Plastics offer well-designed solutions for medical supplies, equipment, and infrastructure that help prevent the spread of viruses and bacteria.
Medical imaging is a critical part of our healthcare system and requires constant calibration to assure the highest quality. Plastic materials like acrylic, polyester, polystyrene, or polyolefins are often used to manufacture phantoms, as they have specific characteristics that either simulate human tissue or assist the setting, calibration, and targeting for certain forms of imaging and radiotherapy energy sources.
Commonly used plastic materials in medical equipment include:
Common applications include:
- Phantoms for imaging calibration
- Healthcare furniture
- Crash Carts
- Assist aides (grab bars, handrail)
- Specialized vessels for sample collection
- Modular barrier and guards
- Equipment parts
Advantages of Plastics
Medical USP Class VI Approved Materials