Connecting Healthcare OEMS and Processors with quality products to deliver vital results

Plastic processors of any size can benefit from the many advantages we offer, including:

  • Specialized technical service including application problem solving
  • Broad product line representing the world’s leading suppliers
  • Local inventory
  • Personalized customer service
  • Packaging flexibility: bags, boxes, bulk trucks, railcars
  • Dedicated stocking program for specific customer needs
  • Flexible/frequent delivery service
  • Dedicated fleet ensuring on-time delivery every time

Processes

Blow Molding
Compounding
Extrusion
Injection Molding
Rotational Molding

Materials expertise for diverse healthcare segments

Cardiovascular & Blood Care

This area encompasses handling and management of blood, such as during cardiovascular and orthopedic surgeries, blood donations and kidney dialysis treatments. Applications include devices to support extra-corporeal systems, blood collection and separation, as well as equipment to move, filter and hold blood.

PERFORMANCE CONSIDERATIONS

  • Biocompatible1 (devices and membranes)
  • Chemical resistance (membranes)
  • Clarity (devices)
  • EtO, gamma/E-beam and autoclave sterilization (devices and membranes)
  • Good flow for processing (devicesand membranes)

TYPICAL APPLICATIONS

  • Blood collection and separation bowls
  • Blood filter and membrane media
  • Blood oxygenators and reservoirs
  • Filters (leukocyte/arterial)

Drug Delivery

Drugs come in diverse forms, requiring delivery devices to span a broad set of formats from injection to inhalation. Safety and patient compliance issues have led to needle-less techniques, improved accuracy/efficiency in drug transfer, as well as aesthetic, miniaturized, ergonomic designs for drug-type identification and consumer appeal/use.

PERFORMANCE CONSIDERATIONS

  • Bio-compatible
  • Clarity and color-ability
  • EtO, gamma and autoclave sterilization
  • Formaldehyde-free valves
  • Impact and wear resistance

TYPICAL APPLICATIONS

  • Inhalers
  • Insulin delivery devices
  • Nebulizer
  • Needle-less injection devices
  • Syringes, bottles, tubes and vials

Fluid Delivery

This segment includes handling and management of fluids for use in IV (intravenous) therapy and enteral
(gastrointestinal) fluid delivery systems. These systems often include various pumps to facilitate fluid delivery to the patient and connection devices that integrate the fluid bag/bottle, pump and tubing into a single system.

PERFORMANCE CONSIDERATIONS

  • Bio-compatible (disposables)
  • Chemical resistance (disposables and pumps)
  • Clarity (disposables)
  • EtO, gamma/E-beam sterilization (disposables)
  • Impact resistance (pumps)

TYPICAL APPLICATIONS

  • Fluid filters
  • Infusion sets
  • Stopcocks, luers, Y-sites and check valves

Lab Ware

The segment encompasses instruments and accessories for the analysis and diagnosis of patient samples, as well as for pharmaceutical and biopharmaceutical research. They range from disposable vials and containers for sample collection, to hand-held instruments, such as pipettors, for sample preparation, to clinical diagnostic equipment for rapid processing/evaluation of many samples.

PERFORMANCE CONSIDERATIONS

  • Bio-compatible and autoclave
  • sterilization (handles)
  • Durability and reliability
  • Flame and chemical resistance
  • Heat management
  • Light weight (equipment)

TYPICAL APPLICATIONS

  • Cassettes, centrifuges and covers
  • Diagnostic machines
  • Diagnostic vial transport trays
  • Pipettors
  • Vials, tubes

Medical Lighting & Lenses

Focused lighting is critical in healthcare areas from general examination rooms to surgical theaters to dental offices. The generation or avoidance of heat from light sources is important in areas such as an operating room. In other cases, such as infrared therapy lighting, heat generation is desired. Lighting systems utilize a wide variety of components including housings, reflectors, handles and covers.

PERFORMANCE CONSIDERATIONS

  • Biocompatible1 and autoclave sterilization (handles)
  • Durability and reliability
  • Flame and chemical resistance
  • Heat management
  • Light weight

TYPICAL APPLICATIONS

  • Handles
  • IR transparent housings
  • Light source covers
  • Luminaire housings
  • Reflectors

Medical Packaging

The industry has recognized the importance of good packaging design, as its role in helping the patient to comply with medication requirements to meet regulatory requirements. We will continually innovate and improve efficiency in this highly regulated healthcare packaging industry.

