot about how chemicals react with polymers, particular in medical devices. In this clip from PN's recent Plastics in Medical Devices conference, O'Brien shares how strong disinfectants and other hospital chemicals resist polymers in devices, and how engineers are getting around the problem.