Biopharmaceutical manufacturing has become a fast-evolving part of the healthcare industry and the Covid 19 crisis has highlighted the industry’s ability to adapt, rapidly develop and manufacture life saving solutions in a highly regulated environment.
At Westlake Plastics, we are proud to support the industry by offering process equipment OEM’s a comprehensive portfolio of biocompatible thermoplastic stock shapes that are used in a range of single use applications including chromatography, filtration, cell culture fermentation and bioreactors, mixing and storage systems.
Westlakes Propylux HS and HS2 polypropylene, Ethylux low density polyethylene, Ultra Ethylux high density polyethylene, Thermalux polysulfone and Zelux GS polycarbonate products are UPS VI approved and offer a range performance attributes for a variety of single use components.
Westlake Plastics offers film, sheet and slab forms from 0.05mm to 101 mm thick. Width and lengths vary based on gauge/thickness and material type. Round bar is available from 12.70mm D up to 305mm D. Standard lengths are 1219mm to 2438mm
A longtime supplier in the life science and medical device markets Westlake Plastics understands and conforms to industry requirements with respect to surety of supply, change management, raw material lot control and product traceability. Our quality management systems are ISO9001 and ISO13485 accredited.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.