Markets - Healthcare And Medical
Fiber Reinforced Composite Materials Help to Advance Today's Medical Products
Materials used in medical applications require a host of varied performance characteristics including corrosion resistance, antimicrobial properties, dimensional stability, thermal insulation, and dielectric strength. This makes composite materials such as Sheet Molding Compound (SMC), Bulk Molding Compound (BMC) and IDI’s new lines of high performance composites (Ultrium, Fortium, Flamevex and Alluralite) that are manufactured for the most demanding applications an ideal, cost-effective design solution. In addition, composites maintain excellent cosmetic appearance, molded-in color, fire retardance, and x-ray transparency or opaqueness.
- Hospital beds
- X-ray equipment components
- Instrumentation covers and bases
- Biohazard receptacles
Using composites to design and mold components for the medical and healthcare industry has numerous long-term benefits for both customers and product designers.