Zeus, pioneer in high performance polymer extrusions and material science, declared that it has developed several improved formulations for optimizing radiopacity in polyether ether ketone (PEEK) extrusions.
PEEK has innate rigidity and strength, making it an ideal substitute for metallic tubing and other parts in the medical device market, especially in MRI uses where metals cannot be utilized.
Combining the latest radiopaque formulations and inherent characteristics of PEEK, Zeus now offers PEEK extrusions with improved features and advantages over conventional RO PEEK.
RO materials and Radiopaque PEEK illuminate under fluoroscopy, enabling improved visibility and positioning in various minimally invasive surgeries. The PEEK, with improved RO filler, weighs lighter than conventional metal components and also enhances visualization.
Radiopaque PEEK can tolerate gamma irradiation used in sterilization applications and hence is suitable for sophisticated technologies. Zeus can produce radiopaque PEEK with an extensive range of wall/OD/ID dimensions for a variety of challenging applications.
According to Bob Jennings, who serves as VP of Sales and Marketing at Zeus, the launch of the new product paves the way for new possibilities in the medical device industry.