Autoclavable

Plastics that stand up to repeated steam sterilization

Many plastic materials including polysulfoneUltem®PPSU, and PEEK can be used for medical devices where repeated steam sterilization is required. Medical applications for plastics include surgical instrument handles, sterilization trays, fluid handling couplings, and luer fittings.

The number of autoclave cycles that a plastic component will be able to withstand before deteriorating depends on the material, the autoclave settings, the part geometry, and the level of stress in the part.

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ECTFE

Fluoropolymer with outstanding mechanical properties and dimensional stability.

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ETFE

Plastic material with excellent mechanical strength, stiffness, and abrasion resistance.

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FEP

Flexible fluoropolymer with outstanding chemical resistance and electrical properties.

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PEEK

Strong, stiff plastic with outstanding chemical resistance; performs over a wide range of temperatures.

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PPS

Plastic material with excellent chemical and corrosion resistance at elevated temperatures.

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PSU

High temperature, semi-transparent plastic material with good mechanical properties.

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PCTFE

Fluoropolymer with outstanding dimensional stability, mechanical properties, and temperature range.

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PFA

Flexible fluoropolymer that performs well in extreme temperature and harsh chemical environments.

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PPSU

High temperature thermoplastic material with outstanding impact resistance that is autoclavable.

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Ultem®

High strength plastic with outstanding electrical and high service temperature properties.

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ECTFE

Fluoropolymer with outstanding mechanical properties and dimensional stability.

ETFE in varying shapes and sizes displayed next to one another

ETFE

Plastic material with excellent mechanical strength, stiffness, and abrasion resistance.

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FEP

Flexible fluoropolymer with outstanding chemical resistance and electrical properties.

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PEEK

Strong, stiff plastic with outstanding chemical resistance; performs over a wide range of temperatures.

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PPS

Plastic material with excellent chemical and corrosion resistance at elevated temperatures.

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PSU

High temperature, semi-transparent plastic material with good mechanical properties.

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PCTFE

Fluoropolymer with outstanding dimensional stability, mechanical properties, and temperature range.

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PFA

Flexible fluoropolymer that performs well in extreme temperature and harsh chemical environments.

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PPSU

High temperature thermoplastic material with outstanding impact resistance that is autoclavable.

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Ultem®

High strength plastic with outstanding electrical and high service temperature properties.

Not sure which materials best fit your needs?

Our experienced sales and technical teams are available to assist you with material selection challenges.

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