WESTLAKE PLASTICS EUROPE - Manufacturer High performance polymer shapes (rods, sheets, films) & machining of medical plastics


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Westlake Plastics manufactures medical grade polymer stock shapes in rods and sheets for orthopaedic trial parts and instruments, dental applications and other surgical tools and accessories requiring medical grade standards and biocompatibility. Within its range of medical grade polymers, Westlake offers: - Polycarbonate (PC) gamma sterilized under its Zelux® GS brand name - Polyetherimid (PEI) under its Tempalux® brand name - Polypropylen (PP) under its Propylux® brand name - Polyphenylsulfon (PPSU) under the Radel® brand name - Ultra High-Molecular Weight Polethylen (UHMW-PE) under its Lennite® brand name These polymers can be used for various medical and surgical tools, knee / hip / shoulder trial parts for orthopaedic implant kits and various other medical grade applications (sterilizable cases and containers) requiring high biocompatibility specifications (USP Class VI and ISO10993).

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PROPYLUX® HS products deliver the required attributes for orthopedic applications including biocompatibility, chemical resistance and dimensional stability. Launched in 2004 by Westlake Plastics Europe, PROPYLUX® HS has gained wide acceptance by orthopaedic device manufacturers in Europe. At a similar price point as Pomalux, PROPYLUX® HS offers superior dimensional stability performance when processed through repeated 134°C Prion autoclaving cycles.The material also provides excellent chemical resistance to disinfecting and cleaning solutions and exhibits a very good balance of strength, toughness and ductility. As such, PROPYLUX® HS is well suited for use in applications including trial heads and cups for hip implants, knee provisional trials and impactor applications. The PROPYLUX® HS product line consists of 15 colors and 13 diameters. All colored materials are made with FDA compliant ingredients and the shaped rods have been tested and comply with key parts of ISO 10993.

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With the new tightening procedures for cleaning and disinfecting implant ancillaries, PPSU offers an interesting solution guaranteeing a longer life cycle for products. Though it costs usually more than other medical grade polymers (POM, PP), it can nevertheless prove to be more economical in the long term due to its durability. This is especially true for complex designs which are expensive to machine. PPSU does not have any problems with the cleaning & pre-disinfection products. Our material is lot controlled, serialized and is delivered with a certificate of conformance. Coloured resin has been tested under ISO10993/5/10/11/18. The material is not for permanent implantation. PPSU behaves very well after a large number of sterilisation cycles in an autoclave at 134°C/273°F, it can be sterilized through other methods (ETO; gamma, plasma, dry heat). it is polishable for a perfect finish.

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ULTEM HU1000® (PEI, polyetherimid) offers an excellent dimensional stability after autoclaving. It is preferable to Acetal Coplymer for designs where superior mechanical characteristics are required. This material is radio transparent. Our medical grade stock shapes (rods and sheets) are lot controlled and delivered with a certificate of conformance. The material is not for permanent implantation. It is available in 5 standard colours: black, blue, brown, gray , green. It is a well known material for traumatology and orthopaedic applications (instruments and trial parts).

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Westlake Plastics is one of the world's leading manufacturers of extruded and compression moulded high-performance semi-finished thermoplastic polymer products. We convert a full range of thermoplastic resins into bars, slabs and films. These semi-finished products are used in the medical devices, defence, aeronautics, food processing, biopharmaceutical and other industries. Westlake Plastics Europe is an ISO 9001: 2015- and ISO 13485: 2016-certified company.

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Westlake Plastics stellt auf Compamed aus!

Westlake Plastics stellt auf Compamed aus!

Participation in an event ・ 18 Oct 2023 read more Open In New icon

Wir freuen uns schon auf Ihrem Besuch auf Compamed Messe in Düsseldorf Halle 8A Stand S11 vom 13.11. bis 16.11.2023, um über Ihre Projekte, Halbzeuge aus Medizingrad- oder oder Fertigteile aus technische und Hochleistungsthermoplaste wie z.B. PC, PEI, PEKK, PSU, PMP, PP, PPSU, PVDF, UHMWPE... zu diskutieren. Für Ihre orthopedische Implantate, chirurgische Instrumente (Griffe, Probeteile...) oder Stericontainer (und Instrumententrägerteile), aber auch für andere medizinische Geräte, die eine regelmässige chemische Reinigung oder wiederholte Dampfsteriliserungen mit 134°C verlangen: wir haben Lösungen dafür! Wir werden auch unsere CNC Kunststofffertigteilzerpsanungsaktivität Vorort vorstellen (Drehen, Fräsen, multi-Opérationen).


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  • Extrusion of rubber and plastic
  • thermoplastic moulding
  • extrusion of plastic materials
  • plastic heat forming
  • plastics thermoforming
  • manufacturing of polymer shapes
  • Plastics stock shapes
  • plastics engineering grade
  • Compression moulding of thermoplastics
  • Extrusion of polymers