Our Ask the Experts link has been filled with questions about the use of plastics in the medical and bio-medical fields.
There are lots of different plastics that can be used in these applications. Common types of biocompatible plastics include PVC and Polyethylene, PEEK, Polycarbonate, PEI, Polysulfone, Polypropylene, Polyurethane, and Ultem. Ultem, for instance, is great for sophisticated uses like respiratory devices and pumps. Our inventory also includes amorphous plastics for applications where transparency is important, such as in tubing.
When choosing medical-grade plastics, be aware of: