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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 the material performance characteristics needed to meet the application, biocompatibility and compliance requirements of this industry has made us a reliable development partner to leading OEMs 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 13485:2003 quality system and regulatory affairs organization, coupled with our raw material and finished goods handling and warehousing system insure product performance, compliance, lot control, and product traceability.

  • 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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  • 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 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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