Medical

MEDICAL

Plastics are heavily used in the medical industry because of their unique properties and capabilities. Unlike some materials, plastics are extremely resistant to most chemicals, easy to sterilize, and are both strong and lightweight.

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Applications

• Surgical instrument handles/grips
• Dental instrument handles/grips
• Endoscopic housing/eyepieces
• Sterilization trays/caddies
• X-ray and MRI parts
• Dialysis machines housings
• Radiation shielding
• Pharmaceutical production/packaging
• Fluid distribution-valves

Benefits

• Low manufacturing costs
• Low friction and wear
• Lightweight
• Resistant to high temperature
• Chemical resistance
• Impact resistance
• Easy to create ergonomic designs
• Good strength, toughness and hardness
• Can handle repeated sterilization
• Antimicrobial options