Accession Number : AD0755549

Title :   Autoclavable Thermoplastic, PPO*, Polyphenylene Oxide, for Surgical Instruments.

Descriptive Note : Final rept. 8 Apr-31 Jul 65,

Corporate Author : GENERAL ELECTRIC CO BRIDGEPORT CONN CHEMICAL DEVELOPMENT OPERATION

Personal Author(s) : Shenian,P. ; Stieger,F. ; Abolins,V.

Report Date : 30 NOV 1969

Pagination or Media Count : 287

Abstract : This report covers the various phases of the work to develop PPO polymer compositions suitable for injection molding of autoclavable surgical retractors. The moldability, physical properties, and fungus resistance of these plastics are reported. (AF-PL)

Descriptors :   (*MEDICAL EQUIPMENT, PLASTICS), (*SURGICAL INSTRUMENTS, *PLASTICS), (*REINFORCED PLASTICS, SURGICAL INSTRUMENTS), (*MOLDINGS, PLASTICS), GLASS, HYDROLYSIS, MECHANICAL PROPERTIES, EXTRUSION, PHYSICAL PROPERTIES, FUNGUS DETERIORATION, PRODUCTION, STERILIZATION

Subject Categories : Medical Facilities, Equipment and Supplies
      Laminates and Composite Materials

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE