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Thermoformed Medical Device Housing

SKU Custom-Thermoforming-MedicalDeviceHousing

Material: ABS/PC/PVC…
Size: As client requested
Color: Multi-color options
Logo: As client requested
Process: Thick-gauge thermoforming
OEM Service: Yes

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What thermoforming material are used in thermoforming process of thermoforming plastic medical device?

The choice of thermoforming material for medical devices is crucial and depends on several factors, including:

  • Biocompatibility: The material must be compatible with human tissue and fluids, meaning it should not cause any adverse reactions when in contact with the body.
  • Sterilization: The material must be able to withstand sterilization processes, such as autoclaving or radiation, without degrading.
  • Strength and durability: The material must be strong enough to withstand the intended use of the device and resist wear and tear.
  • Chemical resistance: The material must be resistant to chemicals that it may come into contact with, such as disinfectants and cleaning agents.
  • Regulatory compliance: The material must meet all applicable regulatory requirements for medical devices.

Here are some of the most commonly used thermoforming materials for medical devices:

  • Acrylonitrile butadiene styrene (ABS): This is a versatile and cost-effective material that is often used for disposable medical devices, such as trays and packaging. It is biocompatible, sterilizable, and has good chemical resistance.
  • Polycarbonate (PC): This is a strong and durable material that is often used for medical devices that require high impact resistance, such as enclosures for diagnostic equipment. It is also biocompatible and sterilizable.
  • High-impact polystyrene (HIPS): This is a cost-effective material that is often used for disposable medical devices, such as packaging and trays. It is biocompatible and sterilizable, but it is not as strong as ABS or PC.
  • Polyvinyl chloride (PVC): This is a versatile material that can be formulated to meet a wide range of properties. It is often used for medical tubing and blood bags. However, PVC can contain harmful chemicals, so its use in medical devices is increasingly being limited.
  • PETG (Polyethylene terephthalate glycol): This is a clear and durable material that is often used for medical devices that require both clarity and strength, such as visors and enclosures. It is biocompatible and sterilizable.

It’s important to note that this is not an exhaustive list, and other materials may be suitable for specific applications. When choosing a thermoforming material for a medical device, it is important to consult with a qualified materials engineer to ensure that the material meets all of the necessary requirements.

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