Ticona to Showcase Orthopedic Implant and MT® Polymers at OMTEC 2012
Ticona Engineering Polymers
8040 Dixie Hwy.
Florence, KY, 41042
Press release date: June 6, 2012
Ticona, the global leader in materials for orthopedic implants and the only company with a dedicated line of medical technology (MT®) grade polymers, is showcasing its broad portfolio of biocompatible materials during the Orthopedic Manufacturing & Technology Exposition and Conference (OMTEC 2012) from June 13 to 14 at the Donald E. Stephens Convention Center in Rosemont, Ill.
With almost 50 years' of application experience, Ticona GUR® ultra-high molecular weight polyethylene (UHMW-PE) is the implant material-of-choice for hip, knee and shoulder arthroplasty, thanks to its outstanding properties profile: low wear, excellent lubricity, biocompatibility, high abrasion resistance, exceptional impact strength and high purity.
In addition to use in orthopedic implants, Ticona MT polymers are increasingly replacing metals, ceramics and other traditional materials in high-technology medical applications - diagnostics, drug packaging, drug delivery, multi-use surgical instruments. The extreme properties of these engineering resins can help OEMs and manufacturers bring new products to market quickly and confidently.
Ticona will highlight its GUR UHMW-PE at Booth #826 as well as its MT grades in four polymer families:
o Celanex® MT® thermoplastic polyester (PBT)
o Fortron® MT® polyphenylene sulfide (PPS)
o Hostaform® MT® acetal copolymer (POM)
o Vectra® MT® liquid crystal polymer (LCP)
Advantages of Ticona MT polymers:
o High product purity
o Consistent formulation
o Long-term supply assurance
o Production according to GMP principles
o Drug and Device Master File listing
o Food contact compliance (FDA and EU)
o Certiﬁed biocompatibility
o Free from additives derived from animal sources
Ticona encourages you to visit www.ticona.com/orthopedics. See why medical technology manufacturers are turning to Ticona for MT polymers that conform to specific property and quality standards, as well as applicable regulatory requirements.
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