With the Medical Devices Directive (93/42/EEC), the medical technical sector imposes very high requirements on the technical properties of plastics and on the required standards that these plastics must meet. Medical Grade plastics are available in sheet and rod shapes in a wide variety of sizes and colours. With medical-grade plastics reliability comes first
Raw materials and additives that have been used for medical-technical applications for years are used for the production of medical-grade plastics. These raw materials are FDA compliant, tested according to DIN and ISO 10993-1 and USP Class VI, and all products come with certificate. For 100% traceability, there is an Inkjet marking on all MG versions over the full length of the semi-finished product with Material, Article number and Production Lot number.
Vink Plastics Medical Grade Plastics are now used in surgical and dental instruments, storage boxes, biotechnology, laboratory and diagnostic equipment and as dimensioning parts for knee and hip prostheses.
About plastics for instrument making
Toolmaking and instrument making are often a split from the precision mechanical industry, with the medical sector as the spearhead. Think of instruments that are used by a surgeon where high demands are made on the sterilisation of the instruments. Mainly high performance plastics such as PEEK are processed in this industry.
About plastics for medical devices
As in instrument making, many high-quality plastics are used for medical devices. In the field of medical equipment, electrical conductivity, gamma radiation and X-rays play a role that explains why plastics are often chosen. In addition, fire-resistant properties are of great importance. Sheet and bar materials are used for both the casing and the drivelines in this equipment.