- Health technology
Approved materials for the pharmaceutical industry and healthcare.
The world’s population is ageing rapidly, and the planet must accommodate more and more people. With the general rise in living standards and developments in health care, also the average life expectancy is increasing steadily.
This is going to pose numerous new challenges for health care and medicine. In addition to fulfilling basic needs such as those for food and water, we must meet the global need for more efficient treatment methods, better and lower-cost equipment, and new developments that are essential for caring for an ageing population.
Plastic materials are growing in demand in a wide range of medical and healthcare applications. Thanks to their versatility and unique properties, plastics enable innovations that cannot be achieved with other materials.
We supply medical-grade materials produced by Ensinger GmbH, a leading manufacturer in the field.
Ensinger GmbH’s materials and semi-finished products have passed rigorous testing. They are safe for demanding uses in humans and have FDA approval. These materials are compliant with the DIN-EN-ISO 13485:2003 standard. The materials can be appropriately sterilised with all commonly used sterilisation methods. They are resistant to chemicals and act as electrical insulators.
THE STRENGTHS OF PLASTIC MATERIALS
- high chemical-resistance
- good resistance to detergents and disinfectants
- suitability for machining
- bio‑compatibility (ISO 10993)
- traceability throughout the delivery chain, from raw material to finished product (EN ISO 13485)
Applications of medical-grade plastics
Medical-grade plastics are used in numerous applications, such as orthopaedics/treatment of injuries, surgery, diagnostics, therapies/treatment, dental care and sterilisation. Below, you can find out more about common medical applications and the materials used.
- X-ray equipment
- Mammography devices
- Tomography systems
- Dental-care equipment
- Laboratory devices
Covers, shields, windows, push-buttons
ABS, ABS+PMMA, ABS+PC, PMMA, PC, PETG VIVAK, also painted components
PET, POM, POM+PE, PA6, PTFE, PET, PEE
Electronic components, gaskets
CEM-1, GPO-3, G11, FR-4
FURNITURE AND FURNISHINGS
- Hospital furniture
- Operating theatre furnishings
- Physiotherapy equipment
Covers, shields, windows, basins, tables, lighting fixtures
ABS, ABS+PMMA, ABS+PC, PMMA, PC, PETG, PC MAKROLON LED, also painted components
PET, POM, POM+PE, PA6, PTFE, PE1000
- Items that require sterilisation Implants
TECAFORM MT (POM), TECAPEEK MT, PPSU, TECASON E (PES), TECASON P MT (PSU), TECANAT (PC Tekn.), Simona Simolife EVA