With the continuous progress of extreme plastic performance characteristics, the medical industry has seen a sharp rise in the prevalence of advanced engineered plastics. Radel®, Polysulfone, and Ultem® materials are capable of withstanding both high temperatures and steam immersion, making them ideal in the medical industry due to sanitation (autoclavability) requirements. The high chemical resistance of many plastic materials can also extend the life of repeatedly cleaned items.
FDA compliant materials like Teflon® and Acetal® are also often found in medical applications. Even materials such as UHMW are being used as knee and hip replacements, while material like PEEK are becoming increasingly common as implantables.
Here are some of the Medical applications we provide customers:
- Testing chambers
- Pharmaceutical Production Components
- Surgical Instrumentation Handles
- Sterilization Trays
Or call us at 1-800-354-5344 to discuss your application.