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May 11, 2023
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The Benefits of Medical Grade Plastic Manufacturing



Medical grade plastic components in production

Quality Support for the Vital Healthcare Industry

Plastics have revolutionized the healthcare industry, from prosthetics and heart valves to medical device components and sterile single-use applications. But not just any kind of plastic will do. Healthcare demands medical grade plastic manufactured with rigorous quality standards to guarantee maximum performance and unmatched patient safety.

What is Medical Grade Plastic?

In the simplest terms, medical grade plastic refers to the polymers used to make medical devices. Any type of plastic used in healthcare must meet biocompatibility standards, meaning they do not produce a toxic or immune response within the human body. Routine, methodical testing and significant regulatory oversight from the FDA (Food and Drug Administration) are required for plastics to be labeled as medical grade.

High Performance Under Critical Circumstances

FDA-approved plastics like Polyether Ether Ketone (PEEK), Polypropylene (PP), Acrylic (PMMA), and others have distinct advantages in healthcare. Not only are they non-reactive and lightweight, but they’re also temperature resistant and can withstand repeated sterilization. Medical grade plastics have a higher tensile strength than their non-medical counterparts, meaning less chance for failure under critical circumstances. Choosing non-medical grade plastic could result in serious issues like mechanical, chemical, or thermal failure, cross-contamination, or patient endangerment.

Exceeding Regulatory Requirements and Safety Standards

When you partner with Houston Plastic Products for your medical grade plastic manufacturing needs, you can feel confident in the safety and quality of your finished products. When close tolerances are crucial for your specialized components, we ensure that all design and material specifications meet or exceed industry standards. And, as sustainability becomes a larger part of the medical plastics conversation, we’re committed to helping you reach your sustainability goals.

We understand that every component is vital — you don’t have time for flaws, so we help you get it right the first time. Our team of expert technicians and mold-builders, extensive medical grade material selection, and decades of experience partnering with healthcare companies means you can rely on HPP. We will deliver the unmatched safety, quality, and efficiency you expect from your medical grade plastics manufacturer. Let’s get started today!

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