Plastics in Medical Manufacturing 2020

Paul Nowatzki

Paul nowatzki


Compatibility of Polycarbonates with Disinfectants Used Against COVID-19


We tested several polycarbonate-based materials for compatibility with disinfectants on the U.S. EPA “List N” for use against SARS-CoV-2, the coronavirus that causes COVID-19. Compatibility depended on whether the disinfectants were in continuous contact or periodically wiped. The results suggest certain inactive ingredients play key roles in promoting stress cracking.

About the Speaker

Paul Nowatzki is a product expert at Covestro, supporting healthcare applications of polycarbonate. He manages new product development projects and is a technical consultant for business development. He has a Ph.D. in chemical engineering from Caltech and a bachelor's degree in chemical engineering from the University of Minnesota - Twin Cities.

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