High Demand for Trinseo’s CALIBRE 5000 Polycarbonate Resins

May 15 2017

Trinseo has seen increased demand for its glass-filled CALIBRE 5000 Polycarbonate Resins for medical device applications. With the rising trend toward device portability and bedside care, Trinseo’s resins are being used as an alternative to metal and higher cost plastics.

Benefits of Glass-filled PC:
• Trinseo’s glass-filled resins can be custom formulated to meet application needs with varying glass content of up to 30 percent.
• Combining stiffness, toughness, dimensional stability and biocompatibility, the resins can be used for devices ranging from hand-held surgical instruments, to diagnostic devices and patient monitor housings, and even wearable devices.
• Glass-filled polycarbonate can be used to replace metal parts or to down gauge existing plastic parts.


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