Polymer remains transparent after repeated sterilisation

Paul Boughton

TPX polymethylpentene is a lightweight, transparent, semi-crystalline material with outstanding resistance to both steam sterilisation and a wide range of chemicals.

Unlike some polymeric materials that discolour or embrittle after just a few cycles in an autoclave, TPX remains transparent and strong. Items made with this polymer can be re-used many times, promoting reuse rather than recycling and contributing to greater sustainability.   
Characteristics of TPX include: low density; resistance to steam and chemicals; does not absorb water; visible light transmission ~92-94 per cent; low refractive index; non-stick properties
TPX is suitable for use in food containers, sterilisation cases, laboratory equipment, LED moulds, etc. TPX also has excellent UV transmission characteristics, making it useful in UV sterilisation equipment.
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