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Some 50 % of materials used in medical engineering are plastics. The proportion of high-performance plastics is growing particularly fast. For many years our LUVOCOM® team has been dealing with trends in medical engineering. Consequently, alongside the broad selection of materials and accompanying functionalities, we also offer you comprehensive advice from material selection through to applications engineering. Come and talk to us with your wishes and problems – we’ll develop the solution together.

The fundamentals are right for medicine

Components and systems in medical technology are increasingly making use of innovative compounds, mainly based on high-temperature-resistant, amorphous and partially crystalline plastics such as PEEK, PPS, PPSU and PEI. Our compounds based on these polymers meet the special requirements for 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

Using additives and special manufacturing procedures, our development engineers give compounds a tailor-made property profile. This means that it is not only possible to adjust the mechanical values, colour and laser marking qualities to meet specific client requirements but also parameters such as the flow characteristics. The main area of use for our LUVOCOM® compounds 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
  • Sterilizable
  • Biocompatible
  • Antibacterial
  • Individual tests possible
  • Tailor-made solutions
  • Pigmentable

Support in authorization procedures

Devices and parts that come into contact with skin, tissue or body fluids are subject to special provisions. Our LUVOCOM® team also supports the manufacturers of such parts 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.

Handles for sterilization containers made of LUVOCOM®
Handles for sterilization containers made of LUVOCOM<sup>®</sup>, chemically resistant, in various pigmentations.

Diverse fields of application:

  • 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