COC and COP Manifolds At A Glance
- Best in class for transparency and light transmission
- Low autofluorescence, UV transparent for fluorescent imaging applications
- Low water absorption (hydrophobic, less than 10x acrylic)
- Superior chemical resistance for the amorphous material class
- Resists most polar solvent like acetone, and methanol and acids and alkalis,
- Very brittle and hard; does not scratch easily
- Wide range of grades to 275°F working temperature
- Suitable for optical applications
- Excellent durability
- Dimensionally stable
- Low creep
More about COC & COP for Fluidic Manifolds
COC and COP plastics share glass’s exceptional optical properties while also offering exceptional transparency, low birefringence, a high Abbe number, and high heat resistance. Unlike polycarbonate and acrylics, COC and COP exhibit moisture insensitivity, giving them an advantage over competing materials.
The materials’ biocompatibility makes COC/COP great options for microfluidics and life science, although the unavailability of stock shapes is a potential downside.