SOLVAY
PARA rod stock from Drake Medical Plastics / Alternative to prototype tooling for single-use medical devices
Solvay’s (Brussels / Belgium; www.solvay.com) “Ixef” polyarylamide (PARA) is now available in rod stock from its distribution partner Drake Medical Plastics (Cypress, Texas / USA; www.drakemedicalplastics.com). The materials have been evaluated for ISO 10993 limited-duration biocompatibility and are supported by a US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) master access file (MAF).

The medical-grade and 50% glass fibre-reinforced Ixef stock shapes feature good rigidity, creep resistance, strength, biocompatibility and light weight. They can be precisely machined to create appearance prototypes of single-use orthopedic surgical instruments, an approach that avoids the considerable time and expense of producing soft tooling. Once the part design is finalised, device manufacturers can fully leverage the performance properties of Ixef PARA resin using injection moulding.
26.06.2019 Plasteurope.com [242760-0]
Published on 26.06.2019
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