Materials solutions for medical technology
Devices, instruments and systems in medical technology are increasingly making use of innovative compounds, mainly based on high-temperature and chemically resistant, amorphous and partially crystalline plastics such as PEEK, PPS, PPSU and PEI. Our compounds based on these polymers meet the special requirements relating to biocompatibility, sterilizability by different procedures, good resistance to media and radiation, transparency to X-rays and NMR as well as good mechanical properties at high temperatures.
Client-specific and tailor-made products
We offer made-to-measure solutions for medical technology. This means that it is not only possible to adjust the mechanical properties, colour and laser marking qualities to meet specific client requirements but also parameters such as the flow characteristics. As a result, it becomes possible to implement innovative and sophisticated constructions and shapes. One approach is to provide substitute materials for metals – primarily for reasons of design, function, weight and cost. The miniaturization of parts and components also plays a major role because it can generally only be achieved with special compounds.
Properties of LUVOCOM® compounds for medical engineering:
- Chemically resistant
- Individual tests possible
- Tailor-made solutions
Support in authorization procedures
Devices and parts that come into contact with skin, tissue or body fluids are subject to special provisions. We support you during authorization. Individual material tests are possible, such as in compliance with EN ISO 10993-5 (cytotoxicity assessment). We also offer this on an individual batch basis. .
Diverse fields of applications
- Surgical instruments
- Dental instruments
- Temporary implants
- Cases and handles of containers, operating theatre lights and equipment
- Functional parts such as gear wheels, friction bearings, pump parts, measuring pistons and control knobs