Are Chemical Disinfectants Killing Viruses AND Your Products?
Join Entec September 17th at 1:00 PM ET for a live QMED webinar to learn about the need for chemically resistant plastics and antimicrobial additives in a pandemic environment.
Created for engineers, product managers and brand owners, this webinar will review available chemically resistant plastic options by material type for new and existing molds and new critical material performance considerations. We will also review different antimicrobial additive technologies which effectively kill microbes between cleanings, their compatibility with a variety of resins and associated regulatory-compliant marketing claims.
About The Webinar
Topic: The Need for Chemically Resistant Plastics and Antimicrobial Additives in a Pandemic Environment
Speaker: Tim McGinnis | Entec Medical Business Manager
Date & Time: September 17th, 2020 | 1:00 - 2:00 PM ET
Description: With the COVID-19 pandemic, there’s been renewed interest in ESCR (environmental stress cracking resistant) materials and antimicrobial additives for all manner of durable plastic products. Today’s healthcare-grade chemical disinfectants, which kill viruses, bacteria and other microbes, are being used pervasively. Unfortunately, these caustic chemical disinfectants attack molded-in stresses which result in cracking, crazing and premature product failure. There are also many questions regarding the available antimicrobial additives, their use, efficacy and associated marketing claims. In this session we will review critical material performance considerations, including ESCR by material type, and the different antimicrobial additive technologies which effectively kill microbes between cleanings and their compatibility with a variety of resins.
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