Plastics In Healthcare & Medical Industry
Plastics are facilitating a new frontier of more types of outpatient treatments, less invasive procedures and longer lasting materials. Plus, antimicrobial plastics cut down on infections. If you’re looking for a healthier cost-effective alternative for medical materials, check out plastics!
Environmental and Safety:
Considering the total carbon footprint, including costs of raw materials, manufacture, transport, fabricate, install, maintain, plastics compare favorably with more traditional materials. Also, plastics are safer to handle and install. When you consider that most plastics are readily recyclable, they can become the most environmentally responsible and safest choice for many demanding medical applications.
· Surgical instrument handles/grips
· Dental instrument handles/grips
· Orthopedic implants
· Pacemaker leads
· Endoscopic housing/eyepieces
· Sterilization trays/caddies
· X-ray and MRI parts
· Dialysis machines housings
· Respiratory units
· Pharmaceutical production/packaging
· Fluid distribution-valve housings/nozzles
· IV and infusion devices
· Diagnostic systems
· Feeding tubes
Medical products must match compliance standards. Many plastics work well for creating medical equipment for the medical industry, meeting national standards, and ensuring professionals can operate at the highest possible standard. There are many ways these plastics go to use. They play many roles, from serving as the foundation of critical products to assisting in the carrying process of sterilized medical tools and equipment. Many plastics are used in the medical field for various purposes.