Plastics in Medical Manufacturing 2020

Nithin Raikar

Nithin Raikar

Sr. Business Manager, Global Product Management

Keeping Medical Equipment Clean and Durable: High Performance Copolymers to Address Infection Control Challenges


SABIC has introduced a new family of polycarbonate (PC) copolymers that feature  exceptional chemical resistance needed to enhance the durability and resilience of medical devices and equipment housings. The company's proprietary copolymer technology can help prevent premature part failure from environmental stress cracking (ESC) due to increasingly aggressive disinfectants, such as alcohols, peroxides and quaternary ammonium compounds, used to prevent hospital-acquired infections (HAIs). The new portfolio includes amorphous and semi-crystalline materials that can serve as potential drop-in solutions in existing production tooling. The presentation will focus on challenges and material solutions to help mitigate healthcare disinfectant exposure.

About the Speaker

Nithin Raikar is a Sr. Business Manager at SABIC Specialties for LNPTM Resins and Compounds. Mr. Raikar leads the development and execution of product strategy for the polycarbonate copolymers resin portfolio, including launching new products to serve the needs of a wide range of market segments and industries. Since joining the organization in 2005, Mr. Raikar has worked across multiple functional disciplines in manufacturing, strategy, and product management. Mr. Raikar holds B.S. and M.S degrees in Chemical Engineering from the University of Rochester (Rochester, NY) and a M.B.A degree from Drexel University (Philadelphia, PA).

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