Wonder Polyamides for the Healthcare and Pharmaceutical Industry
Engineered plastics have become indispensable in the healthcare, bio-engineering, and pharmaceutical industry. PA6 is often the material of choice for medical devices and medical packaging.
Advantages of specialty polymers like PA6 and PA66 for the healthcare industry include:
- Low Weight
- Self-lubricating (low coefficient of friction)
- Excellent Wear and Abrasion resistance
- High Impact strength
- Wear Resistant
- Anti-Friction grades can be created
- Dental Instruments and grips
- Dental drilling and suction equipment
- Surgical Grips
- Endoscopic Equipment
- Minimal invasive products
- Sliding and wear parts for pharmaceutical handling and packaging
- Analytical and Diagnostic equipment
- Transport and sliding parts
- Nozzles, adapters, caps
- Optics and lenses
Oxo-Biodegradable Masterbatches make the plastic degradable after a certain period of time when dumped. They can be incorporated in the production of plastics items which are discarded after use such as biomedical collection bags and hospital garbage bags, pouches, food trays, glasses, etc.
High flow, unreinforced, Polybutylene Terephthalate, PBT, with mold release is ideal for medical devices and pharmaceutical applications. Several other devices and instruments can be manufactured using engineered plastics made with PA6 and PA66, such as valves and pumps, dry powder inhalers, safety devices for syringes, pen injectors, surgical Instruments, fluid and gas management devices, and prosthetics.
The mechanical and optical properties of PA6 and PA66 complemented with their superior oxygen barrier features make them the material of choice for medical packaging. They resist high temperatures during sterilization, facilitate longer shelf life, and also provide good transparency for presentation.