Every day, plastics are involved in critical surgeries, life-saving efforts, and routine medical procedures. Plastic materials can be sterilized hundreds of times without degradation. Lightweight plastics are used to form replacement joints, non-surgical supports, and therapy equipment. Clear plastics provide visibility for transfusions, surgeries, and diagnostic equipment of all kinds. And plastics can be machined, molded, or formed into almost any shape imaginable.
The paragraphs below describe specific materials and their uses in this industry . . .
See our table showing Agency Approvals and Listings for many plastic materials.
( see also ESD Materials -- AntiStatic, Static Dissipative & Conductive Plastics )