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.
Makrolon and VIVAK clear sheet Light Transmission (minimum value)
Prime LDPE 049
Machinists Tips - Milling
When face milling, use positive geometry cutter bodies. Quadrant Service & Support provides guidance when milling plastics.
TIVAR® Ceram P® UHMW-PE Plastic Sheets
Reduce maintenance downtime, extend equipment service life and reduce replacement part costs with Quadrant Engineering Plastic Products.
TIVAR® H.O.T., UHMW Sheets, TIVAR® UHMW
Formulated -- exclusively from Quadrant EPP -- to maintain key performance properties in an extended temperature range.
TECAFORM™ SAN and TECAPRO™ SAN
TECAFORM™ and TECAPRO™ SAN provide an additional safety factor in reducing incidence of bacterial contamination.
Rochling Sustaplast Polystone
Material Properties and Machining Guidelines for Polystone® G, Polystone® P–H and Polystone® P–C
Dimensionally stable and light weight. Resistant to chemicals with stable colour.
UltraPoplin™ PES C240
UltraPoplin PES C240 is 7.1 oz. and is knitted 100% polyester with a digital coating on one side allowing for a vibrant print quality. The poplin texture has a slight stretch, making it ideal for expanding over frame systems and structure applications.