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Biocompatibility

Westlake Plastics understands the compositional attributes and performance characteristics our thermoplastic stock shapes must meet to be considered biocompatible for life science and medical applications. We understand the global standards which define and govern the biocompatibility compliance of thermoplastics. Our entire approach from product design, manufacturing, and quality control, along with our quality system is organized to insure our products meet the performance and biocompatibility compliance requirements of the application.

  • Arolux PEEK

    AROLUX PEEK

    Arolux PEEK

    Arolux Polyetheretherketone (PEEK) is a semi-crystalline thermoplastic with great high-performance properties including high temperature, high wear resistance, and extreme chemical resistance. Well known as a good choice for elevated temperatures with a continuous use temperature of over 450°F.

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  • Arolux PEKK

    AROLUX PEKK

    Arolux PEKK

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  • Cylux C (COC)

    CYLUX C

    Cylux C (COC)

    Cyclux C Cyclic Olefin Copolymer (COC) is a new and unique material combining highly sought-after transparency/optical clarity with chemical resistance and low moisture absorption. This product also offers a wide range of regulatory compliances which make it ideal as a new option in the food process fluid-handling industries.

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  • Cylux H (COP)

    CYLUX P

    Cylux H (COP)

    Cyclux H Cyclic Olefin Homopolymer (COP) is new and unique material combining highly sought-after transparency/optical clarity with chemical resistance and low moisture absorption. This product also offers a wide range of regulatory compliances which make it ideal as a newer option in the food process industry.

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  • Kynar 740 (PVDF)

    KYNAR 740

    Kynar 740 (PVDF)

    Westlake’s Kynar 740 stock shapes are made exclusively from Arkema’s Kynar 740 Polyvinylidene Fluoride (PVDF) resin. The material is an extremely tough engineering thermoplastic offering excellent corrosion and chemical resistance at both ambient and elevated temperatures.

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  • Lennite (UHMW-PE)

    LENNITE WM

    Lennite (UHMW-PE)

    Lennite Ultra-High Molecular-Weight Polyethylene (UHMW-PE) is ram extruded bar stock that is made in accordance with ASTM specification F648 and International Standard ISO 5834-1 for orthopedic implants. Sterilization methods include EtO gas, cold sterilization, and limited gamma irradiation.

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  • Propylux HS2 (HSPP)

    PROPYLUX HS 2

    Propylux HS2 (HSPP)

    Propylux HS2 is Heat-Stabilized Sheet made from FDA, USP VI compliant polypropylene resin. Its broad chemical resistance, low moisture absorption, hydrolysis resistance, and toughness make it ideal for medical and life science applications. Suitable sterilization methods include steam autoclaving, EtO gas, and cold sterilization. Product is fully lot traceable.

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  • Propylux HS (HSPP)

    PROPYLUX HS

    Propylux HS (HSPP)

    Propylux HS shapes are Heat-Stabilized materials made from FDA, USP VI complaint polypropylene resin. Its broad chemical resistance, low moisture absorption, hydrolysis resistance and toughness make it ideal for medical and life science applications. Suitable sterilization methods include steam autoclaving, EtO gas, and cold sterilization. Product is fully lot traceable.

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  • Radel WM (PPSU)

    RADEL WM

    Radel WM (PPSU)

    Westlake’s Radel® WM stock shapes are made exclusively from Solvay’s Radel® polyphenylsulfone (PPSU). Its regulatory compliance profile, and lot traceability make it ideal for use in medical and life science applications. Sterilization methods include EtO gas, radiation, steam autoclaving, dry heat, and cold sterilization.

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  • Tempalux WM (PEI)

    TAMPALUX WM

    Tempalux WM (PEI)

    Tempalux WM is Westlake Plastics’ medical grade of polyetherimide (PEI). This material is FDA, USP VI and ISO-10993 compliant. Its regulatory compliance profile and lot traceability make it ideal for use in medical and life science applications. Sterilization methods include EtO gas, radiation, steam autoclaving, dry heat and cold sterilization.

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  • Ultra Ethylux (HDPE)

    ULTRAETHYLUX

    Ultra Ethylux (HDPE)

    Ultra Ethylux High Density Polyethylene (HDPE) is one of the most widely utilized thermoplastics due to its relative low cost, weight/density, and range of properties. Although not recommended for high load, Westlake Plastics offers a normalized grade which enhances stress relief characteristics for applications requiring more extensive machining.

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  • Zelux GS (PC)

    ZELUX GS

    Zelux GS (PC)

    Zelux GS is a Polycarbonate (PC) material suitable for gamma and e-beam sterilization. The unique product is intended to be used for the machining of low volume or intricate design components. The material meets the requirements of USP VI and ISO 10993 biocompatibility standards.

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  • Zelux M (PC)

    ZELUX M

    Zelux M (PC)

    Zelux M is a Machine grade Polycarbonate (PC). Zelux M is a transparent engineering thermoplastic with excellent dimensional stability, strength, and rigidity, with service temperatures up to 250F. This material has good insulating properties and is flame resistant. Zelux is easy to fabricate, paint, and glue.

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  • Zelux W (PC)

    ZELUX W

    Zelux W (PC)

    Zelux W is a Window grade Polycarbonate (PC) that is optically clear with excellent dimensional stability, good strength, and stiffness with service temperatures up to 250F. Zelux is often used for structural applications when clarity and impact strength are essential including lenses, manifolds, sight glass, and machine guards.

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