Specialty polymers for medical device manufacturing


Pebax by Arkema

Foster distributes Radel® polyphenylsulfone(PPSU), Udel® polysulfone(PSU), & Ixef® polyacrylamide(PARA) products in less than 2,200 pound quantities.

Solvay’s medical-grade Udel® PSU is a rigid, high-strength, transparent polymer that offers higher heat resistance and better hydrolytic stability than polycarbonate. It retains its mechanical properties when exposed to steam and other sterilization techniques. Radel® PPSU is a super-tough, transparent polymer that can withstand more than 1,000 cycles of steam sterilization without significant loss of properties. This makes it an excellent choice for sterilization cases and trays, surgical instrument handles and other reusable medical devices. Ixef® glass/mineral filled PARA highly engineered nylon-based products exhibit high rigidity with the outstanding surface finish making it an excellent candidate for metal replacement applications such surgical instruments. 

Available Medical Grades:

Radel R-5000 TDS
Radel R-5100 TDS
Radel R-5500 TDS
Radel R-5800 TDS
Radel, Veradel Deisgn Guide

Udel P-1700
Udel P-1710
Udel Deisgn Guide

Ixef HC1022 TDS
Ixef Design Guide

Literature for Solvay® Healthcare
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