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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 offering a combination of high-performance properties including high temperature resistance, very good wear & abrasion resistance, excellent dimensional stability and exceptional chemical resistance to organic acids, bases and good hydrolysis resistance in boiling water and steam.

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  • Cylux C (COC)

    CYLUX C

    Cylux C (COC)

    Cylux C Cyclic Olefin Copolymer (COC) is a unique material combining transparency/optical clarity with chemical resistance and low moisture absorption. This product also is compliant to a number of regulatory standards which makes it ideal as an option for use in the medical devices and food process industries.

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  • Cylux P (COP)

    CYLUX P

    Cylux P (COP)

    Cylux P Cyclic Olefin Homopolymer (COP) is a unique material combining transparency/optical clarity with chemical resistance and low moisture absorption. This product also is compliant to a number of regulatory standards which makes it ideal as an option for use in the medical devices and food process industries.

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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 ram extruded bar stock is made from GUR® UHMW-PE powder which conforms to ASTM F648 and ISO 5834-1. Lennite ram extruded bar stock conforms to ASTM F648 and ISO 5834-2 and is targeted for use in machining orthopedic implants. GUR® is a registered trademark of the Celanese Corporation.

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  • Propylux HS2 (HSPP)

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    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 extruded with polycarbonate resin designed for gamma and e-beam sterilization. Product exhibits excellent impact resistance and good strength and stiffness up to 120°C.   The polycarbonate resin meets the requirements of USP VI and ISO 10993 biocompatibility standards.  Suitable sterilization methods include gamma, e-beam, EtO, and limited cycle autoclaving. Extruded product is fully lot traceable.

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  • Zelux M (PC)

    ZELUX M

    Zelux M (PC)

    Zelux M is a Machine grade Polycarbonate (PC). Zelux M offers excellent dimensional stability, toughness, strength, and rigidity, with service temperatures up to 250°F. 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, toughness, good strength, and stiffness with service temperatures up to 250°F. Zelux W 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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  • Ethylux (LDPE)

    ETHYLUX

    Ethylux (LDPE)

    Ethylux Low Density Polyethylene (LDPE) is a semi crystalline polyolefin with a lower density and a higher degree of ductility than Ultra Ethylux/HDPE. Ethylux Low Density Polyethylene (LDPE) has excellent chemical resistance and low moisture absorption properties. Ethylux Low Density Polyethylene (LDPE) is a good candidate for chemical environments, food processing and packaging applications.

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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 M (PC)

    ZELUX M

    Zelux M (PC)

    Zelux M is a Machine grade Polycarbonate (PC). Zelux M offers excellent dimensional stability, toughness, strength, and rigidity, with service temperatures up to 250°F. 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, toughness, good strength, and stiffness with service temperatures up to 250°F. Zelux W 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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