For over 40 years, UHMWPE has been the chosen material to use within the production of medical implant applications. Ultra-high-molecular-weight polyethylene, otherwise known as UHMWPE, has been relied upon due to its high resistance to abrasion and wear, including its incredibly strong and durable properties.
Its high abrasion resistance and toughness means that it is an exceptionally attractive solution to the complexities of wear. Orthoplastics manufacture UHMWPE from Celanese GUR® 1020, 1050 and 1020-E polymer.
Orthoplastics manufacture and supply the highest quality UHMWPE in the World. The quality of these plastics has been regularly documented as an exceptional development within the medical sector and has resulted in Orthoplastics being renowned as the producer of the highest quality UHMWPE products to the market.
This manufacturing breakthrough has seen Orthoplastics supply the world’s leading orthopaedic device manufacturers. Premium grade UHMWPE products, which have been expertly manufactured and moulded, are used for various different orthopaedic implants such as applications for hips, knees, shoulders, elbows, ankles and fingers.
Orthoplastics manufacture a wide range of industry leading, custom engineered UHMWPE plastics, which are available in rods and sheets, together with rods and blocks which can then be moulded and cut into specifically requested shapes and sizes.
As a result of producing specific sizes of UHMWPE material in advance, enables Orthoplastics to reduce the amount of time required to machine components, thus accelerating the production time and saving customers valuable time and money.