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(PE). Flint Hills (PP). Good clarity; strength; flexible and rigid options; easy processing; good chemical resistance; sterilizable grades available. Pinnacle™ (PP).
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DISTRIBUTION HEALTHCARE SOLUTIONS Labware & Point-of-Care Diagnostics

SELECTION GUIDE

The demand for labware and point-of-care diagnostics equipment is rapidly expanding as healthcare professionals and researchers continue to strive for more effective treatments and better patient outcomes. Performance and reliability is vital. When you’re designing and selecting material for labware, you need polymers that will address a vast array of property requirements. With our wide range of materials—from commodity to engineering thermoplastics that offer resistance to chemicals and harsh drugs—and our expertise, we’ll help you find the best material for your application. PolyOne Distribution is here to assist you in material selection, offer manufacturing support, and navigate regulatory processes.

RIGID COMPONENTS: BIOTECH/LIFE SCIENCES, CHEMICAL, CLINICAL, ENVIRONMENTAL, FOOD & MATERIALS TESTING (flasks, bottles, pipettes, trays, vials, collection cups, lids, beakers, test tubes, funnels, diagnostic kits) Copolyester, Rigid TPU, PVC & PVC Blends Rigid Component Solution Needs:

Materials compliant with ISO 10993 & USP Class VI, if required

Shatterproof & chip-resistant materials

Low cost disposables

Copolyester

Eastman Eastar™, Durastar™ & Tritan™ (Copolyester)

Thick- and thin-walled applications with glass-like appearance; improved toughness and reduced weight; chemical resistance to drugs, solvents, lipids, and disinfectants; preserves clarity and exhibits almost no color shift after sterilization

Rigid Thermoplastic Polyurethane (TPU)

Covestro Texin® (TPU)

Biocompatible; sterilizable; excellent chemical resistance; bondable to polar substrates like PC; rigid 65 to 80 Shore D grades

Rigid Polyvinyl Chloride (PVC)

PolyOne Resilience™ HC (PVC)

Excellent chemical resistance; physical integrity after chemical exposure; custom colors available; excellent solvent bonding to PVC

Rigid Polyvinyl Chloride/ABS (PVC/ABS)

PolyOne HTX™ (PVC/ABS)

High temperature resistance; excellent chemical resistance; physical integrity after chemical/cleaner exposure; color branding available; excellent solvent bonding to PVC tubing

Polycarbonate (PC)

Covestro Makrolon® (PC)

Rigidity, toughness and clarity

Polyamide (Nylon, PA)

Arkema Rilsan® MED (PA11) & Rilsamid® MED (PA12)

Chemical resistance; transparent and opaque; easy processing; creep resistance; temperature resistance; BPAfree; sterilizable by gamma, EtO and steam

Altuglas Plexiglas® Acrylics

Clarity; easy processing; BPA free; lightweight; chemical resistance; impact resistance

Altuglas Plexiglas® SG Acrylics

Easy processing; BPA free; transparency; impact resistance; chemical resistance; lightweight, sterilizable by gamma and EtO

Altuglas Plexiglas® VS-UVT Acrylics

Clarity; easy processing; BPA free; lightweight; UV transparency for diagnostic applications

PC, PA & PMMA

Security of supply

Chemical resistance

Transparency

Materials that can withstand wide temperature variations

PolyMethyl Methacrylate (PMMA)

RIGID COMPONENTS: BIOTECH/LIFE SCIENCES, CHEMICAL, CLINICAL, ENVIRONMENTAL, FOOD & MATERIALS TESTING (cont.) (flasks, bottles, pipettes, trays, vials, collection cups, lids, beakers, test tubes, funnels, diagnostic kits) Styrenic Blends

Rigid Component Solution Needs:

Materials compliant with ISO 10993 & USP Class VI, if required

Shatterproof & chip-resistant materials

Low cost disposables

Styrenic Blends

Security of supply

Chemical resistance

Trinseo MAGNUM™ (ABS) & STYRON™ (PS)

Opaque; custom colors;