Altuglas International has developed a new acrylic alloy for medical parts that flows twice as far in thinwall molds than conventional transparent polymers like polycarbonate.
Altuglas Luctor polymethyl methacrylate allows thinner-wall intravenous line components molded in multi-cavity tools. Its high melt flow can lower costs in materials, processing and runners and sprues, according to the subsidiary of Arkema.
“The (isopropyl alcohol) resistance of this allow makes it more than a high-flow acrylic,” states Kirsten Makel, Altuglas's North American resins business director.
IPA is often used to clean medical devices. Luctor also resists lipids and plasticizers used in connected components such as PVC tubing.
Arkema has a U.S. office in Bristol, Pa.
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