Centroplast Engineering Plastics GmbH has boosted the heat performance of polypropylene.
The company increased PP's heat resistance to 284° F from the more typical 212°-230° F. This means the resin can be autoclaved in sterilization procedures. Also, Centrolab HT/PP-HT resists acids and chemicals, said the Marsberg, Germany, firm. The product has a high mechanical load-bearing capacity and is very rigid.
Centroplast claims the material is well-suited to medical components, food and beverage, and chemical and pharmaceutical applications.
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