Ensinger (Washington, PA) has launched a series of highly loaded thermoplastic carbon fibre composites designed to offer high mechanical strength and heat distortion properties to medical components. TECATEC PEEK CW50 is manufactured using the matrix polymer VICTREX® PEEK™, which is compressed with laminated woven carbon fabric mats. A special coating on the fabric helps to reduce the number of defects. A carbon fiber fabric component of 50% ensures good torsional stiffness and minimal tendency to warp even after multiple sterilization cycles. TECATEC is available in plate thicknesses of 3 to 40 mm, with larger dimensions available upon request.

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This article first appeared in the July, 2011 issue of Medical Design Briefs Magazine.

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