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Polymer Materials Vendor Sterilization Regulatory Clarity
Rigid Polymers
ABS INEOS Styrolution Gamma/E Beam (may lose some impact), EtO (avoid repeated cycles) USP Class VI, ISO 10993 Opaque
PMMA Arkema Gamma/E Beam (may discolor), EtO USP Class VI, FDA Transparent
Blends & Alloys Covestro, Trinseo, INEOS Styrolution, PolyOne Gamma/E Beam, EtO USP Class VI, ISO 10993 Opaque/Transparent
Cellulosic Eastman Gamma/E Beam, EtO USP Class VI, ISO 10993, FDA Transparent
EVA Celanese, DuPont, Westlake Gamma/E Beam, EtO USP Class VI, FDA Opaque/Transparent
HDPE, LDPE, ULPE Dow, CP Chem, Westlake, DuPont Gamma/E Beam, EtO USP Class VI, FDA Opaque/Translucent
HIPS & GPPS Americas Styrenics, INEOS Styrolution Gamma/E Beam (may discolor), EtO (avoid repeated cycles) USP Class VI, FDA Transparent
Polyamides DuPont, PolyOne, Arkema Gamma/E Beam (may discolor), EtO USP Class VI, ISO 10993, FDA Opaque
PBT, PET DuPont Gamma/E Beam (may discolor), EtO USP Class VI, ISO 10993, FDA PBT – Opaque
PET – Transparent
Copolyester Eastman Gamma/E Beam (may discolor), EtO USP Class VI, ISO 10993, FDA PBT – Opaque
PET – Transparent
PC Covestro, Trinseo Gamma/E Beam (may discolor), EtO, Autoclave (limited) USP Class VI, ISO 10993 Transparent
POM DuPont EtO USP Class VI, ISO 10993, FDA Opaque
PP Lyondellbasell, Flint Hills, INEOS, PolyOne Gamma/E Beam (must be stabilized), EtO USP Class VI, FDA Translucent, Transparent
PSU, PPSU BASF Gamma/E Beam, EtO, Autoclave USP Class VI, ISO 10993, FDA Transparent
PVC PolyOne: Geon Gamma/E Beam (must be stabilized), EtO (must be out-gassed) USP Class VI, FDA Transparent
SAN INEOS Styrolution Gamma/ E Beam (color may be affected and may lose some impact), EtO (avoid repeated cycles) ISO 10993 Transparent
SBC CP Chem, INEOS Styrolution Gamma/E Beam, EtO USP Class VI, FDA Transparent
Thermoplastic Elastomers (TPEs)
ENG TPE DuPont, Arkema Gamma/E Beam, EtO USP Class VI, ISO 10993, FDA Opaque
fPVC PolyOne: Geon Gamma/E Beam (must be stabilized), EtO (must be out-gassed) USP Class VI, FDA Transparent
POE Dow Gamma/E Beam, EtO USP Class VI, FDA Opaque/Transparent
SEBS PolyOne: GLS Gamma/E Beam, EtO USP Class VI, FDA Transparent
TPU Covestro Gamma/E Beam (may discolor), EtO USP Class VI, ISO 10993, FDA Transparent
TPV PolyOne: GLS, ExxonMobil Gamma/E Beam (may cause loss in physical properties), EtO USP Class VI, FDA Opaque
Thermoset Elastomers
Polyisoprene Kraton CariflexTM Gamma, E Beam, EtO, Autoclave USP Class VI, FDA Transparent
Silicone Dow Corning Gamma, EtO, Autoclave USP Class VI, ISO 10993, FDA Transparent
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