MCP Engineering Plastics Limited are Medical Grade PTFE suppliers and Medical Grade PTFE manufacturers for a range of medicine related applications.
Medical Grade PTFE is not only used for human contact with body tissues, but also widely used in modern medical devices. Polymers have typically replaced metal and other materials within medical applications over the last 30 years.
Medical Grade PTFE products used in medical treatment, can be divided into three categories.
Medical products that enter or are in direct contact with the human body or other organic bodies (permanently or temporarily). These include functional implants, such as artificial substitutes for tissues and organs. Medical Grade PTFE products for temporary use include; catheters, drainage pipes, stethoscopes, filters and air conditioners. Medical Grade PTFE is mainly used for material, fluid and gas transportation, management and filtration.
Medical products that are used externally to the human body benefit from medical grade PTFE too. Tactile qualities of PTFE include plasticity, lightness, firmness, tightness and elasticity. These qualities are important for common medical products, such as gloves, tourniquets, limb fixation devices, the external sheath for various diagnostic devices.
Key properties of Medical Grade PTFE:
- High service temperature
- Superior chemical resistance
- Insulating properties
- Low permeability to gases and aggressive fluids
- FDA/WRAS approved
Lastly, medical grade PTFE is ideal for the functional components of biochemical analysis and biochemical synthesis equipment, such as cell and tissue culture, regeneration and propagation devices. The biological inertia of the polymer can be used to produce implants that do not cause the organism to reject, and to develop devices that are in contact with blood that does not damage the blood.
MCP Engineering Plastics Limited, based on the Hertfordshire and Essex County border, are an established and experienced Medical Grade PTFE supplier and manufacturer to a range of industries throughout the UK. We have a wide range of filled materials, in all sizes, ready for despatch, ex-stock.