Surgical: Specialized materials for critical medical applications
Medical device manufacturers rely on our portfolio of medical-grade polycarbonates, blends and specialty films for a wide variety of surgical applications. These materials are often necessary to produce instruments and equipment surgeons can depend on during even the most complex operations.
Surgical procedures are becoming increasingly complex with the move toward minimally invasive procedures, and the demand for safe surgical equipment continues to rise. Reliable material solutions, offering a range of engineering properties, are a necessity when designing critical instruments and equipment.
Medical-grade polycarbonates and blends for surgical devices
Our specialized medical-grade polycarbonates and blends meet properties required for surgical devices, including mechanical strength, dimensional stability, chemical resistance, heat resistance, and glass-like transparency while also supporting sterilization methods commonly used in the industry.
For devices that demand superior and lasting strength
For devices that demand superior and lasting strengthGlass-filled medical Makrolon® polycarbonate offers the required balance of strength, stiffness and biocompatibility for surgical instruments, making it an alternative to metal. Device components can be made smaller and thinner to improve the ease of use of handheld devices and portable equipment.
For reliable surgical devices
For reliable surgical devicesBiocompatible Makrolon® polycarbonate offers toughness, glass-like transparency, dimensional stability, and the ability to be sterilized across a spectrum of techniques. These attributes make it well-suited to applications including trocars, robotic components, blood oxygenators and reservoirs.
For high-heat medical devices
For high-heat medical devicesShortening patient wait-times by speeding up the process needed to disinfect instruments after each treatment can improve efficiency in clinical and hospital environments. Tristel Solutions set out to achieve exactly this with its new Stella System, enabled by Apec® 1745 high-heat polycarbonate.
New portfolio of Low Friction Makrolon® polycarbonate
New portfolio of Low Friction Makrolon® polycarbonateCovestro developed a new portfolio of low friction polycarbonates for medical applications with sliding components. Biocompatible low friction Makrolon® also has the ability to be sterilized across a broad spectrum of techniques including gamma sterilization.
Platilon® and Dureflex® TPU films for surgical applications
Platilon® and Dureflex® TPU films for surgical applicationsTPU films offer customized properties such as an innate soft touch, good visual clarity, tensile strength, and good puncture and temperature resistance. Find out why Platilon® and Dureflex® TPU films are the material of choice for numerous applications in the operation room (OR).
Infection control of surgical equipment
Infection control of surgical equipmentArticulated OR equipment, such as surgical robots, requires a greater range of movement, and their electrical motors emit heat. Protective sleeves and covers made with TPU films offer elevated performance and good tear and high heat resistance, and protect patient and staff from contamination.
Low gloss TPU film grades for incision drapes
Low gloss TPU film grades for incision drapesThe thin but strong and elastic features of TPU films used in incision drapes allow them to be suitable for diverse surgeries. Low gloss TPU films provide clear surgical site visuals without glare, which improves the focus and concentration of surgeons and medical teams.
Flexible drapes for cooling/warming machines
Flexible drapes for cooling/warming machinesTPU films for drapes in slush machines and fluid warming equipment provide a sterile barrier. High tear resistance ensures the integrity of the drape during usage. Good drapability favors film anchorage to the basin during the surgical procedure.
Reliable support during procedure
Reliable support during procedureHigh tensile strength and puncture resistance of TPU films make gel filled surgical positioners and inflatable warming blankets resistant to damage and tears. Formulations with good hydrolytic stability reduce material degradation for device longevity.
Secure retrieval of specimen
Secure retrieval of specimenThe good mechanical strength of TPU films in specimen retrieval bags lowers the risk of tears and spillage, enhancing patient safety. The highly pliable films easily roll up and unfold to facilitate insertion through a small incision.
Thermoplastic Films: For high demands of medical packaging
Thermoplastic Films: For high demands of medical packagingThe packaging plays a key role in safeguarding the integrity and safety of medical products. It requires high sterility, high impact and puncture resistance as well as excellent hydrolysis and fungal resistance. Our Thermoplastic Films meet those high requirements - learn more in our brochure.
High standard packaging for high-value breast implants
High standard packaging for high-value breast implantsFor the packaging of breast implants, our Makrofol® MA507 and MA336 transparent medical-grade films are the material of choice. They are impact and crack-resistant and can withstand the most effective form of sterilization.