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From the Industry Experts
Ensinger's TECAPEEK™ MT
Ensinger is expanding their testing program for medical grade TECAPEEK to include a 30 percent carbon fiber filled grade. TECAPEEK shapes are produced from Victrex PEEK 450 resin. The carbon fiber filled grades are formulated by Ensinger and are available in extruded shapes, TECAPEEK CF30 and compression molded shapes, TECAPEEK XP 98. Shapes from both processing methods have been submitted to an independent lab for purposes of testing to the biocompatability requirements of the ISO10993 matrix.
ISO 10993 is more specific than the USP Vl testing to determine suitability of a material based on intended use and is the international standard. As with Ensinger TECAPEEK MT which is offered in 6 colors, TECAPEEK CF 30 and TECAPEEK XP98 is tested to the ISO10993 matrix for applications intended to be in contact directly with blood and tissue for less than 24 hours. The matrix identifies that the following tests need to be performed to support the material's use for these type of surgical instruments: maximization / sensitization test, cytotoxity by MEM solution, intracutaneous reactivity, systemic injection and hemolysis test. In submitting new devices to the FDA for approval, it is convenient to submit the material lab reports confirming the biocompatability of the material used to manufacture the device. Copies of these test reports are available from our stocking Medical Elite Distributor, Modern Plastics, for this purpose.
The interest in carbon filled grades of biocompatable plastic materials is for surgical instruments requiring high stiffness while maintaining radiolucency. This would include applications such as retractor blades and target devices.
- Fran Alder
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Solvent "Hypo" Needle Applicator and Bottle
This small applicator is used for capillary cementing, which is the popular way of joining acrylic and polycarbonate sheet. It works because of the ability of solvent type cement to flow through a joint area by capillary action. Properly done, capillary cementing yields a strong, transparent joint.
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Modern Plastics carries TECAPEEK™ MT, a semi-crystalline high performance thermoplastic for very demanding applications preferably for medical and food technology. FDA compliant.
Custom Fabricated Products
Modern Plastics custom fabricates many shapes from many materials, including (but not limited to) windshields for your nautical needs. Modern Plastics offers unmatched custom plastics fabrication services when you need them at a price you can afford. By using the latest technology and the highest quality standards in our Modern Plastics Fabrication facilities, we can ensure on-time delivery, whether your order is a single prototype or requires high-volume production.
Our expert staff has extensive experience in supplying the highest-quality custom-crafted plastics products for all types of commercial, industrial and retail applications.
Vinyl and Acrylic Cements
Modern Plastics has used the IPS WELD*ON® brand of cement products for over 30 years in our own ISO Certified Fabrication Facility and it is the premier choice of product used by professionals for the most critical of applications. You can count on consistent quality with all of the IPS WELD*ON® brand of cement products: