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Zelux® GS
(polycarbonate - gamma stabilized)
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Medical grade Zelux GS polycarbonate is produced from resin formulated to meet the stringent performance characteristics and requirements of the healthcare industry. Suitable for EtO gas and limited autoclaving sterilization, the resin also has proprietary color enhancement technology to reduce color shift caused by gamma radiation.

The following physical property information is based on typical values of the base polycarbonate resin.

 
Mechanical Properties
  Units ASTM Test Result
Flexural Modulus psi D790 340,000
Flexural Strength @yield psi D790 14,200
Hardness-Rockwell R - D785 R118
Izod Impact Strength Notched @ 73°F ft·lbs/in D256 17.0
Izod Impact Strength Un-notched ft·lbs/in D256 60.0
Tensile Elongation @break % D638 135.0
Tensile Strength @break psi D638 10,000
Tensile Strength @yield psi D638 9,000

 
Thermal Properties
  Units ASTM Test Result
Coefficient of Thermal Expansion in/in/°F D696 3.8 X 10-5
Heat Deflection Temp. @66 psi °F D648 280
Heat Deflection Temp. @264 psi °F D648 270

 
Other Properties
  Units ASTM Test Result
Specific Gravity - D792 1.20
 

 
Applications Include:
• Surgical equipment
• Instrument components
• Housings and covers

 
Advantages of Zelux® GS:
• Resin is USP Class VI compliant
• Excellent impact resistance
• Lot controlled and traceable
• Easy to machine
• Optical clarity

Manufacturing Capabilities:
Standard:
Rod: 1” to 11/2” diameter
Rod length: 48”
Non-Standard:
Rod: 3/8” to 6” diameter
Slab: 3/8” to 6” thick

 
Color/Grades:
Clear with blue tint (custom tints and opaques available).

 
*In addition to our standard capabilities, Westlake also has the ability to process custom resins in various sizes and colors with some exceptions.

 
Zelux® GS is a registed trademark of Westlake Plastics Co.

 


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