Introducing a new portfolio of medical glass-filled polycarbonates
Thinner and light-weight parts in medical devices
Glass-filled Makrolon® can be used to design equipment housings or other parts of surgical instruments and therefore replace metal parts. With glass-filled Makrolon®, polycarbonate parts can be made smaller and thinner, resulting in an overall reduction in weight, which can improve the ease of use of handheld devices and portable equipment.
Achieving high gloss through Rapid Heat Cycle Molding
A plastic component’s surface quality plays a vital role in the functionality and aesthetics of medical devices and equipment. Glass-filled Makrolon® can also achieve a high gloss surface with rapid heat cycle molding (RHCM).
Our expanded materials offering gives healthcare OEMs access to a wide range of glass-filled polycarbonate products that deliver performance tailored to fit their applications.
- Superior strength: Glass-filled Makrolon® portfolio offers the required balance of strength and stiffness for surgical instruments, internal and external components of medical devices. Use them to replace over-engineered parts or to replace metal structures in your device.
- Biocompatibility: Glass-filled Makrolon® fulfills ISO 10993 regulation standards.
- Lightweight: Glass-filled Makrolon® offers a high strength-to-weight ratio, making it the perfect replacement to metal parts in your surgical instruments or medical devices, while maintaining their strength and dimensional stability.