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Material Specifications

Disclaimer: The material properties information has been provided to us by resin manufacturers and other sources believed to be reliable; however, application specific variables can affect the performance of all materials. Therefore, Injectech makes no claims or guarantees based upon the materials information provided and strongly encourages customers to sample and test Injectech products within the application environment.

Polycarbonate | -PC01-000


Polycarbonate is a clear material, which makes it desirable for many clinical and diagnostic applications. It has a higher impact strength than nylon, acrylic or ABS. It is a commonly used material for sunglass lenses due to its abrasion resistance and superior optical qualities. Polycarbonate is chemical resistant, but some oils and solvents will cause it to stress crack. It has excellent bonding characteristics; however, when solvents are used for assembly, it may be necessary to anneal the components prior to solvent bonding. Polycarbonate is used in: IV components, cardiac surgery and general medical applications.

Sterilization | Polycarbonate has sufficient temperature resistance to allow autoclave sterilization, but is not suited to repeated cycles. It is also compatible with gamma and EtO sterilization methods.

Classifications

•Meets Requirements for USP Class VI, ISO 10993-1, and FDA 21 CFR 177.1500    

•RoHS Compliant  

•DEHP Free   

•Phthalate Free   

•Conflict Mineral Compliant      

•Human Derivative Free


Radiation Stable Polycarbonate | -RSPC01-000

Radiation Stable Polycarbonate has the same properties as standard polycarbonate, but is formulated with stabilizing additives that increase its resistance to gamma radiation. The formulation includes an indicator pigment that changes from light purple to clear when the parts have undergone gamma sterilization. 

Sterilization | RSPC can withstand radiation doses in the range of 100 kGy. (See polycarbonate above)

Classifications |

•Meets Requirements for USP Class VI     

•Meets Requirements for ISO 10993    

•RoHS Compliant    

•DEHP Free       

•REACH Compliant       

•Phthalate Free      

•Latex Free    

•Conflict Mineral Compliant   

•Ozone Depleting Substances Compliant          

•California Prop. 65 Compliant


Lipid Resistant Radiation Stable Polycarbonate | -RSPC01-001

In addition to radiation tolerance, Lipid Resistant Radiation Stable Polycarbonate is less affected by oils and fats, which can occasionally cause crazing in other polycarbonate formulations.

Sterilization | Lipid Resistant Radiation Polycarbonate can withstand radiation doses in the range of 100 kGy. (See polycarbonate above)

Classifications

•Meets Requirements for USP Class VI  

•Meets Requirements for ISO 10993  

•RoHS Compliant    

•DEHP Free    

•Animal Derivative Free   

•REACH Compliant     

•Phthalate Free     

•Human Derivative Free 


Acrylonitrile Butadiene Styrene (ABS) | -ABS01-001


ABS is a low cost, impact resistant material that typically produces a glossy, impervious surface. ABS polymers are resistant to aqueous acids, alkalis, concentrated hydrochloric and phosphoric acids, and animal, vegetable and mineral oils. ABS is an ideal material for structural applications where impact resistance, strength, and stiffness are required. Athletic helmets and Legos blocks are common examples of products manufactured from ABS. 

Sterilization | ABS is compatible with EtO (Ethylene Oxide) sterilization, but is not compatible with autoclave or gamma sterilization. 

Classifications

•Meets Requirements for USP Class VI, ISO 10993-1, and FDA 21 CFR 181.32 

•Conflict Mineral Compliant       

•RoHS Compliant

 

Methyl Methacrylate Acrylonitrile Butadiene Styrene (MABS) | -ABS00-002

With similar characteristics to ABS01-001 White, ABS00-002 Clear is used to produce many of our male and female luers. 

