Non-implantable PEEK solutions
Invibio, part of Victrex plc, specialises in implantable PEEK solutions for long-term medical implants and devices that are in contact with human tissue. Victrex has continually pioneered new PEEK-based polymers, materials and solutions that have transformed markets, delivering global impact in the toughest environments, including for non-implantable medical devices.
Victrex focuses on PEEK & PAEK polymers, considered the world's highest performing thermoplastics and has a range of medical grade non-implantable polymers including films, tapes and fibres. Their polymers are strong, temperature resistant, friction and wear resistance and have a low dielectric strength and can be used in medical devices that will not be in contact with human tissue.
PEEK-CLASSIXTM polymer is suitable for medical devices that will be in contact with human tissue for 30 days or less. PEEK-CLASSIX offers a high-performance polymer solution with a low level of extractables and leachables, and chemical resistance to drug concentrates, and the extremes found within the human body.
PEEK-OPTIMATM polymers are for medical devices which will be in implanted into the human body for more 30 days or more. PEEK-OPTIMA offers all of the mechanical characteristics of non- and short-term implantable PEEK solutions, with added biocompatibility and a masterfile of data from more than 20 years of clinical history.
Suitable for continuous-use temperatures up to 260°C (500°F). Glass transition temperatures up to 170°C (338°F)
Low coefficient of friction. High abrasion and cut-through resistance.
High strength and stiffness in demanding conditions. Excellent long-term creep and fatigue properties
Withstands a wide range of acids and bases and shows excellent performance in hydrocarbons and organic solvents.
Consistent properties across a range of frequencies and temperatures. Insulating, conducting and static dissipative materials.
Resistance to gamma and electron beam radiation as well as transparent to X-rays.
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From the invention of PEEK over 40 years ago, Victrex has continually pioneered new PAEK-based polymers, materials and solutions that have transformed markets, delivering global impact in the toughest environments.
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