Cardiac care and cardiovascular treatments is a segment of the healthcare industry where continuous innovation drives the development of new products and treatment procedures that allow patients to maintain active life styles.
At Westlake Plastics, we are proud to support the industry by offering device OEMs a comprehensive portfolio of biocompatible thermoplastic stock shapes that are used in a range of applications including delivery systems for structural heart/valve repair and replacement systems, instruments, filtration and oxygenation systems used during surgical procedures, and therapeutic devices.
Westlakes Zelux GS polycarbonate products are ISO 10993 approved and can be EtO or gamma sterilized for a variety of single use components. For applications intended for repeat use that require steam sterilization our Propylux HS and HS2 polypropylene, Radel® polyphenylsulfone and Tempalux polyetherimide offer the chemical resistance, hydrolysis resistance and heat resistance necessary for decontamination, cleaning and steam sterilization.
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 to the cardiac care and treatment market, 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.