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: Ethylene oxyde

: Gamma ray

: Steam

: implantable > 30 days

: implantable < 30 days

: Food contact

: adhesive

: Welding

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Ionomer

Ionomer

Shore hardness

40|50|60|70|80|90|A
D20|30|40|50|60|70|

Working temperature

|0|50|100|150|200|250
|0|50|100|150|200|250

Sterilization

Ethylene oxyde

Gamma ray

Approval

implantable < 30 days

Food contact

Assembly

Welding

Color and transparancy

Mire

Ionomer

Ionomer

SEBS

Styrene Ethylene Butylene Styrene

Shore hardness

40|50|60|70|80|90|A
D20|30|40|50|60|70|

Working temperature

|0|50|100|150|200|250
|0|50|100|150|200|250

Sterilization

Ethylene oxyde

Gamma ray

Steam

Approval

implantable < 30 days

Food contact

Assembly

Welding

adhesive

Color and transparancy

Mire

SEBS

Styrene Ethylene Butylene Styrene

EVA

Ethylene Vinyl Acetate

Shore hardness

40|50|60|70|80|90|A
D20|30|40|50|60|70|

Working temperature

|0|50|100|150|200|250
|0|50|100|150|200|250

Sterilization

Ethylene oxyde

Gamma ray

Approval

Food contact

Assembly

Welding

adhesive

Color and transparancy

Mire

EVA

Ethylene Vinyl Acetate

PEEK

Shore hardness

40|50|60|70|80|90|A
D20|30|40|50|60|70|

Working temperature

|0|50|100|150|200|250
|0|50|100|150|200|250

Sterilization

Ethylene oxyde

Gamma ray

Steam

Approval

implantable > 30 days

Assembly

Welding

adhesive

Color and transparancy

Mire

PEEK

TPU

Thermoplastic polyurethane

Shore hardness

40|50|60|70|80|90|A
D20|30|40|50|60|70|

Working temperature

|0|50|100|150|200|250
|0|50|100|150|200|250

Sterilization

Ethylene oxyde

Approval

implantable < 30 days

implantable > 30 days

Food contact

Assembly

Welding

adhesive

Color and transparancy

Mire

TPU

Thermoplastic polyurethane

+

  • thermoplastic elastomer
  • highly wear and tear resistance
  • Available in a wide range of hardness from flexible to very rigid.


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  • sensitive to moisture
  • variable hardness with temperature

PVC

Poly Vinyl Chloride

Shore hardness

40|50|60|70|80|90|A
D20|30|40|50|60|70|

Working temperature

|0|50|100|150|200|250
|0|50|100|150|200|250

Sterilization

Ethylene oxyde

Approval

implantable < 30 days

Food contact

Assembly

Welding

adhesive

Color and transparancy

Mire

PVC

Poly Vinyl Chloride

PP

Polypropylene

Shore hardness

40|50|60|70|80|90|A
D20|30|40|50|60|70|

Working temperature

|0|50|100|150|200|250
|0|50|100|150|200|250

Sterilization

Ethylene oxyde

Gamma ray

Steam

Approval

implantable > 30 days

Food contact

Assembly

Welding

Color and transparancy

Mire

PP

Polypropylene

HDPE

High Density polyethylene

Shore hardness

40|50|60|70|80|90|A
D20|30|40|50|60|70|

Working temperature

|0|50|100|150|200|250
|0|50|100|150|200|250

Sterilization

Ethylene oxyde

Gamma ray

Steam

Approval

implantable > 30 days

Food contact

Assembly

Welding

Color and transparancy

Mire

HDPE

High Density polyethylene

Description

Polyethylene is the simplest of all the polymers, being comprised solely of carbon and hydrogen. The molecule’s different types of branching yields structures of varying densities, ranging from high-density polyethylene (HDPE) (0,94 to 0,97 g/cm3) to low density polyethylene (LDPE) (0,915 to 0,935 g/cm3).
PE has a semi-crystalline structure; the fusion temperature of the crystalline phase ranges from 100°C to 135°C, while the glass transition temperature from the amorphous phase is Tg = – 106°C. The degree of crystallinity varies from 45% for LDPE to 85% for HDPE.

Reasons for Using PE

High chemical inertness
Excellent coefficient of friction (especially HDPE)
Biocompatibility
High impact strength
Limitations

Does not withstand high temperature (> 60°C)
Difficult to bond
Tends to creep, therefore poor elastic recovery
Not transparent
Examples of Uses

Sheaths and dilators for introducers
Coextruded perfusion tubing
Aspirator tips

LDPE

Low Density polyethylene

Shore hardness

40|50|60|70|80|90|A
D20|30|40|50|60|70|

Working temperature

|0|50|100|150|200|250
|0|50|100|150|200|250

Sterilization

Ethylene oxyde

Gamma ray

Approval

implantable > 30 days

Food contact

Assembly

Welding

Color and transparancy

Mire

LDPE

Low Density polyethylene

Description

Polyethylene is the simplest of all the polymers, being comprised solely of carbon and hydrogen. The molecule’s different types of branching yields structures of varying densities, ranging from high-density polyethylene (HDPE) (0,94 to 0,97 g/cm3) to low density polyethylene (LDPE) (0,915 to 0,935 g/cm3).
PE has a semi-crystalline structure; the fusion temperature of the crystalline phase ranges from 100°C to 135°C, while the glass transition temperature from the amorphous phase is Tg = – 106°C. The degree of crystallinity varies from 45% for LDPE to 85% for HDPE.

Reasons for Using PE

High chemical inertness
Excellent coefficient of friction (especially HDPE)
Biocompatibility
High impact strength
Limitations

Does not withstand high temperature (> 60°C)
Difficult to bond
Tends to creep, therefore poor elastic recovery
Not transparent
Examples of Uses

Sheaths and dilators for introducers
Coextruded perfusion tubing
Aspirator tips

: Ethylene oxyde

: Gamma ray

: Steam

: implantable > 30 days

: implantable < 30 days

: Food contact

: adhesive

: Welding

: Learn more