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Medical Applications

Medical Applications

To help the medical industry meet today's challenges we provide a portfolio of Life Science Grade Materials which are pre-qualified biocompatible, helping to save precious time and money. In addition to Life Science Grade materials, we also provide a broad range of plastics that offer FDA compliance. These materials are well suited for production and process equipment in chemically intense analytical instrumentation where direct body contact is not required.

Bearing
Problem
A metallic ball bearing assembly had reached its maximum capability. Designers needed a lighter, higher performance system.
Solution
A PAI assembly replaced a steel cage that help hardened steel balls and a bronze bushing.
Benefits
Frequently engineering plastics are used to eliminate or revise a system. In this case, the light weight of PAI coupled with its lubrication-free performance met the needs of this manufacturer's new design.
Sighting Arm
Problem
Orthopedic surgeons needed a more durable device that didn't require exposure to x-rays.
Solution
Duratron U1000 PEI allows the doctor to realign the fracture, lock the beam and drill holes for the required titanium screws.
Benefits
Duratron U1000 PEI has greater impact resistance than polysulfone and doesn 't require the surgeon to be exposed to x-rays as the original steel part forced.
Medical Carrier
Problem
Cleaning aluminum parts was tedious and costly.
Solution
Parts fabricated from PSU easily replaced ineffective aluminum.
Benefits
The PSU parts were able to be steam cleaned and more easily dealt with lab chemicals and radiation.
Dialysis Equipment Component
Problem
Smaller, lighter equipment is being requested from medical device designers.
Solution
PSU replaced the stainless steel parts used on early designs.
Benefits
PSU is nearly 7 times lighter than stainless steel. - The plastic material easily withstands repeated autoclave cycles.
Ferrule
Problem
The coated stainless steel wore the mating parts and required constant maintenance.
Solution
Intricately machined PPSU ferrules eliminated the wear while offering other benefits.
Benefits
Low moisture absorption and good dimensional stability were critical. In addition were the benefits of easy cleaning and improved impact resistance.

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