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Medical Technology & Orthopedics

Plastics for medical technology and orthopaedics

As the world’s population rises and becomes ever older, so the need for modern and efficient medical provision takes on increasing importance. Safe, innovative and efficient materials are essential if the high standards of modern medicine are to be met. Few sectors place such high requirements on materials. Röchling Industrial offers plastics for medical technology and orthopaedics:

  • Medical grade products: biocompatible plastics specially designed for medical technology
  • Europe’s largest stock of semi-finished biocompatible plastics

Your advantages

  • Materials tested to ISO 10993-5 on the semi-finished product
  • Resistant to standard cleaning agents and disinfectants
  • High surface quality

Typical areas of application

  • Operating theatres
  • Hospitals
  • Doctors’ practices
  • Pharmaceutical firms
  • Laboratories
  • Care homes

Product examples

Materials for ventilators

Designing and manufacturing ventilators imposes great responsibility upon the manufacturer. To treat patients safely, ventilators must meet the highest medical requirements in terms of functionality, reliability and process stability. We support manufacturers in the design process with our wide range of thermoplastics. Our plastics are used in ventilators all over the world and their properties contribute to the high functionality, reliability and process stability.

Breast biopsy unit made of SUSTAPEEK MG

Machined to close tolerances according to the customer’s drawing, the breast biopsy unit made of SUSTAPEEK MG offers excellent resistance to all conventional forms of cleaning and sterilisation processes. However, the material also has extremely high dimensional stability, which is vital for the application. SUSTAPEEK is biocompatible according to DIN EN ISO 10993-5. The tests were performed directly on the semi-finished product.

Components for magnetic resonance tomography (MRT)

Made of glassfibre-reinforced plastic, Durostone® is permeable for magnetic fields, making it excellently suited for use in magnetic resonance tomography (MRT). Components made of Durostone® include patient beds, coil supports made of coiled rings and spacers machined according to customer drawings.

Polystone® P ortho – ankle-foot orthoses

We developed our Polystone® P ortho product range for the various requirements and applications of orthopaedic technology. The ortho products offer optimized thermoforming and shrink properties as well as high surface quality. These properties make them ideally suited for a variety of applications such as ankle-foot orthoses (picture).

Arrange technical advice

The performance and service life of materials used for medical technology and orthopaedics are influenced by a variety of factors. These factors must be taken into account in order to select the right materials. Examples:

  • Contact with detergents and disinfectants
  • Requirements on surface quality
  • Design conditions
  • Dimensions and tolerances

We are happy to advise you on the selection of suitable materials for your particular application. Just use our contact form at the bottom of the page and write to us.