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Life Science

Westlake Plastics has long been an innovator and leading producer of thermoplastic stock shapes for the life science and medical markets. Our knowledge of material performance characteristics that are needed to meet the application, biocompatibility, and compliance requirements of this industry has made us a reliable development partner to leading OEMs.  We are involved in the whole process, from design through manufacturing to device submission.

All of Westlake’s products for life science applications are made with FDA, USP VI and/or ISO-10993 compliant materials.

Our ISO 9001:2015 and ISO 13485:2016 certified quality system and regulatory affairs organization oversight, coupled with our raw material and finished goods handling processes and warehousing system ensure product compliance, lot control, and product traceability.

  • Arolux PEEK

    AROLUX PEEK

    Arolux PEEK

    Arolux Polyetheretherketone (PEEK) is a semi-crystalline thermoplastic offering a combination of high-performance properties including continuous use temperature of 450°F, very good wear & abrasion resistance, excellent dimensional stability, and exceptional chemical resistance to organics, acids, bases and hydrolysis 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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  • 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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  • 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 UHMWPE resin 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.

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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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  • Thermalux PSU

    THERMALUX PSU

    Thermalux PSU

    Thermalux Polysulfone (PSU) is an amber colored, semi-transparent, heat-resistant, high performance engineering thermoplastic that offers higher heat resistance and better hydrolytic stability than polycarbonate (PC). It retains its good mechanical properties when exposed to steam and other sterilization techniques.

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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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