When it comes to health care, you rely on medical professionals to provide effective treatment, use state-of the-art equipment and to do so in safe, clean facilities. To meet those expectations, many health care providers and facilities rely on medical applications that use diisocyanates chemistry to make polyurethane materials, some of which help combat the Coronavirus (COVID-19) and other diseases.
Diisocyanates (aromatic and aliphatic) are a family of chemical building blocks that have been used for decades to make a wide variety of polyurethane products, such as foams, coatings, adhesives, sealants, elastomers and molded items. Polyurethanes are used by many medical device manufacturers (OEMs) to produce health care products valued for their safety, effectiveness and comfort. OEMs work with material suppliers to determine the suitability of those materials for the product being developed. OEMs also test their products for their intended uses, many of which are subject to strict regulatory approvals before the products can be made available to the public.