Our expertise in injection molding thin-wall, tight tolerance, geometrically complex components utilizing chemically inert materials such as fluoropolymers and PEEK make us particularly well suited for medical device applications. Additionally, we make extensive use of robotic handling and vision inspection systems to achieve exacting quality standards not possible by other inspection methods.
Inert Thermoplastic Components For Bio-compatibility
Thermoplastics, inclusive of PEKK, PEEK and Fluoropolymers (e.g., FEP and PFA), are commonly used in medical applications due to their low extractables and leachables, chemical inertness, lubricity and moisture barrier properties. Contrary to common wisdom, we are able to injection mold thin walled, geometrically complex parts utilizing these materials in a direct gated, multi-cavity mold resulting in substantial cost savings.
Fluoropolymers in particular are well suited for difficult and demanding drug delivery, product storage and medical device applications due to their suitability in storing delicate molecules and chemically aggressive compounds or when dispensing viscous liquids and inhalable powders. Potential applications include:
- IV system components
- Liquid and powder inhalation devices
- Storage bottles, containers, vials and closures
- Plastic pumps and fittings
- Chromatography fittings and components
- Syringes and plungers
- Tube fittings
- Specimen baskets
- Surgical equipment
- Valves and seals
- Forceps and clip applicators
- Instrument handles
- Brain surgery head restraint
Please contact us to discuss your next project.