Posted by Marketing on October 08 2020

Orthoplastics: We’ve Extended our Instrument Materials

Orthoplastics has been a manufacturer of instrument materials since 2002, recently we have invested in new manufacturing capabilities which adhere to the latest international standards. Our investment of time and resources into innovation has created a platform whereby Orthoplastics can continue to improve on its high quality, industry-leading products.

Here at Orthoplastics, we have extended our materials offering with Polyacetal (Hostaform) and Polyphenylsulphone.

Hostaform© is the latest offering from Celanese healthcare, a long term replacement for its legacy Celcon portfolio, this material complies to ASTM F1855 and is available in a wide range of colours to meet the demand for high-quality instrument applications and improve quality in coloured molded parts.

Using Hostaform for coloured parts delivers increased polymer stability due to reduced heat history during the preparation of the coloured polymer, improved colour distribution throughout the injection molding process and reduces risks in medical innovations with stable, high-quality and regulatory compliant colours.

PPSu is a high-performance resin that has been available for use in the medical sector for many years. Orthoplastics recently worked with the supplier to develop the extensive validations for the manufacture of the extruded bar stock. Again, the wide range of colours meets the industry demands for identification, traceability and long-term performance.

Polyphenylsulfone (PPSU) can withstand continuous exposure to moisture and high temperatures and still absorb tremendous impact without cracking or breaking.

All materials are available in standards 5ft (1525mm) lengths and a diameter range from 1”(25.4mm) – 4”(101.6mm)

Industry-leading systems & facilities

Orthoplastics’ industry-leading facilities are situated around 50 kilometres north of the city of Manchester. Its impressive facilities offer a combined size that exceeds 50,000 square feet.

Firstly, Orthoplastics 30,000 square foot unit contains a range of different departments including machining, finishing, research & development, shipping and warehousing space. Additionally, a 20,000 square foot press facility has been purpose built in order to house the state of the art UHMWPE press that has been installed at Orthoplastics and offers an exceptional quality of finish on all products manufactured.

Orthoplastics Limited is dedicated to the medical industry and is a world leader in the development and supply of both implantable grade plastics and also biocompatible plastics for instrument applications. Get in touch with us to discuss your requirements and discover how we can help.

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