Orthopedics is an ever-evolving segment of the healthcare industry where continuous innovation drives the development of new products and treatment procedures that allow patients to maintain active productive lives.
At Westlake Plastics, we are proud to support orthopedic device OEMs with a comprehensive portfolio of ISO 10993 approved thermoplastic stock shapes that are used in a wide range of surgical devices, and instruments for orthopedic, trauma, spinal, cranial and maxio-facial surgical procedures.
Westlakes Propylux HS and HS2 polypropylene (PP), Radel® polyphenylsulfone (PPSU), Tempalux polyetherimide (PEI), Thermalux polysulfone (PSU) and Pomalux polyoxymethylene copolymer (POMc) products are ISO 10993 approved and offer a range performance attributes for a variety of devices and instruments that must be repeatedly decontaminated, cleaned and steam sterilized. We offer a wide range of standard colors for coding and branding purposes as well as radio-opaque products. Our Lennite ram extruded Type II UHMWPE is well suited for use in shoulder, hip, knee and ankle joint replacement implants.
Westlake Plastics offers 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 orthopedic 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.
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.
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.
Pomalux Polyoxymethylene (POMC) is a high-performance acetal copolymer used for a wide range of applications. Pomalux has good chemical and high-temperature resistance. Pomalux has good wear resistance and low frictional characteristics. Pomalux a good candidate for a wide range of structural and mechanical components that carry or transmit loads in dry or wet environments.
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.