Medical Equip & Supply
MEDICAL EQUIPMENT & SUPPLIES
Plastics have transformed the medical equipment and supplies industry, creating new possibilities improving the standard of living for millions of people through medical supply improvements. The use of plastics is quickly growing in the areas of orthotics and prosthetics, taking advantage of plastics' unique characteristics.
Advantages of plastics
The advantages of plastics for Medical Equipment and Supplies are numerous. Plastics are much lighter than metal, which equate into better fuel economy and cheaper to manufacture parts. Additionally, the lighter weight aids in safer material handling. Plastics can be designed to be impact and dent resistant, and modified for improved strength. Corrosion resistance, color and texture flexibility, the economical components and aesthetics are other advantages of plastics.
Materials Utilized Within Industry
Medical materials that meet FDA and USP Class VI requirements and certifications and lot & batch traceability, include PEEK, Radel, Ultem, Acetal, Noryl, Polycarbonate and ABS.
Tuffak® Optical Grade High-Impact Polycarbonate Sheet
When you need a clear, rugged sheet for the toughest applications. Excellent for uses including transit shelters, protective laminations, window glazing and more.
TECAFORM™ AH ID (Metal Detectable Acetal)
TECAFORM™ AH ID is the first commercially available thermoplastic that can be detected by the standard metal detection equipment typically used in food quality inspection.
Tecaform™ Acetal Copolymer
TECAFORM™ is commonly used as bushings, rollers, wear strips and other applications requiring a combination of strength, low moisture absorption, chemical resistance and dimensional stability.
Rochling Sustaplast Sustarin H
Material Properties and Machining Guidelines for Sustarin H, Sustarin H AF and Sustarin AF - DE588.
Rochling Sustaplast Sustarin C
Material Properties and Machining Guidelines for Sustarin C, Sustarin C ESD 60, Sustarin ESD 90 and Sustarin C TF.
Cast Acrylic (Polymethyl methacrylate or PMMA)
Cell cast acrylic is a lightweight, flexible and impact resistant substitute for glass. It has better optical quality and better physical properties than extruded acrylic.
Plexiglas® Vision Acrylic Sheet
The newest innovation for overhead and rear projection screens. Keep images visible from every angle, up-close, far away, one-side or both.
Plexiglas® MC Fluorescent Color Series Acrylic Sheet
Set your displays on fire with luminescent neon colors. In normal light, the sheets glow as if illuminated from within. Add more UV light and the colors intensify.
Tecamid™ Nylon Sheets and Rods
TECAMID™ is an ideal material for metal replacement in applications whose design requirements include high strength, toughness, and weight reduction.
Rochling Sustaplast Sustamid 6G and Sustaglide
Material Properties and Machining Guidelines for Sustamid 6G, Sustamid 6G Blue, Sustamid 6G MoS2, Sustamid 6G OL, Sustaglide and Sustaglide Plus.