COC/COP

COC and COP offer many advantages over traditional amorphous plastics used in fluidic manifolds (such as acrylic, polycarbonate, and Ultem®). As with amorphous plastics, COC and COP retain their properties to near glass temperature. Both COC and COP are suitable for optical applications.

COC/COP AT A GLANCE

  • Best in class for transparency and light transmission
  • Low fluorescence
  • Low water absorption
  • Biocompatible
  • Superior chemical resistance
  • Very brittle and hard; does not scratch easily
  • Multiple temperature grades to 275°F working temperature
  • Suitable for optical applications
  • Often used in microfluidics and life sciences
  • Stock shapes not often available
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More about COC & COP

Ultem® combines exceptional strength and rigidity with excellent thermal properties, including outstanding heat resistance under continuous operating temperatures. This material can also be reinforced with glass fiber for increased rigidity.

COC & COP's General Engineering Characteristics

  • Best-in-class transparency and light transmission
  • Low fluorescence
  • Low water absorption (hydrophobic)
  • Bio-compatibility
  • Superior chemical resistance (Acids, alkalis, hydrolysis)
  • Low birefringence
  • Dimensionally stable
  • Good tensile and hardness
  • Low creep