PERFORMANCE CONSIDERATIONS

  • Protects products from moisture, light, oxygen, and contaminants
  • Solutions also include child-resistance, senior friendly packaging, and foil and non-foil barrier structures

TYPICAL APPLICATIONS

  • Closures
  • Pouches
  • Prefillable inhalers
  • Prefillable syringes
  • Thermoformed trays
  • Vials and ampuls

Monitoring & Imaging

Monitoring and imaging devices comprise a very diverse range of applications from hand-held and small devices such as pulse oximeters, blood pressure, and other patient monitors to larger transportable devices such as anesthesia delivery and ultrasound, to very large stationary equipment such as x-ray, CT, MRI and PET imaging machines.

PERFORMANCE CONSIDERATIONS

  • Chemical resistance to cleaners/disinfectants
  • Colorability and indoor UV stability
  • Durability and impact resistance with light weight
  • Flame retardance and EMI/RFI shielding
  • WEEE and RoHS compliance

TYPICAL APPLICATIONS

  • Anesthesia delivery and monitoring
  • OTC Blood glucose meters
  • Imaging equipment (MRI, CT, PET and x-ray)
  • Patient monitors

Medical Trays

Trays are used to transport instruments after surgery and to hold them during sterilization. In manufacturing, trays are used to transport vials and other items throughout the facility. Common to all types of trays is impact resistance to withstand unintended drops.

PERFORMANCE CONSIDERATIONS

  • Autoclave sterilization
  • Bio-compatible
  • Chemical resistance
  • Color-ability
  • Impact, crack, and craze resistance

TYPICAL APPLICATIONS

  • Dental instrument trays
  • Microsurgery and scope trays
  • Surgical instrument trays
  • Vial transport and storage trays

Nonwoven Disposables

Nonwoven disposables form an integral part of the healthcare market. Disposability and the flexibility offered by the product to meet specific customer needs comprise the two major factors making nonwovens the fabric of choice over woven fabrics in hospitals.

PERFORMANCE CONSIDERATIONS

 

  • Color-ability
  • Sterility
  • Strength and weight

TYPICAL APPLICATIONS

  • Baby diapers
  • Incontinence products
  • Surgical disposal
  • Women’s hygiene

Orthopedics

Orthopedic devices support surgical and non-surgical techniques to preserve and/or restore the musculoskeletal system, limbs, etc. They include external fixators to immobilize the position of bones throughout the healing process.

PERFORMANCE CONSIDERATIONS

  • Bio-compatible
  • Color-ability
  • Dimensional stability
  • EtO, gamma and autoclave sterilization
  • Impact and chemical resistance

TYPICAL APPLICATIONS

  • Bone cement mixers
  • External bone fixation devices
  • Instrument handles
  • Trays and cases

Respiratory Therapy

These devices and supporting equipment are used for treating respiratory-related illnesses in hospitals, clinics and at home. Respirators, ventilators, positive airway pressure devices and respiratory masks assist a growing number of patients with ongoing therapy needs.

PERFORMANCE CONSIDERATIONS

  • Biocompatible1 (airflow pathways)
  • Clarity (masks)
  • EtO and autoclave sterilization (masks and tanks)
  • Flame retardance and EMI/RFI shielding (equipment)
  • Impact and chemical resistance (masks and equipment)

TYPICAL APPLICATIONS

  • Humidifier tanks
  • Oxygen concentrators
  • Positive Airway Pressure (PAP) devices
  • Respirators and ventilators
  • Respiratory masks and valves

Surgical Instruments

Due to the breadth of surgical techniques, a variety of tools have been developed to support specific procedures. These range from access devices to hand/mechanical and powered instruments for open and minimally invasive surgeries. As devices become smaller and more complex, the need for miniaturized components calls for specialized materials to achieve strength, durability and freedom of design.

PERFORMANCE CONSIDERATIONS

  • Bio-compatible
  • Ductility and toughness
  • EtO, gamma and autoclave sterilization
  • Precision fit and high dimensional tolerance
  • Smooth part interaction and low wear
  • Strength and stiffness

TYPICAL APPLICATIONS

  • Access devices (Trocars, retractors and speculums)
  • Hand Instruments (Staplers, forceps and clip appliers)
  • Powered Instruments (Electrosurgical)