Plastic Injection Moulded Medical Components
Plastech Packaging & Healthcare Ltd has over 50 years of experience designing and manufacturing injection moulded components for the medical device industry. When it comes to high-quality plastic medical components, we have the expertise and necessary ISO certification to handle all of your product requirements.
Our injection moulding machines are situated within a Class 7 cleanroom and designed for manufacturing small medical components made from plastic. We also have four laminar flow cabinets within the cleanroom for assembly requirements.
Our staff is well-trained and knowledgeable in handling medical grade plastic material with precision and care, which is just one of the reasons our plastic medical components are trusted for a variety of medical applications across various sectors in the United Kingdom and Europe.
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• Medical Device
• Ear Nose and Throat
• Harm Reduction
• Product Design using 3D CAD software
• Rapid Prototyping Models
• Tool Design
• Pre production Sampling
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High-Quality Components For Your Medical Devices
We’ve worked with our healthcare industry partners to ensure all of our products have been designed to work with your medical equipment and meet the correct quality standards. You can choose from our standard products or let our in-house team assist you in creating customised medical component products to fit your exact specifications.
The Best Medical Grade Plastic Materials
Our plastic medical components are durable and made from thermoplastics or polymer plastics, depending on the type of product you need.
Some of the polymer plastic materials we use include:
- Polypropylene (PP)
- Polyethene terephthalate glycol (PETG)
- Low-density polyethylene (LDPE)
- Flexible and rigid polyvinyl chloride (PVC)
- High-density polyethylene (HDPE)
- Cellulose Acetate (CA)
It’s vital to know the differences between these plastics, how they affect a product’s quality & strength, and which of these thermoplastics would be best for your medical plastic component.
That is where the knowledge and experience of the Plastech team can help ensure that your medical devices are made for maximum efficiency and effectiveness.
Understanding The Different Types Of Plastics
One of the many value-added services that Plastech can offer you is advice on which thermoplastic materials would be best for your requirements. For example, polypropylene (PP) is a robust material that is relatively easy to mould and manipulate, making it a popular choice for plastic injection moulding.
PETG, or polyethene terephthalate glycol, is 100% recyclable and offers impressive chemical resistance, while polyvinyl chloride (PVC) is often noted for its corrosion resistance and excellent dimensional stability.
We know how each of these properties applies to different applications in the medical device sector and can ensure that your medical equipment does what it needs to and does it well.
The Benefits of Plastech’s Medical Device Components
Having worked with partners in the medical industry for several decades, we have a thorough understanding of what works best with medical grade plastics and have applied this knowledge to our entire design and manufacturing process.
Here are just some of the many benefits of trusting Plastech with the design and manufacture of your plastic medical device components:
A Reliable & Refined Injection Moulding Process
Our plastic injection moulding process is executed with precision to ensure each component meets your exact specifications every time. Plastech’s injection moulding process has been tempered and perfected over the years, evolving into a cost-effective option for our business and our customers.
How We Use Plastic Injection Moulding For Your Medical Components
Molten plastic is injected into a mould cavity using a screw once it is the correct consistency for it to be moulded effectively. Thermoplastic materials are ideal in this case because they can be melted and moulded repeatedly. The molten plastic is then cooled and hardened within the cavity to form the shapes required for your high-quality plastic medical components.
Our plastic injection moulding process is efficient and flexible because the moulds themselves can be any shape or size. This gives us creative license and allows us to design any type of component based on your unique needs.
Unparalleled Expertise With Medical Plastic Solutions
While using suitable thermoplastics and the correct equipment is vital to our plastic injection moulding process, so are the finer details. These are the seemingly small details that are often overlooked and only come with experience.
For example, the injection pressure is equally essential when inserting the molten plastic into the mould. It contributes to the transparency and durability of the product and helps to create high-quality components for your medical devices. We achieve this pressure using a high clamping force, resulting in exceptional plastic products for all your medical device applications.
Based on our wealth of experience that grows with every project, we are constantly improving our technology and techniques to ensure we deliver the highest quality products to our discerning customers in the medical industry.
Exceptional Class 7 Cleanroom Facilities
All the equipment and technology we use has been designed to boost our production process, creating safe, durable and cost-effective plastic components for medical application.
As per regulatory requirements, our cleanroom has all the necessary components to facilitate the manufacture of medical plastics and is validated to the ISO 14644-1 class 7 standard. HEPA filters help keep the air free from airborne contaminants and all the surfaces in the cleanroom are made from stainless steel, further supporting our efforts to keep our workstations sanitary and safe.
For more information on our cleanroom processes, product materials, or ISO certification, get in touch with us and we will happily answer any questions you have.
Markets & Applications
Our customers have echoed their approval of the strength and durability of our plastic medical components time and time again. Our efficient process also ensures that high volume production runs are not a problem, giving you added peace of mind as a business owner.
The medical plastic products we manufacture are used for a variety of applications, including:
The quality of the medical devices you use is crucial. That is why we’ve taken extra care with our manufacturing processes.
From plastic stopcock, connectors and caps to flow regulators, valves, clips and clamps, we can manufacture and supply just about any medical device components you need.
Ear, Nose and Throat
Since the medical-grade plastic materials we use can be moulded to any shape, we can create plastic components for medical devices like otoscopes or endoscopes.
Should you require components for dental probes or any other dental instruments, Plastech can design and manufacture them for you in the plastic of your choice.
Some of the most common applications for our medical plastic components are those in veterinary medicine. Components for sterilisation products are easy to produce with our flexible plastic injection moulding process and equipment.
A sterile system is essential when manufacturing components for medical devices in harm reduction. With our experience in the medical device field, the team at Plastech understands this well and can produce high-performance harm reduction device components.
For applications where test tubes and surgical equipment are used, or for bespoke components for harm reduction kits, we can manufacture the components you need.
Our Value-Added Services
The team of engineers and designers at Plastech are plastic and packaging experts with decades of experience in the medical device sector. This means we are able to offer our customers so much more than just plastic products or components.
Our value-added services include:
- Product Design using 3D CAD Software
- Rapid Prototyping Models
- Tool Design
- Pre-production Sampling
Bespoke Branding & Designs
The strength of our business lies in the products we manufacture as well as our value-added services.
Our in-house team can assist you with more than just customised components for your medical devices. We can also help you design and brand your prototypes and products.
With our experience in the medical sector and our capabilities for packaging medical devices in a safe and sterile way, you can enjoy a turnkey service with Plastech’s design and manufacturing abilities.
From insert moulding to silkscreen printing and packing and assembly, we’ll be with you from concept to completion.
Choose Plastech for Your Medical Components
We’ve got the expertise and experience to provide you with high quality plastic injection moulding products for medical applications and devices you can trust. So for high-quality plastic medical components manufactured and assembled by a knowledgeable and experienced team, request a quote from Plastech today!