Classifications

•Meets Requirements for USP Class VI, FDA 21 CFR 181.32        

•Conflict Mineral Compliant     

•DEHP Free

•RoHS Compliant       

•Animal Derivative Free     

•Human Derivative Free     

•REACH Compliant    

•California Prop. 65 Compliant       

•BPA Free        

•Phthalate Free        

•Latex Free

 

Nylon | -N01-000

Nylon is a widely used medical polymer due to its strength / impact resistance, relatively low cost and wide temperature resistance range (-50 °C - 135 °C). Nylon is resistant to a wide range of chemicals, but is vulnerable to attack by strong acids and oxidizers.

Sterilization | Nylon is compatible with EtO (Ethylene Oxide) sterilization and can withstand gamma sterilization (to 50 kGy). It does have a tendency to discolor with increased doses of gamma radiation. Nylon may also be autoclaved; however, it is a hygroscopic material and may swell when exposed to moist environments.

Classifications

•Meets Requirements for FDA 21 CFR 177.1500    

•RoHS Compliant    

•REACH Compliant    

•Phthalate Free

•Latex Free     

•DEHP Free     

•Ozone Depleting Substances Compliant

 

Natural Nylon | -N00-006

With similar characteristics to N01-000, N00-006 is used to produce many of our larger sized tube to tube connectors. 

Classifications

•Meets Requirements for FDA 21 CFR 177.1500    

•RoHS Compliant    

•REACH Compliant    

•Phthalate Free

•BPA Free     

•Ozone Depleting Substances Compliant    

•California Prop. 65 Compliant


Acrylic | -ACRL00-004

Acrylic is used for molding and extrusion of medical applications. It has excellent chemical resistance to fats and oils, bonding and welding capabilities, bonding to PVC tubing, excellent impact strength, and light transmission. Acrylic also has good melt flow rate and heat resistance.

Sterilization | Acrylic is compatible with EtO (Ethylene Oxide), gamma, and E-beam sterilization. 

Classifications

•Meets Requirements for USP Class VI and ISO 10993    

•RoHS Compliant   

•REACH Compliant    

 

•Phthalate Free 

•BPA Free   

•Conflict Mineral Compliant   

•Latex Free   

•DEHP Free

 

Kynar (PDVF - Polyvinylidene Flouride) | -KY00-001

Kynar is a high strength, high purity resin that is resistant to solvents, acids, bases and deionized water. It exhibits a high tolerance for heat and is animal derivative free. Due to its chemical resistance and adaptability to multiple sterilization techniques, it is highly suited to many bioprocess, pharmaceutical and medical applications.

Sterilization | Kynar is compatible with sterilization by autoclave, high doses of gamma radiation and Ethylene Oxide (EtO).

Classifications

•Meets Requirements for USP Class VI       

•Animal Derivative Free       

•RoHS Compliant       

•REACH Compliant  

•BPA Free     

•DEHP Free      

•Phthalate Free       

•Latex Free       

•Ozone Depleting Substances Compliant  

•Conflict Mineral Compliant

 

Polypropylene (Animal Free) | -PP00-004

Injectech uses an animal derivative free grade of propylene for all of its stock polypropylene products. This grade of polypropylene is formulated for use in medical, biomedical and bioprocess applications and is resistant to a broad spectrum of solvents and chemicals. 

Sterilization | Polypropylene is highly compatible with Ethylene Oxide (EtO) sterilization and is compatible with gamma sterilization in the range of 35-40 kGy (higher doses may produce a slight color shift). It may be autoclaved for up to 20 minutes @ 121 °C; however, since the material softens at this temperature, caution must be exercised when loading the autoclave to avoid any stresses that could deform the connector.

Classifications

•Meets Requirements for USP Class VI, ISO 10993-5, and FDA 21 CFR 177.1500     

•Animal Derivative Free

•RoHS Compliant     

•REACH Compliant     

•Ozone Depleting Substances Compliant     

•Phthalate Free

•Conflict Mineral Compliant   

•California Prop. 65 Compliant   

•BPA Free   

•Latex Free   

•DEHP Free