The Effect of Sterilization Methods on Plastics and Elastomers

The Effect of Sterilization Methods on Plastics and Elastomers

2nd Edition - December 31, 2004

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  • Author: Liesl K. Massey
  • eBook ISBN: 9780815519232

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This extensively updated second edition was created for medical device, medical packaging, and food packaging design engineers, material product technical support, and research/development personnel. This comprehensive databook contains important characteristics and properties data on the effects of sterilization methods on plastics and elastomers. It provides a ready reference for comparing materials in the same family as well as materials in different families. Data is presented on 43 major plastic and elastomer packaging materials, including biodegradable or organic polymers. New to this edition are resin chapters containing textual summary information including: category; general description; applications; resistances to particular sterilization methods; and regulatory status considerations for use in medical devices and medical/food packaging. The resin chapter material supplier trade name product data is presented in graphical and tabular format, with results normalized to SI units, retaining the familiar format of the best selling first edition and allowing easy comparison between materials and test conditions.

Readership

Medical device, medical packaging, and food packaging design engineers, material product technical support, and research/development personnel.

Table of Contents

  • Sterilization Methods
    Sterilization Stability of Materials
    Comparative Radiation Stability
    The Effect of Ionizing Radiation on Polymers
    Radiation Stabilizers
    The Effects of Gamma Sterilization on Color Change
    Regulatory Status
    Resin Chapters
    Acetal
    ABS
    Fluoropolymers
    Nylon
    Polycarbonate
    Polyester
    Liquid Crystal Polymer
    Polyimide
    Polyketone
    Polyolefin
    Polyphenylene Sulfide
    Polystyrene
    Polysulfone
    Polyurethane
    Styrene Acrylonitrile
    Styrene Butadiene Copolymers
    Polyvinyl Chloride
    Thermoplastic Alloys
    Thermoplastic Elastomers
    Silicone
    Biodegradable or Organic
    References
    Glossary
    Indices
    Table and Graph Index
    Trade Name Index

Product details

  • No. of pages: 413
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © William Andrew 2005
  • Published: December 31, 2004
  • Imprint: William Andrew
  • eBook ISBN: 9780815519232

About the Author

Liesl K. Massey

Affiliations and Expertise

Fina Oil and Chemical Company

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